Lyrics

Ghost Songs: Lyrics First

Using someone else's song to help you get started isn't cheating, and it's not copyright infringement unless you don't change it significantly. So, for the Ghost Songs Lyrics exercise, make sure you...

How To Write Song Lyrics: Number of Lines

I got a question from one of the SongChops Members asking how to write song lyrics, and the number of lines in a verse, chorus and bridge in particular. What a great question - and one I realize...

Finding Inspiration Around You

Finding Inspiration is a hard thing to come by sometimes. To help inspire you, try some unconventional sources - your photos, a dictionary or some online image searches! STEP 1: Pick up a dictionary...

Song Sketching: Using Story Arcs

If you've ever been in a high school English class, you've studied how drama is created in a play, a novel or short story. So you knows the "story arcs" that can occur and the sequence of how drama...