Learn to use all of your senses - touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, and movement - as springboards for creativity in writing amazing lyrics. It could be you that writes the next number one song! Enroll Now! Course Updated Oct 3, 2016
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Develop the time tested songwriting techniques that professionals use to create incredible lyrics while still maintaining your unique voice.
Content and Overview
This course is different from any other course you will find on songwriting, because it is solely focused on the lyric. It's so important in songwriting, to get the lyrics right. A strong song needs strong lyrics. How many hit songs do you know of that don't have lyrics?
First, you'll learn how to get creative even when you're not really inspired. I'll show you how you can use all of your senses and the world around you to spark your creativity and jumpstart your songwriting anytime!
Next, you'll learn how to control the emotional impact that your listener is having through toggling - moving between details and sometimes pulling back for a broader picture. You will learn how to intensify or diminish the experience of the listener with sound lyrical techniques.
We'll also examine the different types of rhyme. You'll learn the various ways to effectively use rhyme in your songwriting. We'll also discuss tense and power positions...and a whole lot more.
By the End of the Course You Will Be Able To:
Learn how to write on command without being initially inspired!
Learn how to write lyrics from a specific point of view!
Learn about toggling and how it helps your lyric become incredible!
Learn what the five degrees of rhyme are and how they will help to develop your lyric!
Learn effective ways to find rhymes for your lyrics!
Learn how to use toggling and rhyme scheme together to enhance your lyrics!
Learn how to connect with the audience through the proper use of tense!
Learn how prepositions and conjunctions can breath life into a lyric!
Learn what the musical characteristics of the verse are!
Learn how the music an lyric work together to elevate the emotional impact on the listener!
Learn the purpose of a chorus and what type of lyrics should make up a chorus!
Learn about pyramiding and how it helps to improve any lyrics!
Learn what verbs to use and why they are so important in lyrics!
Pippin Jag is obsessed with songwriting and guitar! He is a Berklee alum (Writing and Producing) who has been songwriting for over 20 years. He lives in Los Angeles and has worked with some of the world's most successful celebrities and recording artists.
When he's not with his guitar or at his piano, Pippin is usually surfing, playing soccer, or eating with his wife and six children. Yes, six children (it's not a misprint)! Four boys and two girls.
Since 2008, he has been a full-time songwriter, and currently is a staff writer at MRS publishing. He is affiliated with ASCAP.