Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out

Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out – How To Answer The Question Of Relevancy.

July 28, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 036 Shownotes

Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out

Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out – How To Answer The Question Of Relevancy.


Episode Overview:

[00:01:58] Coherence is a Lyric’s Main Goal

[00:03:29] A character in a song needs to face a problem.

[00:04:51] 1. The What If? Scenario

[00:06:53] Fish out of the Water-Scenario

[00:10:44] Strange Thing or Stranger Comes to Town - Scenario

[00:16:03] 2. Narrative Device

[00:23:10] 3. Point of View

[00:28:39] Summary: Relevance

 


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Knowing Which Lyric Lines & Ideas To Keep Or Throw Out

Episode 036



How To Answer The Question Of Relevancy when it comes to Writing Lyrics.

Have you ever listened to a song only to end up confused because something in the lyrics seemed off? Did you struggle because something was missing or didn’t understand why something was included because it didn’t seem relevant?

In today’s episode, I want to talk with you about how you can figure out what’s relevant to include in your lyrics and what you can leave out. I’ll let you in on the secret and show you the tools that support you in making the decision to keep and eliminate lines, sections, or the overall idea. 

After all, the goal is to write a lyric where the entire lyric, its different parts, and the way they work together are all in sync. 

So if you are intrigued to discover the tools to determine 

  • which lines belong in your narrative
  • which building blocks to use
  • and find the right words to effectively communicate all the details and events of your lyric to your audience.

… then this episode is for you.

Links mentioned in this episode:
  • I’m a Believer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Stories in Songs Resource Library

© Stories in Songs, Melanie Naumann


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