So you have an awesome tune with a good melody, solid hook, and great lyrics. What’s next? Before you can get to the final live performance or recording stage, you need to arrange your song.
Unlike other aspects of songwriting, arranging is actually very flexible and sometimes a little easier, especially if you play an instrument or are working with your band. Sometimes jamming through a song with your band is all you need to come up with a good arrangement. Your final arrangement may even change to suit the venue, what instrumentalists and singers are available, the rehearsal time frame, and your audience.