Stories in Songs

Try to tell a story in a song and make an impact!

March 06, 2020 Melanie Season 1 Episode 3
Stories in Songs
Try to tell a story in a song and make an impact!
Show Notes

#003 - Learn the basics components you need for telling a powerful story or a captivating incident in your song.

I give you three specific things that you can do in your songwriting right now to help you hook your listeners and to keep them engaged in the lyrics.

You might wonder: Why is storytelling so important for songwriting? Why do we need to tell a story or part of a story in a song at all?

The short answer: If you want to reach more people and increase the sales of your next album, then this is what you should do beyond the aspect of music, composition, and melody.

So there’s a lot of ground to cover today, but at the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of what the main ingredients are that you need for telling a story.

Here's what we cover:

[00:00:00] - Introduction to the episode

[00:03:55] - Songwriting meets the Story Grid, + Who is Melanie?

[00:07:06] - What do we need in order to tell a story?

[00:07:50] - Problem

[00:11:23] - Character

[00:14:40] - The goal and what's at stake?

[00:17:34] - An unexpected surprise

[00:21:32] - The dilemma and the crisis situation

[00:25:06] - Is the problem resolved at the ending?

[00:28:30] - Wrap up & 3 Tools

[00:31:44] - Cautionary or prescriptive tale?

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