Writing Song Lyrics

How to Write a song : Melodic phrases & lyric phrases

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a song using melodic phrases and lyric phrases. Instead of talking in syllables, you want to use a musical phrase. Practice humming your song without using words, so you know the road map of where the music should go. Make sure your word ...more

How To : Write your own song for Valentine's Day

Aaron Gallagher from Free and Easy Guitar discusses how to write a romantic song for your special sweetheart. He encourages you to use his melody and chorus and add your own special lyrics to personalize your song. He shows you variations on guitar chords and how to either fin ...more

How To : Write lyrics

Compose lyrics by writing a poem that rhymes and follows along with the structure of the song. Write lyrics with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.

How To : Find song lyrics online

Get that song you heard on the radio out of your head and into your record collection with this how-to, which will teach you how to find song information using the Google search engine. Find a song by accessing the Internet and typing in lyrics using quotation marks. Learn to ...more

How To : Get Song Lyrics for Apple Music on Your iPhone

My all-time top songs are the ones that speak to me on a deeper level, and it's through the lyrics that artists are able to make that connection. It's a feeling unlike any other when it seems that an artist or song is speaking exclusively to you or your current circumstance. ...more

How To : Start writing a song on guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Remove lyrics from a song using Audacity

If you're in a show choir like the kids on "Glee," then often times you love how a song sounds but in order to sing along with it you need to remove the lyrics. Luckily, doing this isn't as hard as you think. Check out this video to learn how to use Audacity to remove the lyr ...more

How To : Get started writing a rap song

In this how-to video, you will learn how to write a rap song. First, make sure it comes from within you. Writing rap is like poetry. Most rap songs consist of a 16 bar verse with about an 8 bar chorus. It is really about how you feel. Make sure your rhymes are both deep and ti ...more

How To : Play Blake Shelton's "Home" on acoustic guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Blake Shelton song. Not just any Blake Shelton song, but one of his greatest: "Home." And just so you know, here are ...more

How To : Make guacamole with a song

This is a song with a quick history of avocado's birth into guacamole. Then there's the recipe sung by two mariachi. You need avocados, tomatoes, chiles, lime, salt, onion and chips to dip. This is a healthy alternative to cheese or ranch dips. Song and video written and prod ...more

How To : Play "Gitara" on the ukulele

First of all you have to watch the screen for two bars. One bar is situated in the right side of the screen and the other bar is on the bottom of your screen. First you have to start by following the ‘side bar’ which has the four strings separated by different sections. It als ...more

News : Shadows of The Dammed Review

Shadows of the Dammed (360/PS3) is a polarizing game. It's not shy of being crass and crude. Go ahead and judge the game by the following examples (click to enlarge): The game is a giant penis joke. This is an official trailer for the game.. Now, with what you have seen, choos ...more

How To : Play "Underneath Your Clothes" by Shakira on guitar

Learn how to play "Underneath Your Clothes" by Shakira, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Capo On 1st Fret Em Bm You’re a song C D Written by the hands of God Em Bm Don’t get me wrong cause C D This migh ...more

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How to Write a song : Contrasting the verse & the chorus

Writing a song? Want your chorus to have a strong impact? Jimmy Kachulis of Berkleemusic gives songwriting tips on how to make the chorus stand out from the verses even when you use the same chord progressions. You can take the basic chord progression of your verses and vary ...more

How To : Play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar. The chords of the verse are D minor, B flat major, F, and C. Once you have all of these chords, you will be able to start out playing the first verse and have the melody for the song. Move the chord ...more

How To : Remember how to divide fractions with a song

In this video tutorial the author shows how to divide fractions by singing the songs "I Can Divide". He sings a wonderful and funny song about how he is petrified about fractions and in the song somewhere he says that to divide just invert and multiply. He says that division o ...more

How To : Play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chor ...more

How To : Play "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

In this video, we learn how to play "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. Start out with your hands across the piano with your fingers around the A, E, and C keys. Start off by playing the melody so your fingers can get a feel of how the different keys are played. Go slowly doi ...more

How To : Make the beat to the Nicki Minaj song "Your Love"

If you're interested in writing pop songs these days, you pretty much have to know how to create a sick beat on your computer. What better way to practice than replicating the beat of a popular song and learning it's tricks? This video will teach you how to make the beat to th ...more

How To : Play "Holly Jolly Christmas" on ukelele

Learn to play "Holly Jolly Christmas" on ukelele this holiday season. "Ukelele" Mike Lynch shows you how on this informative video, which includes chords, lyrics, strumming pattern and technical details on the instrument used to play this song.

How To : Write a love song on the piano

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a love song on the piano with Nate Bosch. Keys to writing a love song include making tenderness with a light sound and following through. The e-flat key makes a beautiful sound that is perfect for a long song. You can use the lighter twi ...more

How To : Write a hit song

According to hit recording artist Zosia, writing a song is much like telling a small story. The first verse of a song should draw your listeners into the story. Next you'll want to build into a unique and catchy chorus, which will relate your main message. The second verse rev ...more

How To : Play "Halo" by Beyoncé on acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Halo" by Beyoncé on acoustic guitar. This is a simple song to play, because it uses the same chords throughout the entire thing. Start out with a G Am Em C twice, then continue to do this three more times. Then, do a G and C, then again ...more

How To : Play "Sitting, Waiting Wishing" by Jack Johnson

In this video, we learn how to play "Sitting, Waiting Wishing" by Jack Johnson. Start of on an A, then A7, the rhythm will be fast paced and go from up to down while playing. Now move to the G, F7, C, C7, A7, G, G7, F7, and C7 chords. As you continue to keep playing the song, ...more

How To : Play "Songbird" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Songbird" by Oasis on acoustic guitar. Start out by playing the intro to the song, then continue on until you reach the first verse of the song. As you play, you might want to break the song down into different sections so you fully underst ...more

How To : Play "Candy Says" by Velvet Underground on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Candy Says" by Velvet Underground on guitar. Start off by tuning down the guitar one step for all the strings. Start to play the introduction chords, doing small sections then piecing them together. The chords are E, G sharp minor, G, and C ...more

How To : Play Bingo on a piano

In this tutorial, we learn how to play Bingo on the piano. You will want to start out with the notes in front of you so you know which keys to play. Play the first part of the song first. You will notice that you play the same keys over and over again while doing this song. Br ...more

How To : Play "Married with Children" by Oasis on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Married with Children" by Oasis on guitar. The intro starts with B, G# on the fourth fret, then C# minor, A on the fifth fret, C, B, and E. Play these separately, then play all together twice. After you do this, you can go into the body of ...more

News : Laying the Foundation pt.1

So you know what language you want to learn You've got your language picked out and you're ready to dive in, so let's move on to the first step in building a language foundation: Finding Media: Beginners (Pronunciation) This foundation revolves around media for a few core r ...more

How To : Play "Creep" by Radiohead on the ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the Radiohead song "Creep" on a ukulele. You will need a tuned ukulele and knowledge of basic chords. The chords used are the same as a guitar. You will need to know the G, B, C, and Cm chord in order to play the song. Once you ...more

How To : Play "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (NIN cover) on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (NIN cover) on guitar. Start with an A minor, then go to a C, then D, and back to A minor. These are the main chords of the song. You will play these as the intro to the song, one after the other. You will play this ...more

How To : Play simple songs on acoustic guitar

Tim Gilbert breaks down the task of singing & playing the acoustic guitar into 3 simple steps. Step 1: Strumming You could hold a chord, but that isn't necessary when you are getting used to the down-up strumming motion. It helps to talk along, as it will prepare your to do t ...more

How To : Play "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis on guitar. Start out with the chords E, A, D, G, B, and e. After this, you will have learned how to play the intro to the song. Once finished, you will play Asus2x0220, then Asus 2/g-302200. As you continue ...more

How To : Play "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton on guitar. The lead starts with E, A, D, G, B, and E, which is also the rhythm. After this, start with the intro to the song. The intro is: H, a, +E, E, E, +Q, a, +E, +E, E, and E. Make sure you are using ...more

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