Boost your song lyrics; lyric writing tips can turn bland to exciting!
It may surprise you but being a music producer located in the music capital of the world- Nashville- I’m very concerned with lyric quality as much as with music quality. I think, 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 awareness of the singer and the words they’re singing than to anything I can perform when it comes to music arrangement. You can find exceptions which 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 here are three simple tips that’ll improve any lyric.
First, there are lots of nearly generic, cliche ridden, lyrics that appear on the charts, but many of the are published by the artist or the record’s producer. They do not have the gauntlet of industry professional’s scrutiny a song lacking that inside track must endure.
The first faltering step to avoiding blandness is to produce an appealing, unique title. As an example, 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 receive the idea. Make it different. Utilize the power of words to force a publisher reviewing your song to avoid and think, “Now this is something different… this songwriter has some smarts, some talent, and understands song craft “.
Second, be sure that the verse, chorus and bridge sections of one’s lyric are clearly separated tik tok song lyrics. If you use exactly the same sing-song rhythm and same line length through the entire song it is going to be hard for the listener to discern where one section ends and the following begins. Change the rhythm pattern, the line length, the amount of syllables and where those syllables fall in the line or all, to separate the chorus from the verses and the bridge.
Third, freshness is king. Rewrite as often as you need to, replacing cliches with something more unique. Alliteration, anaphora and other literary techniques can go quite a distance toward making your lyric an attention getter.
It may seem that in a world jammed with mediocrity it’s simple to stand out, but ultimately the decision to sink hundreds of tens of thousands of dollars right into a CD’s production and marketing comes down seriously to deciding between just a number of world class work. Be sure your lyric is because category.
Also, before closing I should mention that should you set up a particular 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 discount?