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Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 06:58 PM

right, i'm still not sure if this is in the right place but it's to do with self expression
Basically i've always always wanted to write songs because i'm a singer and i get bored of singing other peoples songs, i want to be able to write songs which mean something to me....i was wondering if anyone had any tips on song writing because all my songs sound really...well crap! hehe
if anyone could give any advice it would be much appreciated!



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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 07:47 PM

You know how people can freestyle rap, try freestyling singing. Take a subject and sing about it, let the words flow, dont write, dont stop to think.
It takes practice but its great once you get the hang of it.


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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 09:09 PM

It helps if you write about something you know well or are passionate about.


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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 11:43 PM

Things seem to flow better if you rhyme, especially if you're freestyling as Jaymi suggested.
   
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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 11:46 PM

Personally I've found that I cannot write stories/songs. The only gift I have is poetry. If you're not very good at one thing It's best not to force or try your best to make it good. Maybe sit down, write a song and ask people (NOT just friends because I've found that my surrounding people will lie to me.) If you feel that It comes naturally, then keep going =) If you're not happy with the results It's time to try something new. Good luck!


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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 23rd 2010, 11:54 PM

think of what your going through in then write about it or what you experience it works really good for me hope this helps.
   
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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 24th 2010, 06:07 PM

thank you for all the amazing help..i like the idea of freestyling the songs (:



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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 24th 2010, 11:18 PM

don't focus on using big words and really good imagery, work on getting your idea onto the page, once you have the key parts, you can start changing the words you use.

also, find a place to start, i ALWAYS start with the chorus, dunoo why
   
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Re: Writing song lyrics...? - May 25th 2010, 11:21 PM

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don't focus on using big words and really good imagery, work on getting your idea onto the page, once you have the key parts, you can start changing the words you use.

also, find a place to start, i ALWAYS start with the chorus, dunoo why
cool, thanks
i suppose the chorus is like the core of a song almost :P x



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