Can you write lyrics?

Discussion in 'Education' started by art.movement.style, Jul 28, 2018.

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My opinion about lyrics:

  1. I love it and am able to write.

    45.5%
  2. I love it but don't want to be a lyricist.

    9.1%
  3. I love to be a lyricist but find it very difficult to be one.

    40.9%
  4. I hate it and think it's stupid.

    4.5%
  1. art.movement.style

    art.movement.style Member

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    If your answer isn't in the choices, write it by yourself. If you'd be interested, please delineate your idea about the lyrics and lyricist.

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    Which is more fun and sensible to you? Playing with notes and sounds or words? and why do you think like that?

    Good luck!:wink:
     
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  3. Kinghtsurfer

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    Yeah... If there's one skill I'd kill for right now... Its the ability to write meaningful lyrics...
     
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    Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

    Berklee College of Music

    About this course: There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. This course is an invitation to let your inner songwriter step into the sunlight. All it takes is a simple “yes” and you’ll be climbing that windy hill, marveling at the view.

    If you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. If you have, you’ll look at your process differently, taking control of aspects of the process you may have not noticed.

    The course will start by examining the tools available to you, all revolving around the essential concept of prosody. You’ll learn to use your tools to enhance your message—to work compositionally at the same time you’re developing your ideas.

    You’ll be working both lyrically and musically, though musically it’s not necessary that you either read music or play an instrument. If you play, great, and you’ll be encouraged to play and record your musical responses to the assignments. If you don’t play, the course offers you a number of musical loops to work with. All you’ll have to do is sing your melodies over the loops.

    Assignments will ask you to post something for peer review—sometimes lyric lines or sections, sometimes melodies, sometimes both. None of it has to be polished. The course is about writing, not performing.

    Most important, you’ll have a lot of fun.

    https://www.coursera.org/learn/songwriting-lyrics






    Can I take this course for free?

    This course doesn't have a 7-day full access free trial, but you can audit video lectures and some course content for free. If you want to complete the course and earn a Course Certificate by submitting assignments for a grade, you can upgrade your experience by purchasing the course. You can also apply for financial aid if you cannot afford the course fee.
     
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  5. No Avenger

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    If you can pay, I can write. [​IMG]
     
  6. Judge Dredd

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    Yes, yes I can.
    I do it all the time.
    I start at top.
    Then write another line.

    If I feel I'm failing.
    I think out side the box.
    I pull it all together
    To make my lyrics rock.
     
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  7. vaiman

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    I play, I write
    But some of it is shite
    The notes, they float
    But never do they rhyme

    I try, so hard
    But never do I fail
    To buy, more shit
    Whenever it's on sale
     
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    Guess I can:

    Once I wrote a little song
    The tune was right but the words went wrong
    Now I change my luck around
    And marry this poem with a terrible sound

    :winker:
     
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    You must first have the ability and gift to be a filter for the universe to explain itself, getting out of the way as best you can and feeling out more what not to write, to be sussinct as to what eventually makes the final cut. I have written the lyrics and the music together in one fell swoop without stopping in the space of the time it took to write it down without changing a letter or editing while others needed years to be "finished" and done with. And just like with everything in the world there will be greatness, less than so as well as everyone in between's ability to move someone in the way that they carve a sentiment.
     
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  11. bluerover

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    I do it because I have to. I step to the mic and record the melody line w/ rhythm of the vocal line, and speak jibberish (whatever subject comes out) this gets the raw feeling and style down. Then I go back and massage & fine tune the melody and rhythm while adding actual words to what it kinda sounds like I'm actually saying phonetically (massaging and trying mix n' match words, or have to alter all 3 melody, rhythm, words, until it's right.) So, the subject and lyrics, are done last; melody and rhythm first.

    Example : I used the above style for this track. The chorus makes sense, but everything else is random and massaged into existence according to the initial "phonetic" performance. It's ridiculous, but it IS one way to approach lyrics and vocals at the same time quickly.

     
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    In the balearics?
     
  13. Skull

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    I am the best lyricist ever. Just you watch:

    Coins.
     
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    Especially so.
     
  15. phloopy

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    Everyone can write lyrics but only few can write good lyrics.

    I´ve tried and I gave up years ago, and believe me: I have huge respect for people who write GOOD lyrics :yes::yes::wink:
     
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  17. Kinghtsurfer

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    Thank you... Will check it out...
     
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    writing lyrics yeah but I never write in rhymes I ve been very into beat generation WSB kerouac Ginsberg and all those things I like the way Early Brian ferry wrote then David Bowie Mostly Iggy Pop Even If I don t like his music LOVE cut-up technique Popularized by writers William Burroughs and Brion Gysin ( I met BG In Paris)
    I can t remember just like that I came from Painting and I Like to put some little strikes of colors with a word or a word is for more senses than just the voice but a small a color Lyrics are little bits of contemporary poem or text
    lyrics has reached its own Sacred Dom its ELSE
     
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  21. art.movement.style

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