Songwriting: Lyric Writing

DISCOVER & MASTER HOW TO WRITE A SONG

Trying to find the right words? Learn how to analyse and understand the art of lyric writing, and develop your own creative skills on this exciting course. Find your inspiration, learn how to create lyrical structure and style as well as learning how to write your own lyrics – all with plenty of helpful hints, tips and resources along the way.

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online course Songwriting: Lyric Writing

Throughout history, songwriters have used their lyrics to capture almost every conceivable feeling, subject and experience. But just how much really goes into finding the right words? On this course you’ll explore every element of the lyric-writing process — experimenting with structure, rhyming schemes, genre, storytelling devices and more. You’ll analyse some of the most influential lyrics ever written, while developing and discovering your own unique voice through immersive tasks and exercises.

Discover a wealth of writing tips, tricks, knowledge and expertise from experienced lyricists with real industry experience. Over 6 modules you’ll explore everything a budding lyricist needs to know, from song structure and rhyme schemes, to storytelling techniques and genre conventions.

This course has been put together by actual industry experts, so you know it’s packed with all the best professional advice and guidance. It’s also designed for you to be able to follow in your own time, at your own pace, so whether you’ve got a day free or only a minute, you’ll find it easy to squeeze in some study. On completing this Songwriting course you’ll get a certificate on completion of the course, with the option of extra 121 mentoring (at an additional cost).

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learn how to write song lyrics

  • 15 Unique lessons across 3 packed modules
  • Created by practicing industry experts
  • Learn at you own pace in your own time
  • HD video industry insider hints & tips
  • Immersive interactive learning
  • Certificate on completion
  • Downloadable lesson guides
  • Lifetime access
  • Mobile friendly platform
  • Access to a live session masterclass

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Modules in this online course

This online songwriting course in lyric writing is packed full of HD video
lessons, suggested tasks and industry insider hints.ned to help you write songs.

1
Finding Your Inspiration

With every topic under the sun to choose from, how do you decide what you want your songs to be about? In this introductory module you’ll experiment with different creative writing techniques, find inspiration and uncover your own unique lyrical identity.

2
Lyrical Structure and Style

Drawing on examples of influential lyrics and songwriters throughout history, in this module you’ll immerse yourself in the technicalities of style, form and formatting — from rhyme schemes and classic structures, to how to use melodic math.

3
How to Write Lyrics

You’ve mastered the basics and got your ideas — but how do you turn them into real workable song drafts? In this module, you’ll learn how to craft and edit lyrics that you and your listeners will love.

4
Developing Songwriting Depth

There’s more to lyric writing than just choosing words that sound good. In order to connect with your audience, you’ll need to have a strong understanding of literary devices — from imagery and metaphor to tense and characterisation. Here, you’ll take your lyrics to the next level to make them truly memorable and unique.

5
Understanding Genre

Every genre of music has its own indicators and tropes, and understanding these can be helpful when it comes to crafting your lyrics for a specific musical style. You’ll examine these in more detail through this module and learn how to spot the patterns and styles that really speak to you.

6
Learn How to Co-write

Learning to write with other artists, songwriters and even teams is a vital skill for every lyricist. In this module, you’ll discover some valuable tips on collaborating and getting the most out of the co-writing process.

  • Songwriting: Lyric Writing
    1
    Finding Your Inspiration

    With every topic under the sun to choose from, how do you decide what you want your songs to be about? In this introductory module you’ll experiment with different creative writing techniques, find inspiration and uncover your own unique lyrical identity.

    2
    Lyrical Structure and Style

    Drawing on examples of influential lyrics and songwriters throughout history, in this module you’ll immerse yourself in the technicalities of style, form and formatting — from rhyme schemes and classic structures, to how to use melodic math.

    3
    How to Write Lyrics

    You’ve mastered the basics and got your ideas — but how do you turn them into real workable song drafts? In this module, you’ll learn how to craft and edit lyrics that you and your listeners will love.

    4
    Developing Songwriting Depth

    There’s more to lyric writing than just choosing words that sound good. In order to connect with your audience, you’ll need to have a strong understanding of literary devices — from imagery and metaphor to tense and characterisation. Here, you’ll take your lyrics to the next level to make them truly memorable and unique.

    5
    Understanding Genre

    Every genre of music has its own indicators and tropes, and understanding these can be helpful when it comes to crafting your lyrics for a specific musical style. You’ll examine these in more detail through this module and learn how to spot the patterns and styles that really speak to you.

    6
    Learn How to Co-write

    Learning to write with other artists, songwriters and even teams is a vital skill for every lyricist. In this module, you’ll discover some valuable tips on collaborating and getting the most out of the co-writing process.

Here what our students say

Lexi R.

Songwriting: Lyric Writing

“Great course. It not only taught me new techniques, but it also put a name to the things I was already doing in my day to day songwriting. I would definitely recommend it!”

Lester F.

Songwriting: Lyric Writing

“This course really opened my eyes and ears to powerful concepts and skills related to lyric writing. For me the most exciting part was finding my unique songwriting voice and having the confidence to write and share my songs!”

Kadeem A.

Songwriting: Lyric Writing

“This course was great!Just enough to get started being creative and set on a good path to writing lyrics!”

Other online songwriting courses

Thinking about this online songwriting course?

  • IS THIS COURSE 100% DEDICATED TO LYRIC WRITING?

    Yes, absolutely. By the end of it, you’ll have a significantly deeper understanding of lyrics and lyric writing, and will have developed the skills to tell powerful and emotive stories in song format.

  • WILL THIS COURSE TEACH ME HOW TO WRITE MELODIES?

    While there will be mentions of melody writing, this course is mainly focused on creative writing and will see you hone your skills using rhyme schemes, literary devices, language techniques and writing strategies.

  • WILL I GET TO WRITE TO BRIEF IN THIS COURSE?

    Yes you will – many times, in fact! The best way to become a great songwriter is to write as much as possible from as many different viewpoints. Across this course, you’ll cover a range of different lyric writing strategies, such as free writing and storyboarding. By diversifying your skills, you’ll learn how to write songs from assorted starting points, while always prioritising the importance of great lyrics and a compelling narrative.

  • How does this course connect with Elevates other songwriting courses?

    Lyric Writing complements our Songwriting: The Basics, Songwriting: The Creative Process and Songwriting: Content & Genre courses perfectly. We recommend purchasing it as a songwriting bundle offer alongside these courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of the art and craft of songwriting.

  • When can I begin my course?

    You can start whenever you’re ready! Elevate courses are accessed on demand, so you can start and pause your learning at any time. There are no deadlines to begin or complete your course by, so you can progress your studies when it suits you. All course materials are yours to keep, so you can take the course again further down the track if you’d like.

  • What kind of device do I need?

    To study an Elevate course, you just need to bring an inquisitive mind. You can easily complete your course on any mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

  • Do I receive any discounts as an Elevate student?

    Yes. We work with a range of industry partners to provide Elevate students like yourself with discounted software to support your learning journey. Your courses will include links to discounts, where relevant.

  • Do I really get lifetime access?

    Yes – you absolutely do! ICMP Elevate courses are designed to be revisited, so you can reuse the course material to practice, develop and continue to improve. As long as you have an account with us, you’ll have access to all the courses you’ve purchased.

  • What do I receive when finish my course?

    Once you’ve completed all your course lessons, you’ll be awarded a certificate found on your dashboard page, which you can download and share.

  • What can I expect sign up for an elevate course?

    Expect something highly engaging! Elevate courses are packed full of interactive learning elements. You’ll have access to video and written lessons, and will use diagrams, case studies and insider hints and tips in your studies. Once you’ve completed an Elevate course, you’ll have lifetime access to all information shared, meaning you can revisit your course materials whenever you like.

  • Who can I contact if I have questions about my course?

    If you have any questions about your course, please send an email to hello@icmp-elevate.com. We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours – if not sooner! You can also call our admissions team on 020 7328 0222

  • Can I bundle courses together?

    Yes. In fact, many of our courses are designed to be taken together as a bundle, allowing you to progress your skill level in a particular area from beginner to intermediate. Explore our Elevate bundle offers to find your perfect course bundle.

Meet your tutors

Hannah Rose Platt

Hannah Rose Platt is a Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, steeped in the traditions of American country music. She has toured extensively in the UK and USA and recorded with Grammy Award-winning musicians. Her songs have often been played on radio and TV. Picking up a guitar at the age of five and teaching herself to play, Hannah’s musical education came courtesy of her step-father’s record collection, into which she would dive voraciously, drawing inspiration from a wide variety of music. In the spring of 2015, she released her debut album Portraits to widespread critical acclaim.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, Portraits features some of the industry’s leading names, including Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton), Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello). It received widespread airplay on BBC Radio, Resonance FM, Amazing Radio, and Europe’s leading country radio station CMR Nashville. The song ‘1954’ was featured several times in the TV soap Hollyoaks and Hannah was invited to the home of legendary BBC presenter, Bob Harris, to film an Under the Apple Tree Session for Whispering Bob TV. She has also appeared several time on Liverpool’s Local TV Channel BAY TV.

Want to write songs with deeper meaning and more impactful lyrics? This course is for you! I have been hooked on song writing since a very young age and I am delighted to share some exercises and techniques to help shape your songs into the best that they can be. We will hold a magnifying glass up to the craft of lyric writing, so you can better understand how to communicate your ideas through language and music.”

See what our students say

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5

An incredible resource, clear and concise. Explained throughly and excellent insight and knowledge. Amazing for any songwriter.

Harper W.

Little diamond

Rated 5 out of 5

So far everything is well explained, the order of each step is absolutely on point and the course is perfectly structured. The fact that the videos are more or less short is also a great advantage for me as I don’t have the time to watch an hour long video in one go. Simple tips that we might not think about and great tips for sure. I also enjoy the references used in this course as it helps to illustrate each point even more. This course is, in my opinion, a little diamond.

Yuvraj S.

very good foundation for lyric writting

Rated 5 out of 5

This course is perfect for me. I have been writing poetry for years and have always wanted to turn my poems into lyrics and then into songs. I had started doing that before this course and now I know how to restructure my writing for music and it is making all the difference.

Kira P.

Flexible payment method

We accept payments via Credit Card, PayPal, Google Pay and Apple Pay. You can even spread your payments using PayPal Credit.

The Complete Songwriter Expert Track

The Elevate special 4-in-1, (THE BASICS, CREATIVE PROCESS, CONTENT & GENRE & LYRIC WRITING) Complete Songwriter Expert Track reveals all, covering essential technical elements of music theory, as well as guiding you to generate, develop and refine your very own songs. It’s all led by music experts, and developed with today’s industry in mind.

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