While some composer’s in the past, and many still do today, use another person’s poetry to set the lyrics, there is a number of singer-songwriters today that are doing both tasks. So let’s talk about some ways on how you can improve your lyrics writing.
Today will be talking about object writing using your senses.
Object writing is pretty much as the name explains: choose an object you want to focus on in your lyrics and write about it. Simple enough.
Now, try to image your senses in the process to use descriptive and detailed words about your object. Your 7 (yes, 7) senses are:
- Sight – what you see visually
- Auditory – what you hear acoustically
- Smell – what you sense with your nose
- Taste – what you sense with your tongue
- Touch – what you feel with the outside of your body
- Organic – what you feel inside your body (like a cramp)
- Kinesthetic – what you feel when you are in motion
This will make your lyrics more interesting and life-like to the individual listening to your next amazing song. So give it a try!
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