Poetry offers a great starting place for developing lyric ideas, but poetry and songs don’t always flow the same way — here’s how to tell if it’s working.
Whether writer’s block has got you down or you’re just looking for a few tools for consistent brainstorming, here are nine places to look for lyric ideas.
Using my own experience setting a poem by Pablo Neruda to music, I offer tips on what to consider when composing music to poetry. Check it out!
Object writing is a great songwriter’s tool for generating new song ideas, new perspectives, and fresh observations. Here’s how it works.
Here’s a quick lesson on songwriting perspectives with advice on how to choose your lyrical point of view when starting to write.
Looking for ways to create more a powerful impact with your song lyrics? Here’s a step-by-step guide to using metaphor to deepen your storylines.
There’s as much grammar in a tune as there is in a paragraph. Learn to harness the power of melody and your lyrical strength will follow.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite lyrics to hit the Billboard pop charts last year and isolated them to give them the attention they deserve.
For electronic home producers, writing lyrics doesn’t always come easy. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies culled from our newest online course.
Stuck in “rhymer’s block?” We enlisted a professional songwriting coach to show us three creative schemes for helping to write song lyrics that rhyme.