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3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting Skills

March 10th, 2018 by

3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting SkillsPoetry and songwriting are undoubtedly related. But, unlike what many think, songwriting does not come from poetry or vice versa. The difference between these two lies in the fact that the first is created mainly for reading, while the second for listening. According to Writer’s digest, all the remaining differences are consequences of this difference. (more…)

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    When you’re having difficulty in making your lyrics ‘fit’ with the melodies that you are writing, try putting in a nonsense syllable such as ‘Ooh ‘or ‘Na-na. This device has been used with tremendous effect over the years, with some writers opting to use the nonsense syllable as the entire hook. Take the song ‘go ahead and kiss her ‘with the lyric of the chorus being played, chanted and sung every time a professional athlete is ejected from a gameÉ’na-na-na-na naÉna-na-na-naÉhey heyÉgoodbye.