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Rule #2: Emphasize the natural syllable

Rule #2: Emphasize the natural syllable: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting
Rule #2: Emphasize the natural syllable: 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

Emphasizing the natural syllables in your lyrics is another device to make your lyric effective. Forcing a word by putting the emphasis on the improper syllable sounds unnatural according to hit songwriter Cliff Goldmacher. In this online songwriting course, he explains why pronouncing a word unnaturally just to make it fit in a line is generally a bad idea.

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