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Music ~ Songwriting ~ Lyrics

How to write a song - part two - title, lyrics, and theme of songwriting.

How to Write a Song – Part Two – Lyrics, Theme, Title

How do I write the best song lyrics? When writing lyrics, the first rule is never to take yourself too seriously. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking all your lyrics must be deeply profound or meaningful to be considered worthy. To disabuse yourself of this notion, all you have to do is listen to...

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How to write a song - the basics of how to get started - Part One.

How to Write a Song – Part One – Methods & Formula

The Nuts & Bolts of Songwriting A song can be broken down into four constituent elements. Words – or Lyrics – which are sung along to a: Melody – which is the part of a tune you hum to yourself because you can’t get it out of your head. Melody is overlaid with: Harmony –...

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How to write a song - part three - imagery and repetition in songwriting.

How to Write a Song – Part Three – Imagery & Repetition

How do I create imagery in songwriting? Imagery in Songwriting Songwriters use flowery or descriptive imagery in place of the actual things they describe. Think Bob Seger in Like a Rock, or Poison’s Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, or Pat Benatar’s Love is a Battlefield. Beware of tortured or awkward sounding metaphors or similes. Bad...

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