Joni Mitchell

Creating Beauty Within a Song

Beauty is one of those song characteristics that is incredibly hard to define, but we seem to know it when we hear it. Not every great song is beautiful. That’s because as long as a song makes an emotional connection to the listener, it’s usually going to work. Therefore, whatever we might define as beauty becomes […]

Songwriting and writer's block

5 Ways to Cure “Lame Lyric” Syndrome

The best lyrics are the ones that create an emotional response in the listener. That means that the words you choose, and the way you put those words together, becomes extremely important. Songwriters are very familiar with the chorus hook, but there are other kinds to experiment with, and you will want to discover the […]

Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are

What Makes the Best Kind of Love Song Lyric?

To write a love song lyric means different things to different songs. You can write about how nobody understands your relationship, or you can write of simpler things: how much you love the other one. Or perhaps you’ll use imagery: your love is like a flower garden, a walk in the park, a sunny day… that sort […]

The Emotional Motivation To Sing Your Songs

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Beautifying Melodies With a Few Well-Placed Leaps

Three quick ideas for making a melody beautiful and memorable. _______________ Get the songwriting ebook package that thousands of songwriters are now using to take their music to its highest level of excellence. “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle comes with a 7th free eBook, “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro“. Read […]

Word Lists To Create Better Song Lyrics

Creating word lists, one narrative and the other emotional, really helps a song lyric come together. ____________________ “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle takes the guesswork out of songwriting. Help give your songwriting technique a kick-start (Free ebook offer– Read more..) ____________________ I truly believe that the best lyrics happen by writing lots and lots of words, […]