Discover and master how you can stay in the creative flow longer and write better lyrics with an inspirational and practical training for beginner and intermediate writers.
Learn basic to advanced concepts and skills that you will need to tap your creativity anywhere, anytime and build your ideas into a full blown set of expressive lyrics!
Maximise your creativity with easy to use tools and concepts
Develop your skills for generating lyrical ideas
Organise your ideas by understanding the structure and the role of the sections of a song
Transform your words into meaningful lyrics (meaningful to you and your audience!)
Powerful techniques for writing great lyrics
Through helping you to understand the creative process, this course will help you to boost your creativity and stay in the creative flow longer. From that headspace, you have more creative freedom to generate words, phrases, paragraphs & prose!
As some of the best lyrics are written from a sensory perspective, you will learn a technique to engage your senses and write sense-bound words that create more powerful songs to engage your emotions and your audience.
This training will take you through real time exercises so that you can understand how to take your words and ideas, uncover the story and grow some expressive lyrics right away!
Content and Overview
This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate writers because the tips and tools on offer can be used as many times as you like to create new material.
In this course of 35 lectures and 3+ hours of content, you'll learn how to access your creativity in new ways, and go from a blank sheet of paper to a complete set of lyrics that tell a compelling story. Sections 2, 3 & 4, each chapter ends with an exercise so that you can put your newly learned skills into practical use instantly.
You will also learn more about your creative process and how to maximise it; why capturing your ideas is so important; a way to use mind maps for lyric writing and why knowing the reason 'why' you are creating is critical.
It can be hard to come up with lyric ideas for songs. You will learn how to write from a different perspective (like “Whatever Happens” for Michael Jackson), how to collect and use lyrics from a weekend supplement, and how to create words that are sense filled and have poetic imagery. With all these tools, you’ll have something to write about!
Then once you have a fistful of words, what do you do with them? How do you make them into a song? This course will give you a strong foundation in how to structure your song, knowing the roles of each of the various sections (verse, chorus, pre-chorus & bridge), using contrast so you can compose lyrics that have meaning & expression, and make sense from beginning to end.
Someone once said that writing a song is like making a sculpture – you have to find it. When you finish this course, you will be able to find your lyrics anytime.