If you're like a lot of songwriters out there, you might find pairing lyrics with the melodies you write to be a little, well, intimidating. But according to Berklee Online instructor and multi-platinum songwriter Andrea Stolpe, you should stop trying to write incredible, organized lyrics right off the bat, and instead focus on the feeling you're trying to communicate. Check out the video below for exactly how to streamline your writing process and take your lyrics to the next level.
For over a decade, Andrea Stolpe has written for the commercial music industry, including songs performed by Faith Hill and Josh Gracin. Her online course, Commercial Songwriting Techniques, is a perfect combination of theory and concrete skill building that focuses songwriters on the key element of writing a hit song: creating patterns of content that will help to create memorable melodies and lyrics that forge an emotional connection with the listener.
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