Draw inspiration from those closest to you

 
       
 
Jul 20, 2017, 04:27 PM

Not sure what your next song lyrics are going to be about?


How about drawing inspiration from someone you look up to?


Think of that one person who you hold in high regard and care deeply about.


Think about just how much he or she means to you and what they stand for - their life struggles that you can relate to, the values they uphold, and the things that they are really good at.


What battles have they fought? What are their achievements? What do they fear?


When you’re done thinking about all that, tell their story with your lyrics.


Sounds like something you would try?

Mylène Besançon, Co-founder @ Tunedly

Tunedly connects music creators with the world’s best session musicians to make professional-sounding music online, while making it easier to get heard.

I could go on and on, but it would probably be best if you head over to https://tunedly.com to see what it’s all about.

I’m also a contributing writer on Thrive Global, you can follow me here: https://journal.thriveglobal.com/@mylenebesancon

 
     
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Mylène Besançon Joined Jun 28, 2015
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Jul 22, 2017, 08:02 AM

Hi there,

I’m not an experienced songwriter, although have to do it sometimes when working with singers. But I opt to start by looking into day to day issues (sometimes my own, sometimes general trends).

Maybe giving out a bit about your life, but for me it’s structured in the verse all you want to say, and leave the chorus for the hook and a phrase or word that the listeners will immediately capture.

It’s fun to talk about this, but I remember of Mark E. Smith, he was a normal dude hanging with friends at pubs and parks, but wrote tons of love songs, and simply because he knew that he could write about his normal life but adding a romantic essence to the chorus. I don’t know why, but he kinda summarises what I was trying to say about verse vs chorus. He always was straight forward on his meaning, but relaxed out in the chorus for people to remember.

 
     
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Jul 22, 2017, 04:49 PM

http://www.songwriter101.com/forums/viewthread/94628/

‘Charlie Christian got me in a world of trouble’—-me

 
     
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Aug 04, 2017, 08:43 PM

Thanks guys. It’s always refreshing to hear how different people view the songwriting/music creation process.

Mylène Besançon, Co-founder @ Tunedly

Tunedly connects music creators with the world’s best session musicians to make professional-sounding music online, while making it easier to get heard.

I could go on and on, but it would probably be best if you head over to https://tunedly.com to see what it’s all about.

I’m also a contributing writer on Thrive Global, you can follow me here: https://journal.thriveglobal.com/@mylenebesancon

 
     
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Aug 05, 2017, 02:48 AM

Necessity is the mother of inspiration.

The need for change, acceptance, money….love. The world is a sea of ideas…..

 
     
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Aug 14, 2017, 01:07 PM

I like to come up with working titles and build songs or even just grooves around that. Songwriting “retreats” are awesome too if you can get away!


Cheers everyone

 
     
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Nov 14, 2017, 09:44 PM

I tend to write a lot about the things I see happening around me. Where I’m living, there seems to be always something interesting going on, whether with politics, entertainment, or even just the way people on the streets interact with each other in different situations. Sometimes I get so many ideas that I don’t get to write them all down. As Scott said, it’s a sea of ideas out there.

 
     
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