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Turning Your Poems Into Song Lyrics

Have you ever had the experience of feeling that you write pretty good poetry, but every time you try to come up with a melody and chords that makes it sound like a good song lyric, it just doesn’t work? There are any number of reasons why that might be happening. Here are some possible ones: […]

Common Lyric Problems and How to Solve Them

For many songwriters, it’s the lyrics that are the toughest to write. A lot of the difficulty comes from not having a clear understanding of the nature of lyrics. And that nature changes from song to song: Some lyrics rhyme, some don’t. Some lyrics are comprised of sentences, others seem to be more fragments of […]

Writing a Lyrics-First Song

You might think that songwriters who create a lyric first are likely to be poets, but that’s not always the case. Some poetry works well as song lyrics, but only if: the poem has universal appeal: it speaks of issues and situations that most people would identify with on some level; the poem taps in to […]

Writing Lyrics That Grab at the Heart Of Your Audience

There are important differences between lyrics and poetry, differences all lyricists need to know. _______________ Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 10-eBook Bundle comes with an 11th free eBook, “Creative Chord Progressions“. Read more.. ________________ If you’ve been writing songs for a while, you hopefully know one thing […]

The Main Difference Between Good Lyrics and Good Poetry

Discover the 11 secrets that pro songwriters have known for decades. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle is being used by thousands of songwriters to take their music to a new level of excellence. Now with a 7th FREE eBook. Read more… ______________ Sometimes a poem will make a good song lyric, but don’t be surprised to find that […]

5 Alternatives to Songwriting When Musical Ideas Aren't Happening

Don’t stress when the musical ideas aren’t happening. Just change direction. _______________________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 eBook Bundle, and get “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” free. Read more.. _______________________ Follow Gary Ewer on Twitter Research shows that most cases of writer’s block comes from fear – generally a fear of […]