6 tips for putting words to music
I am not a songwriter musician or lyrist, but I love to read definitely hear and more often than not dance to the spoken word when put to music.
My interest is in the art of movement, specifically dance and when music is combined with words in innovative patterns they can soothe invigorate irritate as well as make you move and feel good.
They say Music is said to soothe the savage beast least we talk about Words touching our souls that also awakens our senses. Most of us can agree that the art of dance and music transcends language barriers
(1) Make it personal because reading someone’s experience with love at first sight, first love, lust, a long term love or a one night stand brings a sense of connection folks sometimes look for and set to music can only enhance a good lyric ..Right
( 2) Be yourself because as an avid reader and lover of music I do go out of my way to learn the lyrics to a song I like love and feel the performer is genuine in their delivery and not trying to be something else, can actually be heard seen felt through the spoken word
( 3) The kind of music that makes an impression on me also provides imagery a vision of something the song is about; even if it is abstract, the image is sort of like a coffee table object. Always up for interpretation depending on who is listening to reading or learning the lyrics … of course, when it comes to love … when someone is singing to you … take the time to listen; I heard that once and then again you may have heard the song but weren’t feeling the music
So, what makes you get onto the dance floor …
(4) Rhymes Reason and Rhythm because who doesn’t like the art of movement …and more often than not that is what kind of music makes great artist move up into the stratosphere … in my opinion. I dance because I have to and anything that has a great hook a great bass or syncopation definitely will be played more than once in my house. The rhythm of life
(5) Always assume a video of your creation is a possibility so … be that visionary
(6) 🙂 Always believe you were born to make music (:
All written pieces labeled my 2cents are my own
first posted in 2013, def tweaked