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I love your ideas!
August 17, 2009
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Here’s what Maddie had to say:

I love your ideas!

Now that you have your theme and some key words, it’s time to put them together.  For example, if your song is about your pet, I want you to write down absolutely everything. If I was writing a song about my cat, Chloe, here’s what my paper would look like:

  • Chloe
  • Cat
  • We got her nine years ago
  • Beautiful green eyes
  • Soft brown fur
  • Likes to hide in trees
  • Takes long naps in warm places

 

Those things don’t exactly sound like a song, right? WRONG! Which brings me to the next stop in our songwriting journey – creating a lyric. It’s not as hard as you think. Pick something you wrote down on your paper and just go with it! Here’s what I would do.

“The first time that I saw her, I was taken by surprise.

Her fur was soft and comforting, I loved her bright green eyes.”

See! I got those two lines from all the random stuff I wrote down on the paper! I rhymed “eyes” with “surprise” and used descriptive words like “soft,” “comforting,” and “bright.” Using descriptive words lets your listeners picture exactly what you’re singing about.

Now it’s time for you to work! Put those ideas and words together.  Make the lyrics rhyme or flow in a way that seems really nice to you.  Post them right here and I’ll read them! Then we’ll get onto the final step of songwriting!

And if you need any help, don’t be afraid to ask! My iTwixie username is iGoGirl814. I’ll be popping in and out of Twixing, too! So keep an eye out for me!

Have fun songwriting you guys! I can’t wait to read some lyrics and hear some hit songs!!

Love,

Maddie

P.S. Check out “Go!” It’s on iTunes!! : ) : ) How cool is that?

Try out these pointers and send in your own song to iTwixie’s Song Writing contest – the prize is a cool guitar!

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