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post Jan 14 2011, 09:05 PM
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Hello, I've been pretty much just looking at the forums and not writing anything. And now I've gonna try to become more active on the forums and not just watching and learn the lessons.

How do you write your lyrics?

Me and the band makes first chord progression and how the song will be with verse, chorus and bridge. When we've got a good chord progression and we will get to create lyrics of chord progression we've made. Some songs are good and some are there just to thrown away. And since I now have started to study how to write lyrics and should make lyrics every day I wonder how other do it and maybe get some tips from others. smile.gif

And I love the tips to write lyrics from Luciana Segovia.

So how do you write your lyrics?

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post Jan 14 2011, 10:17 PM
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Myself I pay a lot of attention to rhythm in the phrases of words. There are lots of synonyms in any language so you can replace words if you want to fit the wanted rhythm

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post Jan 15 2011, 07:20 PM
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Lot's of methods to do this. Sometimes you can create one big text in creativity rush that can be used for some song, and sometimes it works other way around. If you have music, it's cool to have your music "tell" you the text.

When writing, try to take acoustic guitar, and have some texts written out. It could be a good phrase or something interesting, doesn't have to have a rhyme. Then with that starting point, try to play some chords, and sing that phrase. Sing it in loop and try to "invent" rhymes/lyrics as you go. If you manage to make a good connection between the text, chords and rhythm, it can sound cool.

There are no specific rules, but usually if you have a happy lyrics theme, you can start with some major-type chords. This can sound cool. And some faster-paced progression. If you have some sad lyrics, you can start from minor chord and have your song slow-paced.

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post Jan 15 2011, 07:30 PM
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Me personally I just write, then I worry about fitting it into music later. Ocassionaly its the other way around, I'll write music first then fit lyrics into it, But I find if I write the lyrics first then they are unhindered or limited to the context of the music. It's harder to adjust vocal patterns for riffs and stuff for me, I always end up disliking how phrases are enunciated.
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