251px-Music-Notes-Vector Choose a song and decide if it is the song you wish to parody. If it’s a song you particularly dislike, it will be easier to parody, but if you want to record it for the internet, working with it may be a problem. It might be best parodying a song you dislike to begin with, and then move on to songs you like. Don’t forget that it’s easier if you use a short song with simple lyrics.

2Pick a good song.

Let’s go with “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. It’s about a girl who wants to climb. This type of song, with a strange quality, will be very easy to parody.

3 Listen to the chorus.

While listening, think of a topic for your song that can keep some words of the song in your new song. For example: Weird Al’s parody “You’re Pitiful” is a parody of James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”, or his “White & Nerdy” is a parody of “Ridin’ Dirty” by rapper Chamillionare.

4 Exaggerate that trait.

Instead of having the man falling in love with the transvestite, make it that he shares a house with a bunch of transvestites.

5  Use the whole song to tell the story, making sure to add little jokes and jabs at other people.

Use your madness and creativity to write the first verse. It is tricky on your part because you must keep the same amount of syllables in each line and use the same rhyme scheme, which is especially difficult in a well-written rap songs. Even Weird Al’s parodies can’t always keep up with that. 6. If you are planning to put the song online, find an instrumental track of the song, or learn to play it on an instrument. If you intend to sell the track, the latter is the only way you can go without paying the original artist. 7. Record the song using a cheap microphone and Audacity. You can download Audacity at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. Or you can use Garage Band if you have it on your Mac. 8. Make a music video using a video camera or webcam and Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. WMM comes free with Windows XP, Vista and 7. iMovie comes free with the iLife package for Mac. 9Upload the video to YouTube. Voila!