Monday, September 11, 2006

Using lists in songwriting

At Song School, Annie Wenz, talked about using lists for funny songs. The idea was to list funny items or to use in leading up to a punch line. In Lyrical Devises I class at SongU, the ideas was discussed of using lists lead to the hook. Hook placements were suggested as the last line of the verse (earlier verses were listed items) or the chorus (with the verses being listed items).

In thinking about this, I often write lists for brainstorming and idea development (for example: how would I feel, what I would see, ...). However, I didn't think of just using the listed items as lyrics. I'm working on one song that this is basically the case. With this thinking in mind it will be easier to finish.


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