Kimberly Kerr reports:
"It is very important to write a comment about all of the different elements going on in a song. First, begin with the Introduction. Was it too long or too short? Does it sound good? What is the melody like and does it naturally flow into the beginning of the song well? Does it sound interesting or simple and boring? What is the genre of the song? Next comment on the vocal ability of the vocalist. Do they have pitch problems? Do they sound commercial and radio ready? Is their voice deep and distinctive or original and appealing? Do they need additional voice lessons? It is important when writing a song review to be very honest about what you think. Artists need to hear from others what they really think without sugar[-]coating the facts. Maybe they try to sing out of range? Do they sing too monotone or sing great? Maybe they sound like they have top hit potential? Of all of the comments that you could make, one of the most important elements in a song is the lyrics. Do they sound good? Are they effective? Are the lyrics too offensive? Do they sound original and inspiring? Do they have catchy lines that make the song appealing? Maybe the words are childish and immature. Let them know what you think of the words, [because] it is extremely important for a song review. Maybe the vocalist can really sing good but the words to the song are horrible. Let them know what you feel about their music! If the lyrics are bad, suggest how to fix them. Instrumental Arrangement is very important in song reviews as well. Sometimes the instruments do not flow well together. Other times the beat of the drums is awesome, the guitar blends well and the song is perfect. If the song sounds the same all throughout, let them know that the background instrumentals are flat and boring. Give them suggestions on what they could add into their tracks to make the song more appealing. If the song needs more instrumental elements, let them know that the song needs a little more something to make it a better song. Let them know if they have great new artist or top hit potential. Are they radio ready? The best way to write a song review is to just be honest. Let the artist know what you think and how the music makes you feel. Offer constructive criticism and suggestions that you think would help their song be more of a hit song."
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