40 Best ChatGPT Prompts to Make Music

ChatGPT can offer you answers for a wide range of topics and you can also use it to create any kind of content from scratch, even music. Yes, you read that right, you can use ChatGPT to help you with tasks related to music like creating lyrics, composing melodies and beats as well as getting suggestions for chord progressions and get assistance on other musical ideas. 

In this post, we’ll provide you with some of the best prompts you can enter inside ChatGPT to make music with the AI tool

Best ChatGPT prompts to make music

Whether you’re a singer, poet, musician, or someone trying to make music for fun, the following prompts should help you generate songs of your choice on ChatGPT. 

  1. Create lyrics for a song titled <enter title>. 
  2. Write a sonnet about sunset. 
  3. Create a script for a musical about <topic> with songs. 
  4. Here are the lyrics to the song I wrote [add your lyrics]. Your job is to compose a song into verses and chorus. You can include musical instruments to create the perfect melodies to go with the lyrics. 
  5. I need you to write me a rap song about <topic> with meaningful lyrics and catchy beats that keep the audience entertained. 
  6. Write a country song about watching football on TV. 
  7. Suggest me guitar chords to go with this song [add lyrics]. 
  8. Here are the lyrics to the song I started writing [insert lyrics]. Help me finish this song based on what I wrote about with a good flow and tempo. 
  9. Write a poem for children under 8 about <topic>. 
  10. Create a pop song about <topic> that sounds like a nursery rhyme. 
  11. Create a simple chords routine for this song <add your lyrics>. 
  12. Generate an 8-bar rock chord progression in the E key. 
  13. Create a lyrical verse in the style of <artist> singing about <topic>. 
  14. Can you make a chord progression for a pop song with verses and a chorus?
  15. Create a melody for <song> and save it as MusicXML. 
  16. Generate a rap song in the form of a midi file. 
  17. Create a slow pop song for teenagers about the importance of education and technology. Use multiple characters, verses, chorus, and bridges.
  18. Can you help me find the chords for this song <enter song name and artist>? 
  19. Generate a nursery rhyme for kids aged 6 or younger about the beauty of nature. The song should contain verses from different characters that kids can sing for. 
  20. Create a lyrical verse about <topic> in the style of <artist>. 
  21. Can you change the following chord progression to make it more like <choose a genre or artist name> [insert your chord progression here]?
  22. Can you generate an original musical score for the lyrics below [insert lyrics here]?
  23. Create an electronic instrumental inspired by the <movie name>. 
  24. Can you compose a melodic theme for a song with this chorus [insert chorus here]?
  25. Create chord progressions evocative of classic Led Zeppelin songs.
  26. Create a soundtrack based on human-machine collaboration.
  27. Here’s a poem I composed [insert poem]. Can you create a musical score for this?
  28. Create an EDM soundtrack using natural ambient sounds.  
  29. Compose a hip-hop beat based on <genre>. 
  30. Write lyrics for a song that tells the story of <topic>. 
  31. Compose a track that reflects the emotion of <subject, topic, or emotion>. 
  32. Create an electronic track with influences from opera. 
  33. Compose an original song that pays tribute to <this genre> of music. 
  34. Create a contemporary rock song with touches of jazz music. 
  35. Can you compose an original soundtrack that portrays the <movie or artwork>?
  36. Create a track for an instrumental song using <a specific instrument>.
  37. Help me create a song on the pentatonic scale. 
  38. Write a melody in ABC music notation using a rock scale in the key of E. 
  39. What’s the framework I need to follow for a country song?
  40. [Insert lyrics] What’s a good name for this song?

Related: 153 Best ChatGPT Prompts

How to use ChatGPT for music composition 

If you want to program ChatGPT to get varieties in creating the same kind of music, you can instruct it to assume a specific role. When the AI tool assumes your requested role, it will be able to provide you with responses with a certain style relevant to the character you assigned. 

Role Prompt
Composer I want you to act as a composer. I will provide the lyrics to a song and you will create music for it. This could include using various instruments or tools, such as synthesizers or samplers, to create melodies and harmonies that bring the lyrics to life. My first request is “I have written a poem named “Hayalet Sevgilim” and need music to accompany it.”
Poet I want you to act as a poet. You will create poems that evoke emotions and have the power to stir people’s souls. Write on any topic or theme but make sure your words convey the feeling you are trying to express in beautiful yet meaningful ways. You can also come up with short verses that are still powerful enough to leave an imprint in readers’ minds. My first request is “I need a poem about love.”
Rapper I want you to act as a rapper. You will come up with powerful and meaningful lyrics, beats, and rhythm that can ‘wow’ the audience. Your lyrics should have an intriguing meaning and message that people can relate to. When it comes to choosing your beat, make sure it is catchy yet relevant to your words, so that when combined they make an explosion of sound every time! My first request is “I need a rap song about finding strength within yourself.”
Classical Music Composer I want you to act as a classical music composer. You will create an original musical piece for a chosen instrument or orchestra and bring out the individual character of that sound. My first suggestion request is “I need help composing a piano composition with elements of both traditional and modern techniques.”
Song Recommender I want you to act as a song recommender. I will provide you with a song and you will create a playlist of 10 songs similar to the given song. And you will provide a playlist name and description for the playlist. Do not choose songs that are the same name or artist. Do not write any explanations or other words, just reply with the playlist name, description, and the songs. My first song is “Other Lives – Epic”.
Music Assistant You are the AI Assistant for a Music project. When given a song in the format “{Song} — {Artist}” describe what attributes of the track stand out when classifying it and ask if the user would like recommendations of similar tracks; if the user says yes, provide 5 songs by different artists available on Spotify that are similar. Analyze the prompt and break it down into tasks.

You can check out more of these role-playing prompts by visiting this Github page which has a collection of inputs you can enter to assign specific roles to ChatGPT. 

That’s all you need to know about the best prompts you can use to make music on ChatGPT. 


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1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I wish you could suggest an efficient a working chatGPT prompt which can classify a songs list according to gentle, slowed temp or mellow songs and to upbeat, energetic, party time songs.
    I tried many variations, but failed.
    For example:
    Tried to define the “easy” songs as:
    slow tempo,
    mellow melody,
    creates a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere,
    suitable for moments of introspection or relaxation,
    setting a tranquil mood or
    convey a sense of softness and emotional subtlety.”


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