Write Your Own Lyrics
Using one of
the instrumental sound files we provide on this page (to
come), write a set of song lyrics (with at least two verses) about
a subject of importance to you. Provide a title for the song.
If you have
written poetry before, you might want to turn to one of your own
poems as a source of inspiration for the lyrics you write.
Or, if you do
not write poetry, pick a tune that makes you think about specific
incident in your past and focus on telling that story. Try to choose
an incident or event that might have special significance for others
as well as yourself.
don't necessarily have to be based on a strict rhyme scheme, many
songwriters think rhyme is important. If you are unsure about the
role that you want rhyme to play, see what other songwriters say
by browsing the following web sites:
these materials you might want to access an online rhyming dictionary
for this activity. If so, see <http://www.rhymezone.com/>.
If you have
access to recording and digitizing equipment, record your version
of this song. If you are not a performer, but have a friend who
is, ask him or her to perform a version of your song-record and
digitize the performance, but only after asking the artist's permission.
If you send
the digitized sound file to us (see the contact
information), and we consider it noteworthy, we will post it
so that other readers can hear and appreciate your efforts. Along
with the file, send a word-processing file containing your lyrics,
and your name and contact information (both postal and e-mail address).
We will notify you if we decide to post your song.
lyrics that viewers of this site have sent in.