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How to Write Lyrics
  • Level: All Levels
  • Duration: 04h 36m 57s
  • Release date: 2021-10-07
  • Author: Ed Bell
  • Provider: Udemy

How to Write Lyrics


How to Write Lyrics is the ultimate course on how to write great-sounding lyrics that capture your audience’s attention and leave a lasting impact on your listener, time after time.Through seven modules, more than four hours of HD video lessons and a 32-page course booklet, you’ll learn the art of developing and refining your lyric ideas into catchy, well-structured lyrics – whatever style of songs you want to write.The course modules cover the following essential topics:The hallmarks of a great lyric – what makes a great lyric great, and how you can harness those techniques in what you write.Three powerful strategies for developing and writing your best lyrics – including how to go from an initial idea to a first lyric draft, then how to rewrite to improve your lyric drafts.What makes a song idea great and why, and how to structure a lyric around repetitions of a lyrical hook (or title) – how and where to find great song ideas, and how to choose great titles that communicate your song's central idea clearly and in style.How rhyme works – what rhyme is, what different types of rhyme are available to you as a lyricist, and how to build your lyric around an effective rhyme scheme.The art of prosody – how to write lyrics that fit seamlessly with the melody they're attached to, and write lyrics to an existing melody.How to write singable lyrics – how the specific words, vowels and consonants you use in a lyric affect how singable that lyric is, and how to gravitate towards singable words and phrases in your lyrics as much as possible.How to use advanced techniques to make your lyrics really shine – including simile, metaphor, alliteration, assonance, anaphora, repetition and more.Each module is packed with invaluable ideas and techniques, and includes plenty of real-life applications and practical exercises for using these techniques in the songs you want to write.No prior writing experience is necessary to take this course and you don't need to read music or play an instrument – though any musical or creative writing experience you have will definitely come in useful.