Here you’ll find notes from songwriting club.
You’ll be able to enter lyrics in Rockquest and Bandquest competitions.
A great article about song writing here by Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys:
We’ll be able to play some completed songs on the school radio!
Tips for lyric writing
- save everything – eg. notebook, also record your melodies
- analyse why you like lyrics and other songs
- keep real
Other elements to think of
- texture (lots of instruments, or just one or two)
- sometimes reverse line order
Listing (same starter or ending for each line)
Some notes from Charlotte Yates’ videos
- Title What the song is about, Short, Attracts attention, Links to chorus, simple language
- Verse1 has details, sets scene (who, when, where, why..), lower than chorus (contrasts), “killer first line”
- Chorus essence of song, catchy, memorable
- Verse 2 shifts story on
Some useful song writing web sites:
b-rymes.com B-Rhymes is a rhyming dictionary that gives you words that sound good together even if don’t technically rhyme.Very useful!
Click here for some great video songwriting resources as well as info about the Hook Line Sing-long competition.
https://ask.audio/articles/8-tips-for-writing-pop-songs 8 Tips for writing pop songs
SONG WRITING CLUB 2014-2015
- Song structure
- Defining elements of songs
- Watch short videos
- Title activity
- Re-cap session 1
- Listing technique
- Write own listing verse
- Rhyming patterns
- Look at rhyming patterns in known songs
- Reverse rhyming trick
- Inspiration ideas and topics
- Colour/emotion/texture/season verse activity
- Bring favourite song sentence with reason
- Share Songwriter HD app
- Share favourite sentence
- Share any of own writing
- Try putting some to music
- Writing a song which describes but doesn’t say the topic
GraphicOrganizerLotusDiagram Download this to write on to help brainstorm related ideas or related rhyming words.