Lyrics that are easy to sing are more enjoyable to listen to according to industry veteran, Cliff Goldmacher, in this weekly songwriting tutorial. Use this tip to make sure your song’s lyric serves it’s proper function of communicating your song’s message in a way that’s accessible and catchy to your listener.
- Make sure your lyric is easy to sing.…The major difference between lyrics and poetry…is that someone will sing your lyrics.…The perfect word to tell your story might not sound good…or be easy to sing.…The word moist comes to mind.…A lyric that isn't easy to sing most likely…doesn't feel good to listen to either.…The average listener won't be able to tell you why.…They just won't like it or feel comfortable with it.…So, choose words that not only communicate your message,…but sing well.…
The song example I've chosen is Justin Bieber…singing What Do You Mean?…Listen to the words in the hook.…What do you mean?…Long, easy vowel sounds.…Oooo oooo eeee.…It sings really well.…
Listen to the songs Cliff references in the course by subscribing to his Spotify playlist, Cliff's Weekly Songwriting Tips.
- Writing lyrics that are easy to sing
- Putting the message in the chorus
- Being productive at home
- Putting the hook at the end of the chorus
- Keeping rhyme schemes consistent
- Using repetition in melodies
- Making rough recordings
- Reading poetry for inspiration
- Writing at a regular time
- Taking a weekly writing assignment
- Cutting down a song's length
Skill Level Beginner
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