A song worksheet can help you do quite a few things:

  1. Start a song
  2. Build a song structure you’ve never tried before
  3. Discover what’s not working with your song
  4. Try new genres by simply using a redesigned worksheet

Worksheets can help work you through specific song elements, or create an entire song. We’ve gathered a few to help you get started.


Start With A Song Outline


Firstly, a song outline can help guide your lyric by being concise and to the point. Secondly, it can get you to the crux of what you’re trying to say in a clean presentation of the song information.  And finally, it can help you create a process for your songwriting.

Song Outline Post

Song Outline PDF Worksheet

More Songwriting Worksheets


  • Song Idea & Rhyme (Worksheet Only) – these are the same worksheets as above, but without the instructions. You can print these worksheets when you’ve got your flow down!
  • Song Analysis Worksheet – handy worksheet to help you understand the ins and outs of a song by breaking it down into key elements. Pick a song you like and see what makes it tick!
  • Easy Critique Worksheet – I use this to self-critique, and it’s a simple tool for hanging with other songwriters and doing critiques for feedback that keep the conversation on point. It uses a number system and helps guide the conversation around key song craft elements.