How to Write Great Song Lyrics

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    Above is a Video on How to Write Great Lyrics

    7 Steps to Writing Great Lyrics
    1. Senses – Use all 5 Senses
    2. Slant Rhymes – rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identicle.
    3. Oxymoron – example: before and after, empty and full
    4. Alliteration – the repetition of identicle consonant sounds in 2 or more neighboring words or syllables
    5. Repetition
    6. Format of the Song – Spice it up
    7. Descriptive Color

    Add to the conversation. What do you think makes great song lyrics and did this help you?

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    Here’s the Video

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    I always alliterate alot (lol!) and sometimes I use oxymorons but I never knew it was called that when you use opposites!

    I had never heard of slant rhymes before. In fact I thought it was “wrong” to use words that don’t quite rhyme but now I know it’s an actual technique!

    I’m really really excited to go use these rules, I started thinking of ways to improve my songs with them right away. Thanks!!

    P.S. What do I think makes great song lyrics? I don’t know what makes it work, but some songs words just stick in your head for days and weeks afterwards. Now that I think about it, it’s often because of imagery. When a song creates an image in your mind with its words and a feeling with its sounds and then that picture stays with you

    I want my songs to be like that!

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    Actually I think the best lyrics always come from moments that are highly emotional.

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    @larsguitar I totally agree I was just talking about this concept with someone yesterday

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