Here’s sharing a brief article from singer-songwriter Gloria Cameron (ChoiceinMusic) from a LinkedIn Group for Singers and Songwriters called “Musicians, Singers, Songwriters, Recording Artists“. What do you think of these suggestions?

Personally E) is a must, which most of us have as long as we have a mobile/cell phone with us. A friend in the industry once advised me to brainstorm words that rhyme whether they relate or not to your theme or story. I find that extremely fun and easy to do. Most importantly, it expands your imagination, and diversity of imagery. Be careful however to not lose what you wanna say in the first place.

I have used this with my students, and i am surprised when in the hands of keen, discerning and persevering songwriters, how useful this tip has been. Have fun!

Think Outside of the Box

Think Outside of the Box

Basic tools for lyric writing

The serious lyric writer should have these in his possession:

A) Thesaurus
B) Rhyming dictionary
C) Dictionary of idioms
D) Dictionary
E) Notebook or tape recorder*

*You should write down or record lines for your songs as they come to mind before you forget them, otherwise you may forget them.
Ii was very poetic in my early teens. One night while sleeping I literally raised my off the bed and recited a gem that i had made up during my sleep. I got up and wrote it down in a notebook that I had. Unfortunately, it got thrown out by a member of my family who wasn’t courteous enough to ask whether the note book was still in use. To this day i do not remember one word of that beautiful gem.


Juliet is a singer-songwriter, jazz vocalist, musician and music educator.