What Comes First, Words or Music?

GUEST POST by MARKUS RILL Markus Rill is a singer-songwriter from Germany. He has just released his 8th album “My Rocket Ship” on Blue Rose Records and tours all over Europe and the US. Music at markusrill.bandcamp.com. More info at www.markusrill.net, in the blog at rocknrill.tumblr.com, www.facebook.com/markusrill, www.twitter.com/markusrill __________ One of the most commonly asked […]

4 Fun Games to Hone Your Lyric-Writing Abilities

These word-creation games are fun, and help you by forcing you to create words and phrases very quickly. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. (Also, get a free eBook today.) ____________________ Many songwriters find lyrics hard to create, sometimes to the point that they […]

Creating Word Lists: Helps You Write Better Lyrics

Word lists help keep your mind focused as you work on your song’s lyric. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle can make you a top-level songwriter. ____________________ One of my favourite suggestions for songwriters who are trying to develop a lyric (once you’ve chosen a song topic) is to create […]

Simple Rewording Exercises to Improve Your Song Lyrics

Simple rewording exercises can help keep your songs off the “worst of” lists. ________________ You could make a case for saying that good lyrics are more important than good melodies or chords. That’s because when someone hears a bad melody, they react by ignoring the song, while when they hear a bad lyric, they react […]

The Most Common Lyric Error in Songwriting

Balancing descriptive words with emotional ones is a matter of focus. _______________ A good lyric is usually structured in such a way that it alternates between being a) mainly descriptive, and b) mainly emotional. Verse lyrics are the ones that are descriptive, describing people, situations, and story lines. Chorus lyrics are the ones that are […]

Improve Your Lyrics With These 3 Word-Creating Games

Any time you do play word games, your ability to write song lyrics improves. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Are you the kind of songwriter who finds the music-writing part of the activity quite easy, but the lyric-writing part painfully difficult? With music, it always amazes me […]