Starting today, I am offering a free copy of my eBook “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process” when you purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 10-eBook Bundle.”
It’s been interesting to study the stats on my blog over the past decade of its existence. It used to be that easily 8 out of 10 of the most popular blog articles on my site dealt with chord progressions, but over the past 2 years or so, I’ve been noticing a change to a much greater interest in the writing of song lyrics.
I welcome that change! I love a good chord progression that takes me on an interesting journey, but when you look at the long history of “best-of” lists, more songs will be on that list because of the power and poignancy of their lyric than the excellence of the chord progression.
Chords tend to play a supportive role in good song structure, but lyrics ride high, doing more to define the power of a songwriter’s abilities than almost any other element you can name.
In “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process,” I offer several ways in which you can start the songwriting process by working out a good chunk of the lyric as a first step.
Why a lyrics-first process? The words you choose can help define the mood, and the potential imagery that comes from words goes very far in setting a powerful scene for your listeners.
But coming up with words as a first step is something that some songwriters find hard to do. It’s a problem with knowing where to start. In “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process,” you’ll discover the secrets of three common words-first processes:
- Working from the title first.
- Developing a short story as a first step.
- Writing/using a poem as your song’s main text.
Right now, “Use Your Words! Developing a Lyrics-First Songwriting Process” is being offered free of charge to anyone who purchases the 10-eBook Bundle. That bundle package of ebooks has been used by thousands of songwriters over the past decade to polish their songwriting technique.
It’s a time-limited offer, so you’ll want to take advantage of that free deal right away. Click here to read more.
Written by Gary Ewer. Follow Gary on Twitter.
“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook bundle includes several chord progression eBooks, including “Chord Progression Formulas”. Learn how to create chord progressions within seconds using these formulas.