Monday, May 10, 2010

Wanted: song lyrics

If you've ever tried to write a song for a music therapy session, you may understand how difficult it can be. Sure, I could write simple chord progressions and a melody line within minutes. But ask me to put lyrics with that and I'll be sitting with a guitar in my lap all day.

If you're anything like me, you know what I mean. This website can remedy that. It is called Songs for Teaching, and breaks down dozens of songs into categories like mathematics, science, language, and life skills. Now, you won't find free recordings of these songs and you won't find chords for them at all. But the site does give you lyrics to all of their songs. Use these lyrics as inspiration for your own songs. You might add your own melodies and chords. With a little imagination you can put your own chords and melody to the lyrics. And with a little inspiration you may be writing songs of your own.

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