by deadman2k666 (Dec 16, 2009)

Well, this is a kind of silly lesson. BUT it's just some tips the i wish somebody would have told me when i first attempted songwriting.

1. Like any instrument, it takes time to get good. Remember an empire won't succeed in a day.
2. Stick to a theme, try not to wander too much.
3. Length is irrelevant, some of the best lyrics i've seen are quite short.
4. Try to use words that flow. It's much like any other form of writing, it sounds much better when it flows.
5. Write from you're heart. Music from the soul is simply epic.
6. Take pride in what you write. If an artist lacks pride in their own work, it really doesn't make the work attractive to others.
7. Write when you are good and ready to, don't force work. Sometimes it takes days, months or years to get something to the point where you feel it's acceptable.
8. Try to keep a pen and paper handy for when good lines come to mind. It's ever so easy to forget wonderful things.
9. Write when you're most comfortable.

Well that's my little set of tips. Hopefully somebody finds some use outa this.

Much Love,