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Posted By: Stringsinger
04-Feb-11 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
1. singability. The words flow and are remembered easily. Take for example W.S. Gilbert.
You can remember all the words because they flow.
2. specificity and showing not telling. Fresh images.
3. consistency. Stanzas match. Rhymes make sense and don't call attention to themselves.
4. variety from verse to chorus.
5. wedding, lyric and music
6. versatility. Can be sung by most anyone though some require more training.
7. knowledge. Other songs studied.
8. a lyric is not a poem. It must have music.
9. interesting, not boring or cliched.