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How Was Your Weekend Song Prompt

How Was Your Weekend Song Prompt

A weekend song prompt is one of the easiest ways to start writing a song. And – it allows you to write a song a week by simply relying on focused writing around a single day, a few days or a weekend!

Doing a song prompt each weekend is a great way to create ideas in your songwriting notebook.

If you consider you should probably have about 500 songs in your catalog to start seriously pitching, the more ideas and song starters, the better!

So let’s get started!

 

How Was Your Weekend?

 

We hear it all the time on Monday at work – “How was your weekend?”

So why not make it a prompt?

 

1  Take 2 – 5 minutes and quickly jot down what happened to you during your weekend, or last weekend, or the past several days.

  • Make the list quick and bulleted
  • Cover as many days as you’d like
  • You’ll end up with a chronology of what you were doing

 

2 Choose one moment from the chornology that peaks your interest.  Focus on every detail for about 3 minutes and write it out:

  • Who did you talk to? Was it pleasant? A fight?
  • What did you eat? What did it smell/taste like?
  • What was going on around you? Interesting people? scenery?
  • Goal: take note of how you felt at different points and see if you can spot any themes.
  • Write down any themes that surface.

 

Because this is a chronology, you can use this prompt as part of a larger exercise and complete a song.

 

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