Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: general lyric writing tips?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    general lyric writing tips?

    Sign in to disable this ad
    i've never written lyrics to my own music before but i want to start heading down that avenue. any general tips for writing lyrics?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    A lot of people have interesting approaches. Like some people write lyrics after looking at a painting or other things that draw inspiration. Just get out your pen and start jotting stuff down, don't worry if it sounds cheesy good luck!
    Check out our music/cooking tour - http://bohemianelk.com

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to elkajames For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Like some people write lyrics after looking at a painting or other things that draw inspiration.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Start with the shortest slogan possible, not a hook, just a little anchor to attach a chain to. Maybe it's an observation of something physical or a play on common wisdom. Now every link in the chain is somewhat the same, and leads to the next. To determine the length of the link, observe where it fits best in the beat. Stretch and repeat.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to DataDay For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by brunagari View Post
    Like some people write lyrics after looking at a painting or other things that draw inspiration.
    The absolute FIRST thing you should do is learn about song structure. I cannot stress this enough; it’s incredibly important. If your song has no structure, there’s nothing making the listener want to listen to it again. You know how sometimes you listen to a song (good or bad) and it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the day? That was done on purpose. A common song structure that’s easy to work with is: Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. You can also add instrumentals here and there, especially before or after the bridge, before the first verse with that papers, and after the last chorus. Once you know about song structure, choose a general structure for your song. You can Google some basic ones if you don’t know any off the top of your head.
    Last edited by Jonasy; 05-28-2020 at 01:26 AM.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I think it's important to know the purpose of the lyrics. Should they be catchy? Should they convey something deeper? Should the be the main focus or just something that sounds good together with the rest?

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Always write lyrics that mean something to you and bring out the deepest emotions. If you fake it, it will be obvious or sound forced. Example: I suffered from depression & went through a lot in England before I moved to the US. This fuels a lot of my lyrics and although I have just started in electronic music production (I used to be in indie rock bands), I have about 100 songs written and ready to produce. Dig out your soul and your listeners will love you for it and connect faster with your music.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I tend to try to write anything catchy that people would be drunk and love to shout at each other in a club like 'Wiggle wit it, clap wit it' etc... get those audience members involved aha

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •