Friday, April 16, 2004

Types of expression


Sometimes I need to remind myself just how many ways there are to connect.
It easy to get locked into one way of describing something and a little reminder
to oneself is always useful.

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Analogy and visual description


A lot of great songs IMMEDIATELY set a scene by VISUAL description, then
use that as a backdrop for something barely related, or a metaphor for it.
Some do it all at the same time. They become like mosaics sticking
descriptions of visual ideas alongside emotions to create something larger
than both. ('You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky' - what the hell are you
on about Sting?....but, you gotta agree, it conjures up something 'new'
because its semi-abstract: how can the sun think, and how can the sky be jealous?)

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Songwriting tips, songwriting help and advice for songwriters

Don't forget to check out the categories Creative technique, which talks about the way to make your ideas work, General Songwriting Tips, which is the everyday ins and outs of songwriting, Lyric Writing, which deals only with the problems associated with writing lyrics, Melodies, about the way to use tunes and melody to make your song memorable, and Mental Gymnastics, which discusses strategies for getting out of a Songrut!

Also don't forget to check out the songwriting tips in the categories Performance, which is about how the way a song is delivered can change its meaning, Reader Tips, which is where I keep all the cool songwriting ideas that people have sent in, Singers, which is about singers and singer-songwriter types, and Song Angle, which talks about the different places a song can come from.

And finally, the last categories are Song Structure, which deals with putting the different sections of a song together and Songwriting Style, which is about the way one can write a song.

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