Hey, lyricists! If you’ve been songwriting for a while, you may have come across some interesting songwriting exercises. Whether you’re a pro or a novice, exercises are great ways to boost creativity. Using AI can add dimension to your songwriting exercises as well. So here are 5 lyric writing exercises that you can try out with AI programs:
1. The Wacky and Wild Song
Step out of your comfort zone! If your AI program has a “wackiness” setting, then turn it to the max, and write a wacky or crazy song that you won’t typically write in a normal situation. This is a great way to break out of a rut or if you feel like you’ve been writing the same thing over and over.
2. Genre Hopping Adventure
Do you find yourself stuck in one genre? Are you one to always stick to slower ballads or love songs? Try jumping to a completely different genre and writing a song in that. Like the previous exercise, this gets you out of your comfort zone and forces you to think in a new perspective. You may be surprised by what you come up with!
3. Collaborate with a Buddy
Two heads are better than one, right? For AI programs that allow for collaboration, grab a songwriting buddy and team up! Write every other line together and let your combined creativity spark magic. It’s a wonderful way to bounce ideas, share the load, and have a blast creating lyrical brilliance with a friend.
4. Phrase Roulette
Feeling adventurous? Hit the phrase roulette! Randomly generate a phrase using AI and base an entire song around it. Let the chosen phrase become your North Star, guiding your song’s theme and emotions. If you find yourself stuck, simply generate another phrase and try again!
5. The Alphabet Song Challenge
Remember singing the ABCs as a kid? Well, it’s time to bring that fun back! Challenge yourself to write a song where each line starts with consecutive letters of the alphabet. It’s a lyrical alphabet adventure that’ll test your creativity and keep you on your toes.
So, there you have it – 5 lyrical exercises to conquer with the magic of AI programs. Let your creativity run wild, experiment with new styles, and collaborate with others. Challenge yourself in your craft, and don’t forget to invite in change whenever you feel like you are stuck. Next time you want to have a little fun, or get out of a rut, try out one of these exercises with AI and see where it takes you!