How To Write Lyrics: Tips From an Amateur
How To Write Lyrics: Tips from an amateur
by Andrew Rightenburg
My name is Andrew, I’ve been a lyricist for about 8 years now. I’m almost entirely self-taught. Most of what I’ve learned has been through a lot of ‘trial and error,’ independent study, and analysis of lyrics (whether they were written by me or other lyricists doesn’t matter)
Now, I’d like to share as much as possible with as many people as possible.
This book breaks down the bias of many lyricists today, and presents lyrics for what they are. Breaking them into categories, I give you multiple techniques, terms, advice and much more to help you as much as possible.
This isn’t a book that beats around the bush for 80 pages of fluff and then talks for 10 pages about something you no longer care about at that point. I’ve packed this entire book with tons of information that, I hope, is helpful to many beginner, intermediate and even advanced lyricists. This is exactly why it’s very short. I get straight to the point, say it clear and say it once. I recommend reading through twice to make sure you understand everything.
Although this book is more aimed towards Hip Hop lyricism, it should be applicable to almost any vocal genre of music. I don’t see how someone who is a rock or pop lyricist would not be able to use this to improve their lyrical ability and skill.
Keep in mind, I’m no scholar. Most of what is in this book was found by me through independent study. Anything that is not a theory of mine or idea of mine is properly cited so that you can see the ideas of more scholarly lyricists.
My aim here isn’t to be looked at as an ‘expert,’ because I’m not one. My aim is purely to help as many people with their lyrics as possible.
Sorry, this ebook is no longer free.