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    Lyric writing advice

    There don't seem to be a lot of decent resources on the web. Most of the articles are thinly-veiled ads for books about "How to Write Great Lyrics" or somesuch. A good portion of the rest are self-advertisements by aspiring musicians.
    For those of you who are writing lyrics, I offer the following links as at least decent and informative:
    Lyric or Poem?
    How to write Lyrics
    How to write Lyrics too

    Thanks for taking the time to read...I hope it helps you improve your skills. And thanks for posting here.
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    I found lots of lyric writing advice at songwriter.net

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    Lyrics are best written when you already have a tune to work with that sets mood. otherwise it's tough to set tone, pace, rhythm.

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    Thanks! This will definitely help on the song I'm working on and hopefully more songs I write in the future.
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    Lyrics, like poetry are written from the heart. If you need a book or website to tell you how to write anything you are in the wrong field. I don't mean to be harsh, just sharing what I know to be true. Instruction is destruction of what is original inside of you.

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    There's nothing wrong with getting advice to improve your writing, be it from workshops, books, or writing sites. They can help you get your message across more clearly.

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    The biggest thing about lyric writing is you have to have a good hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noxicity View Post
    There's nothing wrong with getting advice to improve your writing, be it from workshops, books, or writing sites. They can help you get your message across more clearly.
    Agreed. This goes for any branch of artistic expression that I've ever tried or even have heard of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewdog View Post
    The biggest thing about lyric writing is you have to have a good hook.
    I disagree. I think it is more important to have melody. You could moan along with the music and make it work. What you need is the parts people whistle.
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