The Listen To Other Music Technique

by Unknown

I don't know about other people, but trying to write lyrics whilst listening to other music - music you actually enjoy - can help inspire me with new lyric ideas and such.

It can also help a little with finding new rhythms and song structures. Then, if you get a final or draft piece of lyric, you can even change the melodies and timing etc...

As long as you don't steal the other person's or band's lyrics, of course.

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BEAUTIFUL
by: YASAMIN

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THEY CANT CHANGE YOUR WAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL YOU SHOULD DONT THINK ABOUT THEM ANY WAY
KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN
YOU CANSEE EVERY THING THOSE KEEPEN ,IN THE WORLD
IF SEE FROM YOUR HEART YOU CAN SEE EVERY THINGS GOOD
THE SOUND FROM INSIDE WILL CHANGE YOUR MOOD

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BEAUTIFUL
by: YASAMIN

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THEY CANT CHANGE YOUR WAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL YOU SHOULD DONT THINK ABOUT THEM ANY WAY
KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN
YOU CANSEE EVERY THING THOSE KEEPEN ,IN THE WORLD
IF SEE FROM YOUR HEART YOU CAN SEE EVERY THINGS GOOD
THE SOUND FROM INSIDE WILL CHANGE YOUR MOOD

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Excellent Idea!
by: Richie

Excellent idea! This is a technique I've used with great success! Pick a song to use as a template, sometimes referred to as a "ghost song", then rewrite the song bit by bit.

It doesn't matter if you start with the lyrics, the melody, the chords, or the rhythm. As you work, you will hear a brand new song emerge. By the time you're finished, your song will probably bear little resemblance to the song you used to write it.

This can be a refreshing alternative to starting from scratch!

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