Enhance your song lyrics; lyric writing tips can turn bland to exciting!
It may surprise you but being a music producer situated in the music capital of the world- Nashville- I’m very concerned with lyric quality around with music quality. In my opinion, a good song production begins with a good song and creating great music is only half the battle.
In fact, I’ll generalize: the average listener pays more attention to the singer and the language they’re singing than to anything I may do with regards to music arrangement. You will find exceptions that are inversely proportionate to the complexity of the song; certainly a straightforward country song lyric gets more scrutiny than the usual production-heavy pop song. But listed below are three simple tips that may improve any lyric.
First, there are plenty of nearly generic, cliche ridden, lyrics that appear on the charts, but many of the are compiled by the artist or the record’s producer. They don’t really go through the gauntlet of industry professional’s scrutiny a song lacking that inside track must endure.
The first step to avoiding blandness is to create a fascinating, unique title. For instance, turn “I Love You So Much” into “I Love You So Much I’m Rollerblading to Nova Scotia To See You” Now that’s silly but you get the idea. Make it different. Use the power of words to force a publisher reviewing your song to stop and think, “Now this really is something different… this songwriter has some smarts, some talent, and understands song craft “.
Second, be certain that the verse, chorus and bridge sections of your lyric are clearly separated. If you are using the same sing-song rhythm and same line length through the song it is going to be difficult for the listener to discern where one section ends and the next begins tiktok mohamed. Change the rhythm pattern, the line length, the amount of syllables and where those syllables fall in the line or all, to split up the chorus from the verses and the bridge.
Third, freshness is king. Rewrite as often as you will need to, replacing cliches with something more unique. Alliteration, anaphora and other literary techniques can go a long way toward making your lyric an attention getter.
It may seem that in some sort of jammed with mediocrity it’s easy to be noticeable, but in the course of time the decision to sink hundreds of tens and thousands of dollars into a CD’s production and marketing comes down to deciding between just a small number of first class work. Be sure your lyric is because category.
Also, before closing I will mention that if you put up a specific structure in verse one, verse two’s syllables, line length, etc. should match syllable-for-syllable or at the least be very close. Hey, that’s four free tips and I promised only three! How’s that for a deal?