Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
WRITING THE SONG LYRIC with Katie Dahl (DCA)
It has been said that in order to write a good song lyric, you set out to write a poem and then lower your standards. But the song lyric is a genre unto itself, requiring different skills and different points of emphasis than a poem does. What constitutes a good lyric? We’ll take a look at a couple of particularly masterful examples. Then, using pre-written rhythms and melodies, we will write our own lyrics. No musical expertise required.