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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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

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

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. 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.

Whether writing songs is your hobby or your professional career you will find this course to be different from any other with unique and original ideas and upon completion I hope you feel a sense of excitement and enthusiasm as well as enlightenment.

What are the requirements?

  • This course focuses primarily on writing song lyrics.
  • This course is for writing lyrics in the English language only.
  • 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.
  • You need a positive, compassionate, and appreciative attitude of yourself.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.
  • Exercise the writing muscle in several ways.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for you if you are passionate about writing lyrics and want to delve deeper into your natural sources of inspiration.
  • This course is for open-minded individuals who are not afraid to learn from a different perspecive.
  • This course is for those that enjoy the lyric writing process and want to further improve.
  • No experience in writing in necessary. This is the perfect place to begin.
  • This course is very effective for beginners as it gives a holistic view of the lyric writing process.
  • This course is for those that can put in the time and effort to learn and practice.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Let's Get Started!

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.


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.


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.

Section 2: Versatility Of Lyrics For Effective Storytelling

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.


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.

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.
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.

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.

Section 3: The Anatomy Of A Song

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Section 4: Lyric Structure Variations

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.


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


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.

Section 5: 10 Golden Keys To Becoming A Lyric Writing Machine
Let's go over the preliminary intentions/tactics which you MUST have/do in order to succeed and be an effective lyric writing machine.

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!


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.

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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is a powerful experimental technique on exercising focus, eliminating all distractions, and allowing subconscious themes to surface.

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.


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

Section 6: Additional Bonus Lectures: The Platinum Keys

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


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. 


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. 

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Instructor Biography

Adam Sweeney, Founder of

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

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