Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Writing Great Lyrics

Instructor: Cliff Goldmacher

Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing song lyrics, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’ve already written songs but want to take your lyrics up a notch? In this course, Grammy-winning songwriter Cliff Goldmacher shares his tips to writing great lyrics, looking at both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of the songwriting process. He starts with general concepts, covering what exactly makes a good lyric and basic lyrical structures, then moves on to specific tips like setting up your lyric writing section, how to craft a memorable chorus, developing and expanding on verse lyrics, and ways to add thematic depth to your writing. If you’ve got something to say, and you want to say it in song form, join Cliff as he shows you how to paint concise, powerful, word pictures that enable you to genuinely connect with your listeners.

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