Lyrical voice

Finding Your Lyrical Voice: For Beginners

As a beginner songwriter, you may look up to some lyricists in awe of their writing abilities. However, finding your own voice can be a daunting task. You may struggle to develop a style that feels authentic and uniquely yours. But fear not, with a little guidance, you can find your voice and become a confident and effective lyricist. Here are some tips to help you find your lyrical voice:

Write More

As simple as this is, this is the only way you can discover your true voice. You’ve probably heard “practice makes perfect” over and over by now, and this is no different. The more you write, the more you will develop your own unique style. Over time, you will start to notice patterns and themes that are unique to you.

Don’t Force a Style

Don’t try to force a specific writing style or technique. Let your lyrics flow naturally and find the style that feels most authentic to you. If you try to emulate someone else’s style, your lyrics may come off as insincere and forced.

Be Patient

Finding your lyrical voice takes time and patience. As frustrating as it is, most songwriters don’t immediately find what style feels right for them. Try not to get stuck over finding your voice as it can lead to writer’s block. As long as you are patient and consistent with your practice, then you will find that your voice will shine through more.

Embrace Change

Trust your instincts when it comes to your writing style. If something feels right, go with it. If you find that as you write, your style starts to change – that is okay! Our writing styles will evolve, even as we think that we have finally found it. 

Accept Your Own Voice

You may have a few artists in mind that you think of as lyrical geniuses. However, it is important to accept that the writing style you want to have may not be the one that is natural to you. Be open to exploring different styles and techniques until you find the one that feels most authentic to you.

Finding your writing style takes time, patience, and practice. It is important to listen to your gut instinct in processes like these. Remember to be patient with yourself and be open to change and possibility. With these tips, you’ll be on your way to developing a unique and authentic lyrical voice.

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