Sunday, June 6, 2010

Easy Lyrics - Basic Introduction

How do you decide which word? A hint I've learned amid much laughter in front of a microphone trying to stumble through my poorly chosen lyrics:

Sing your words a lot before locking into those specific word choices. You don't want to struggle with tongue twisters like I finally changed in CALCULATED TRUST. Just try singing clearly my original line 2c---- “set six cells in one spreadsheet...” and "last cell." Ouch. Not yet recorded but will be soon. Free music sheet shows final, sing-able! word selection:
Have fun with Easy Songwriting!
©2011 DianaDee

Where can you find Song Inspiration?

Many people ask "how do you get the inspiration for a song?" The answer: pretty much anything can. Helpful ideas:

10-001. SONGWRITING INSPIRATION - journaling. If an idea comes, write it down! Many songs aren't written until months after the initial idea... which was re-found by flipping through a journal. Any notebook, including electronic ones, that works for you.....

Just look around you for fun or for deep song ideas! The humor song HERE KITTY was inspired by calling two cats that were both crying for me: one came, the other didn't. Add some personal concept message, and you've got a great song foundation!

10-003 SONGWRITING INSPIRATION - Books of quotations
Books full of quotes can jog a lot of lyrics ideas. Be wary of recent authors; their material probably is copyrighted. Thomas Hardy's old poem inspired the autobiographic reflections that turned into the song using Hardy's title -- IMPERCIPIENT (Amazing Big Words 'n' Big God album, at

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fun Songwriting - Odd Melody Notes

Afraid you'll goof when writing your songs? There's NO wrong way. Hey, it's YOUR song. Here's a fun hint that might help you find JOY in YOUR music for the World! --
USE ODD NOTES. Be different in *yYyour* way, your uniqueness of ideas!

1. Deliberately throw odd notes into your melody that are not in the scale of your chord. I accidentally left the sharp mark off an F in song Claxton and I recorded last night, FEAR FREE PRAYER ( While practicing, I tried that weird F note I'd typed into the interlude melody line. It was a really cool mistake, maybe even God-guided?

2. Really weird, unexpected (not in the scale!) notes create a dark mood for dark words like fear, sorrow, sin, or pain. Odd notes add excitement to your song--- avoid ho-hum predictable melodies.

Friday, June 4, 2010

DianaDee Fear-fighting song... free download

Free song to download for fighting fears.

Awakened early praying for dear friends who are fighting fears. Not being very 'full of wisdom', I'd been praying hard for God's wisdom on how to share my thoughts with them.

Immediately thought of the scriptures used in this song. Wrote the lyrics in about 15 minutes. At the keyboard, the melody took about 6 minutes at the most. Written music was online three hours later (both lyrics and music files), and the audio was recorded at the studio the same night and put online at

God our Heavenly Father DOES play favorites with His children---- We are EACH ONE His favorite child! When you ask God for wisdom, God SHALL answer. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23. God's PROMISE to you in
Jeremiah 33: 3 (an easy verse pattern to remember!): 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' ”