My song writing process… was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by John Pape
The tempo-versus-words thing is actually a common problem amongst songwriters of all ilks. This problem usually arises when there are lots of words. If the tempo’s too fast, you may tie knots in your tongue trying to get them all in. If you want a rapid-fire one-syllable-per-8th or 16th note lyric, you have to be extra careful that the words are easy to pronounce and sing together. Remember this above all things: the easier the song is to sing, the easier it is to remember, an the easier it is to remember, the greater your chances of selling it are.