How To Become A Lyric Writing Machine Complete Course
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How To Become A Lyric Writing Machine Complete Course

Learn to write unlimited lyrics by connecting to unlimited sources within yourself. A universal course for ALL levels.
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Created by Adam Sweeney
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find, recognize, and transform internal inspiration into externalized lyrics.
  • Write unlimited lyrics as a daily practice.
  • Channel sources of creativity and inspiration.
  • Write lyrics from different and multiple points of view.
  • Structure lyrics to keep listeners engaged.
  • Apply simple metaphysical practices to get into a state of flow and receptivity.
  • Know when lyrics are and are not necessary.
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Requirements
  • This course focuses primarily on writing song lyrics.
  • If you are a complete novice to writing lyrics, this is a complete course for you, giving you everything you need in terms of knowledge, structure, tools, and concepts for becoming a lyrics-writing machine.
  • If you have some songwriting experience this course sheds light on familiar topics, but from a different (metaphysical) point of view to rejuvenate your excitement for writing lyrics.
  • You will need to make a commitment to your own daily practice regardless of your emotional state, which is constantly shifting.
  • You need a positive, compassionate, and appreciative attitude of yourself.
  • This course is primarily for writing lyrics in the English language but main concepts can be applied to other languages.
  • It would be handy to have a playable instrument such as a guitar or piano.
  • You will need a pen and paper or computer to write lyrics.
Description

This is a purely lyric-focused songwriting course based on my research and experiences in the combined fields of songwriting, psychology, and metaphysics. 

This course is a sharing of my personal process that I use for my own songwriting practice. It is my hope that you will know the beautiful feeling and personal satisfaction of bringing a piece, a representation of who you are, into external reality so it may be appreciated by yourself and others. 

You can find references to my personal work over the years at SoundCloud under AdamSweeneyMusic.

A Lyric-Writing Machine (defined): is one who is able to easily connect with him/herself and write lyrics for the sake of its own practice and enjoyment, while validating everything that comes through. In this way, the well will never run dry even if dirty water comes first before the clean water when the spigot is first turned on. 

The course focuses primarily on these 2 simple principles:

  1. Your lyrics do not come from your brain. They come from an unlimited source within which then gives you the potential to write unlimited meaningful lyrics.
  2. You must honor a daily practice of writing with no goals in mind. This is your process instead.

The course is structured as such:

  • Overview on lyrics, getting into a flow state, 3 golden rules for writing.
  • Exploring lyrics from different points of view and multiple views.
  • The anatomy of a song, breaking into different parts using them to your advantage.
  • Creating different lyric structure variations.
  • Key concepts, exercises and practices for becoming a lyric writing machine.
  • Additional lectures added periodically with additional tips, strategies, and exercises.

I encourage discussion and dialog with my students throughout the whole course. I respond very quickly to messages so let's do this together!

I am 100% involved in my course. All materials are created by me and I am present in every lecture-presentation. There is no redirection to 3rd party articles or materials.

Additional lectures are created and uploaded periodically.

I want you to know that songwriting is a simple process. Although it can be made difficult or complicated by our expectations, hesitations, and lack of confidence, the process itself is fundamentally simple and my goal is to bring you back to that simplicity, where the magic happens seamlessly.



Who is the target audience?
  • This is a complete course, absolutely perfect for beginners, giving you everything you need in terms of knowledge, structure, tools, and concepts for becoming a lyrics-writing machine.
  • This course is for those who already enjoy the lyric writing process and are looking for a rejuvenation of excitement and intruige by investigating from a different perspective.
  • This course is for those who want to make writing lyrics a real practice, something that you just do and accept as a part of yourself.
  • For those who don't just want to write lyrics only when the mood strikes, rather be open to shifting your mood and accepting what comes.
  • For those who want to get back to the fundamental basics in order for you to allow your state and creativity do the rest.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:26:19
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Let's Get Started!
3 Lectures 12:32

This intro lecture gives you real life examples of lyric-writing machines. You will learn one of the key secrets to being a successful songwriter as well as how to differentiate between your creative inspiration and your brain and reaching the balance of using both tools to your advantage.

Preview 05:36

This is a list of 10 ways to get yourself motivated in positive and productive ways in order to establish your inner connection to your creative flow energy which you need in order to write exceptional lyrics.

Preview 03:53

In this lecture we learn the 3 golden rules for writing lyrics: creating, relating, and communicating and why they are so important. We also answer the question quite literally of "What is the defintion of writing lyrics?" which gives you a holistic view of what is really being accomplished.

Preview 03:03
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Versatility Of Lyrics For Effective Storytelling
5 Lectures 13:43

This lecture provides an overview of the 3 grammatical points of view (POV) as well as how you can have main and sub POVs. You also learn how this can be a natural, but how bringing awarness to it can make you a better songwriter.

Exploring Various Point of View (POV) Tools
02:26

In this lecture we define using the 1st person POV and you learn the advantages of writing lyrics in 1st person. Listen to a sound clip I have chosen and highlighted in pure 1st person POV.

1st Person POV Unlocked
02:32

In this lecture we define using the 2nd person POV and you learn the advantages of writing lyrics in 2nd person. Listen to a sound clip I have chosen and highlighted in pure 2nd person POV.
2nd Person POV Unlocked
02:20

In this lecture we define using the 3rd person POV and you learn the advantages of writing lyrics in 3rd person. Listen to a sound clip I have chosen and highlighted in pure 3rd person POV.
3rd Person POV Unlocked
02:32

Let's explore multiple points of view which can be expressed through multiple vocals via recording or live on stage. You will learn how you can have different voices coming from the same or opposiving POV as well as the use of lyric spurts.

Using Multiple POVs (Expressed Through Multiple Vocals)
03:53
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The Anatomy Of A Song
5 Lectures 15:54

This lecture contains everything you need to know about Intros, Verses, and the Pre-Chorus. You will get tips on how to optimally use each one to keep your listeners full engaged.

Easy Guide To Intros, Verses, & The Pre-Chorus
03:56

In this lecture we will go over the subtle differences between a chorus and a refrain. You will get 3 examples of famous refrains and tips on the best use of a chorus or refrain.

Chorus Or Refrain, What Is The Difference?
03:21

This lecture contains everything you need to know about bridges, breaks, and interludes. You will learn when it is appropriate to use each one so you can effectively choose the right one for your song.

Bridges, Breaks, & Interludes All Wrapped Into One
02:01

This is my favorite lecture of the section where we discuss the importance of outros. I go into detail on 2 different kinds of outros: a Constant Change Outro and Tempo Change Outro with 2 song clip examples.

Secrets For Exceptional Outro Finales (Very Important!)
06:18

This is a fun exercise taking what you just learned in the last section and applying it to your favorite songs.

Take Action Now! (Fun Excercise Involving Your Favorite Songs)
00:18
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Lyric Structure Variations
3 Lectures 08:46

In this lecture we will discover what parts of a song are necessary to have with the idea in mind that quality is sometimes better than quantity.

You Don't Need To Use Everything (Quality Over Quantity Rule)
04:02

In this lecture we are going to cover whether each part of a song is lyric-mandatory or lyric-optional.

Lyric-Optional Or Lyric-Manditory?
01:55

In this lecture we will go over using the parts of a song in different orders to create variety among your songs. We will also go over the strategic use of repeats. I will provide examples of song structures.

Arranging Colorful Order
02:49
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10 Golden Keys To Becoming A Lyric Writing Machine
11 Lectures 24:49
Let's go over the preliminary intentions/tactics which you MUST have/do in order to succeed and be an effective lyric writing machine.
*Set It In Stone*
03:10

In this lecture you will learn the limitations setting goals has on your writing and how creating a daily process will increase productivity 10, 15, or even 25 fold!

*Goals Are Garbage*
02:28

Good writing is sometimes behind bad or mediocre writing. I will teach you the importance of following the string of creativity which leads to your best work.

*Abundantly More*
02:18

You cannot create something of value if you cannot recognize value itself. You will learn how to focus appreciation on value which will put you in connection with your own creativity and inspiration. A must!!
*Lyrical Admiration*
02:24

This exercise will help you open cognitive doors in your mind and bring about awareness which can help you break through writer's block and initiate momentum.
*Give Me 10!*
02:31

In this lecture you will learn about the writing muscle and the benefits exercising it on a regular basis in 2 simple but different ways.
*The Writing Muscle*
02:11

This is a clever warm up exercise to help you get into a state of channelining and flow while at the same time working with the creative part of your brain.
*Lyric Warm Ups*
03:01

In this lecture you learn how to provoke your lyrics through melody. I use this for every song I write and lyrics flow out so easily!
*Bating Your Lyrics*
01:41

This is a powerful experimental technique on exercising focus, eliminating all distractions, and allowing subconscious themes to surface.
*Escape To Focus*
02:17

E-motion is energy-in-motion and in this lecture you will learn how to harness your emotions before they leave you and capture them in your song lyrics.

*E-Motion (Energy In Motion)*
02:12

This is a shout out to all of you thanking you for taking my course. I hope it helped and inspired you:-) Talk to me in the discussions and I hope to add onto this course in the future. -Adam

Thank you!
00:36
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Additional Bonus Lectures: The Platinum Keys
3 Lectures 10:00

This is an introduction for my post-course lectures, which will be added periodically, filled with interesting tips, strategies, explanations, and exercises. 

Preview 01:20

Here you will learn my personal method which I use to write almost every one of my songs. It is what I call "The Waterslide Method" for songwriting. This is an actual technique to write your lyrics and you will need your instrument and/or voice to support you. 

Platinum Key #1: The Waterslide Method
04:17

In this lecture, you will learn how to note key words and phrases and have lyrics form around them naturally while diversifying them from your other songs and other artists you may write similarly to. 

Platinum Key #2 :Ideal Key Words and Phrases
04:23
About the Instructor
Adam Sweeney
4.2 Average rating
38 Reviews
410 Students
1 Course
Founder of MyEnglishLyrics.com

Hello! I have been writing lyrics for 14 years and teaching music and songwriting for 12 years. For the last few years I have been helping songwriters all over the world write lyrics more effectively and helping them create a daily practice of connecting with their inner creativity and inspiration while writing tons of clever lyrics. I look forward to connecting with you in my course! Adam