How to write songs – Starting with lyrics

For many people often the most difficult task of songwriting is lyric writing. And with lyric writing often the most difficult part is knowing where to start. In this video I give you one technique I’ve found useful: Start at the end! Also I consider the features of language itself that we need to take into account as we try to shape words into lyrics.

Author: simpletunes2
Duration: 301
Published: 2011-08-08 01:13:36
4. How to write songs – Starting with lyrics

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  • Songwriter Tip:

    Whichever way you choose, writing from a lyric or from a melodic line, once you’ve set the tempo and determined how many lyric lines will be in each segment, you’ve begun to lock yourself into the form. If it takes one minute to get through a verse and chorus, and you’re looking for a three-minute song, your options have already shrunk. You should also consider the amount of lyric needed to tell the story.

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