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Prompt: Thinking Out Loud

Prompt: Thinking Out Loud
How To Use The Prompt To Start A Song:

 

Take fifteen minutes to “free style” on the song prompt topic.

We’ve also provided a chord progression to get you started.

If you haven’t done this before, we’ve provided a step-by-step to help you use the prompts in the creation of a song.

 

Song Prompt:  Thinking Out Loud
  • Write a song in third person (“he/she/it”) in which the main character is thinking out loud. the story takes place over a period of time, and the scene is a specific place.
  • Who is the main character that’s “thinking out loud”?
  • Why are they talking to themselves out loud anyway?
  • Is the conversation directed more at someone else, or themselves?
  • If someone else, who?
  • Is the place warm, cold, a vacation spot, a quiet place? Be sure to describe it in detail!

 

Blues Chord Progression:  Key = G       I-IV-V     G-C-D

For the heck of it, throw in an Am to Em to G climb somewhere!

 

What’s Next?

Step 1:  write for 15 minutes on one of the items (or similar) above

Step 2:  create a song idea from the above

Step 3: use the chord progression to write around

Step 4: use a song you like to write a ghost song off of if you’re having difficulty with a melody line

 





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