Lyric Writing

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Become an expert lyricist in this 8 week

Practical Lyric Writing Course

 [/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Certificate Course[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title="Certificate Programme" style="rounded" color="violet" size="md" link="||target:%20_blank" align="inline"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Unmarked Course[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title="Unmarked Programme" style="rounded" color="blue" size="md" link="||target:%20_blank" align="inline"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Great songs have great lyrics.   Lyrics are the key to unlocking an emotional response in the listener and without this, your song will more than likely never be successful.

Great lyrics and bad backing music = FAIL

Great backing music and bad lyrics = POTENTIAL FAIL

Great backing music and Great Lyrics = HIT RECORD

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This course will teach you:

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  • The formulas that hit lyricists use to grab attention and sell records
  • How to succeed in any genre by learning about different writing styles
  • The subconscious triggers of human emotion so that you can win again and again
  • How to become a pro at rhyme and story building
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On completion you will be able to:

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  • Write for any artist, music writer or publisher
  • Present lyrics in the correct way
  • Make songs into records
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Is this course right for me?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]This could be the most important course at The Songwriting School.  Whether you write with an instrument or you are purely a lyricist, this course is the most in-depth look at lyrics that we provide.
  • A full 8 weeks of learning to write like a professional
  • No other course covers this amount of lyrical detail
  • At the end you will be confident in setting out your songs for maximum impact and hit potential
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Do I have enough time to study?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The course is very flexible.  Each week is set out in clearly defined sections.   You should allocate 3-4 hours a week on the course.  If you are on an unmarked course you don’t even have to allocate this much because you have no submission deadlines. Everyone retains access to the course for a full year after joining so you can come back any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Money Back GuaranteeWe are so confident that you will love the "Practical Lyric Writing” course, that we offer a full 14 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, then simply tell us before week 3 unlocks and we will refund all of your money, no questions asked.  No risk, Nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain!  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tabs interval="0"][vc_tab title="Certificate Programme" tab_id="5eaa5181-6579-8"][vc_column_text]In the 8 Week Certificate Programme you will:
  • Have you own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Have full access to the course for a year after starting
  • Submit assignments throughout the course for grading
  • Receive an education standard, printed certificate sent to your home on completion
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  • Have you own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Not be required to submit any assignments
  • Learn at your own pace with a full year to access the course content
  • Have access to the same content as the Certificate Course, but not receive a certificate at the end
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You will need:

  • A stable internet connection and computer equipment to access the course
  • Pen, paper

You may wish to have:

    • A rhyming dictionary
    • Thesaurus
    • Any type of recording device (even smartphones will do)
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  • What lyrics are and why poetry doesn’t make good lyrics
  • What you need to do your craft
  • What is more important, the lyrics or the melody?
  • Where do I start?
  • Where can you get ideas from?
  • What makes a great song, lyrically?
  • Exercise
  • Overcoming writer’s block
  • Syllables explained
  • Similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia
  • Analysing and identifying rhyming structure
  • Practical application of syllables in a rhyming scheme
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 2"][vc_column_text]The Structure of a Song
  • Verse 1
  • Chorus part 1
  • Chorus part 2
  • Exercise
  • Verse 2 and subsequent verses
  • Bridges
  • First person/Third person
  • Common mistakes in lyric writing
  • Writing from the title
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  • Collaborations
  • The writing process
  • Writing from a theme
  • Emotive writing from a musical backing
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  • Emotional emphasis in sentences
  • Fitting the emphasis with melody for maximum impact
  • Repetition
  • Hooks
  • Hooks - Exercise
  • Changing rhythmic prosody for impact
  • Melody and lyrics
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 5"][vc_column_text]Writing to Order
  • Understanding song requirement sheets
  • Range, Genre, Style and Topics
  • Balancing what’s come before with what’s to come
  • Where to find opportunities to write for existing artists
  • A Basic Understanding of Ear Training
  • How to set out a lyric sheet
  • How to copyright your lyrics
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 6"][vc_column_text]Putting it all together Exercise/Assignment - Writing for other artists[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 7"][vc_column_text]Genres
  • Introduction
  • Pop Music
  • Country Music
  • Rap Music
  • Musicals
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