How to Write Lyrics

Strategies, Tools & Techniques

The Last Lyric Writing Course You’ll Ever Need

How to Write Lyrics is the ultimate course on how to write great-sounding song lyrics that capture people’s attention and leave a lasting impact on your audience, time after time.

Through seven modules, more than five hours of HD video lessons and a 32-page course booklet, you’ll learn the art of developing and refining your lyric ideas into catchy, well-structured lyrics – whatever style of songs you want to write.

The course covers essential topics including using rhyme, structuring a lyric, writing singable lyrics and prosody – the art of fitting lyrics seamlessly to a melody. Each module is packed with invaluable ideas and techniques, as well as real-life applications for using these techniques in the songs you want to write.

Over 5½ hrs of Video Modules

32-page Course Pack

Beginner–Intermediate Level

Only $57 $37

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What You’ll Get From This Course

✓  A deeper understanding of how lyrics work, and how you can harness those ideas in the songs you write.

✓  An arsenal of effective, real-life lyric writing strategies that’ll help you write polished, effective lyrics in any genre.

✓  The confidence to express yourself and develop your song ideas with style.

✓  The courage and knowhow to finish new lyric projects, time after time.

All Courses Include:

• Lifetime access to all video modules and PDF course materials

• A free account to access all of your courses in one convenient area of our site


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Course Modules

[INTRO] Course Introduction (6 mins)

• How This Course Works

[1] The Hallmarks of a Great Lyric (38 mins)

• Keep It Simple
• Use Specifics
• Keep It Conversational
• Show as Well as Tell
• Be Smart With Structure

[2] Key Lyric Writing Strategies (39 mins)

• Brainstorming – Collating Words, Phrases and Ideas
• Rough Drafts and Free Writing
• Rewriting

[3] Song Ideas and Lyrical Hooks (50 mins)

• Idea Is Everything
• Where to Find Great Song Ideas
• Lyrical Hooks
• Using Lyrical Hooks

[4] Rhyme and Rhyme Schemes (31 mins)

• What Rhyme Is
• Types of Rhyme
• Rhyme Schemes
• Using Rhyme in Practice

[5] Prosody for Lyricists (41 mins)

• The Principles of Good Prosody
• Creating Good Prosody in Practice
• How to Write Lyrics to an Existing Melody

[6] Writing Singable Lyrics (16 mins)

• Singable Vowels
• Singable Consonants

[7] Advanced Techniques (35 mins)

• Simile and Metaphor
• Assonance
• Alliteration (Consonance)
• Anaphora
• Parallel Phrasing
• Exact Repetitions

[OUTRO] Outro and Other Resources (13 mins)

• Ways to Stretch Your Lyric Writing Brain
• Other Useful Lyric Writing Resources

[BONUS MODULE] Lyric Analysis: 'Done for Me' (Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani) (1 hr 8 mins)

• How to Do Your Own Analysis
• The Analysis

5 hrs 37 mins Total Video
plus 32-Page Course Pack

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No prior experience is necessary to get the most out of this course.


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Ed Bell - Songwriting Coaching, Songwriting Lessons, The Song Foundry

About Ed Bell, Your Course Creator and Host

Ed Bell is a songwriter, author and entrepreneur, and one of the Internet’s favorite songwriting educators. He created The Song Foundry in 2014, where his articles are now read by over 25,000 songwriters each month.

Ed is the author of seven popular songwriting books including the bestselling The Art of Songwriting and How to Write a Song (Even If You’ve Never Written One Before and You Think You Suck). He has over a decade of experience teaching songwriting, creativity and music composition.

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