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Song Worksheet: Outline

Song Worksheet: Outline

A song worksheet can help you do quite a few things.  For example, you can use one to start a song, create a well structured song, determine what’s not working with your song, and help you decide if you need to make any changes.

We’ve gathered a few to help you get started.


Start With A Song Outline


A song outline can help guide your lyric and get you to the crux of what you’re trying to say.

Song Outline Worksheet Post

Song Outline PDF Worksheet

More Songwriting Worksheets


  • Song Idea & Rhyme (Worksheet & Instructions) – an adaptation of Pat Pattison’s songwriting methodology, these worksheets provide instructions and a template to outline your song idea and guides you through finding key words for your song, and rhyme options using a rhyming dictionary.
  • Song Idea & Rhyme (Worksheet Only) – Same worksheets as above, but without the instructions. Once you’ve done it, or if you just need some worksheets, these are easy to print to get a song started!
  • 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.


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