Songwriting lessons take the development of self-awareness to a whole new level of self-analysis, self-realization and self-expression. It is an advanced form of self-expression born of an awakened and nurtured self-awareness. We can’t start writing music unless we already know how to listen to our internal creative voice.
The Lyric Writing Process
Learning the art of introspection in songwriting and how to lyrically communicate with depth and precision within the framework of the art of songwriting.
Lyric writing has a formal structure but a structure that can also be broken if you know the rules. There are aesthetics behind good form and bad form. Therefore, it is imperative to know when and how to break forms or even how different forms have different functions depending on the message you are trying to communicate.
Songwriting can include melodic motifs, melodic themes, phrase length, melodic contrast, melodic movement, and more. We will learn all of the aesthetics behind creating memorable melodies that are masterfully crafted since the object is always to master the potency of your message in order to convey the depth of what you are trying to communicate in song form.
In songwriting, harmonic forms are the musical sounds that supports the melody. That is, the chords and the harmonies.
The patterns of these, basic structures of music theory and how to use different chords as a painter uses paint, that is, to add color, in this case musical color, to best support the message of the song being composed.
We build songs on rhythms or grooves and the the forms of these rhythms can either work for or against the message of a song.
We will learn to utilize the emphasized beats of a meter with the right emphasized lyric syllables. This is one of the key secrets to creating a successful song that enhances the potency of a song’s message.