Develop your Lyric's Verses by Using Progressive Complications

Do you want to make it progressively worse for your song's character? Then find out how you can use progressive complications to develop your lyric verses.

May 12, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 027 Shownotes

Develop your Lyric's Verses by Using Progressive Complications

Do you want to make it progressively worse for your song's character? Then find out how you can use progressive complications to develop your lyric verses.


Episode Overview:

[00:01:19] Recap: The Three Boxes & The Five Commandments of Storytelling

[00:01:51] Development Engine – 3 Boxes

[00:03:09] Five Commandments of Storytelling

[00:03:48] Do we need to state every commandment in lyrics?

[00:05:16] “Hero of War” by Rise Against

[00:07:51] The Five Commandments for “Hero of War”

[00:10:12] Progressive Complications in “Hero of War”

[00:17:22] Progressive Complications – Summary

[00:18:59] Progressive Complications and the 3 Boxes


Develop your Lyric's Verses by Using Progressive Complications

Episode 027



Do you struggle with writing the second verse?

Do you have problems developing your song’s idea and creating an outline?

You might have already looked at some ways how to come up with ideas to overcome being stuck in writing the second verse.

Maybe you have tried to use Pat Pattison’s concept of the three boxes, but you still feel a little stuck.

In today’s episode, we talk about the song “Hero of War” by Rise Against to find out how using progressive complications can actually help you develop your idea, take it through the boxes, and write about something that will really make an impact.

Does that sound good?

Let’s get started.

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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