Tips ‘n Tricks: Brainstorming Song Lyrics

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle, and open your mind! Become the songwriter you’ve always wanted to be! ____________________ You may think that starting the songwriting process with lyrics means coming to the table with an already-finished lyric sheet, or a completed poem. It doesn’t. Or at least, it shouldn’t. If you […]

One More Song About Love? How to Choose a Song Topic

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-ebook bundle, and learn how to write great songs! _____________ It’s frustrating when you want to write a song, but you can’t seem to come up with anything fresh or innovative to write about. The topics of love, relationships and the social scene seem done to death. And your […]

"Help! I'm Not a Poet… How Do I Write Lyrics?"

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • Check out “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle ______________________ There’s nothing like writing lyrics that can make a lot of songwriters feel that they’ve lost the ability to put English words together. And […]

Developing Better Lyrics: Tips and Techniques

Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Good lyrics are just a part of the picture. To learn all the essential secrets of great songwriting, click here. _______________ Unless you are a poet, your song lyric should be constructed using plain, everyday language. That’s certainly not to say that your lyrics […]

Get Control of Your Lyrics – Try This Rewording Exercise

By Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. Try Gary Ewer’s songwriting e-books to get yourself writing better songs. Read more about them here. _________________ As musicians, we’re all familiar with the concept of practicing to improve. Too few of us, however, practice enough when it comes to songwriting. If we did, we […]

Good Lyrics are Developed After They Are Written

“There’s nothing worse than bad lyricists trying to sound deep. Like coolness, profundity can’t be faked.” Written by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website Follow Gary on Twitter Leonard Cohen has spoken of songwriting as “cultivat[ing] this tiny corner of the field that I thought I knew something about…” For him, and […]