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Raph
post Nov 15 2008, 01:26 PM
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Supposing you want to write more than just instrumental pieces, I'll attempt to show you how to write lyrics. Now, in writing lyrics, ideas come almost everywhere. They can come when your in the shower, walking on the street, playing guitar etc. Now, once you have some sort of lyrical idea and message, it's not hard to evolve into a proper song.

Here is a bit that just came into my head

It seemed like one of those days
Where I hope everything would change

Now, think of something to "answer" the first bit.

But in the end
It's still the same
The status quo still contends

This shall be the verse. Now when writing songs, the verses must link up to tell the story.

Here's an example of a second verse

It seemed that once again
I'm abandoned then
I hope that one day
I can lay
Myself unto happiness

The chorus' job is to say what you feel about the verse. Something you can about the whole song together.

I just want to continue
For another day
I just need help
To find another way
Please don't turn you back
It's your smile that I lack
And please help me to go on

One you have written all your lyrics, experiment with some chords to play over the song to inspire a melody. After that, you can add riffs, run, solos etc. to your song.

Here's an example of a mini-song

It seemed like one of those days
Where I hope everything would change

But in the end
It's still the same
The status quo still contends

I just want to continue
For another day
I just need help
To find another way
Please don't turn you back
It's your smile that I lack
And please help me to go on

It seemed that once again
I'm abandoned then
I hope that one day
I can lay
Myself unto happiness


I just want to continue
For another day
I just need help
To find another way
Please don't turn you back
It's your smile that I lack
And please help me to go on

(Guitar Solo)

I just want to continue
For another day
I just need help
To find another way
Please don't turn you back
It's your smile that I lack
And please help me to go on

I hope this lesson will inspire your lyric and songwriting.


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post Nov 17 2008, 02:45 PM
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Heyy Raph. Appreciate seeing you on the lyric forum.

Im glad you took the time to make a lesson smile.gif

However...



A couple of your verses and even the chorus didnt make sense to me. You did mention something about how the song needs to make sense, and it did in the begining.

But when you got to about here.
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It seemed that once again
I'm abandoned then
I hope that one day
I can lay
Myself unto happiness


Im sure you knew what you were trying to say, but it came across like you were trying too hard to rhyme. Making the verse seem awkward. Rhyming is good, and Im a big fan of it. However, when its overused it really takes away from the "song" feel and I feels more like poetry. Which is good, but you gave a lesson on "songwriting". And it was a good use of rhyme, but it doesnt make sense . I will edit this post later and pick on a couple more little things.



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