MODULE 6
VIDEO 5: SINGABLE PITFALLS

DESCRIPTION:
In this video, Seth explains that writing sing-able lyrics is key. He warns against singable pitfalls such as “acrobatic” melodies, difficult vowels & consonants for singers, & unintentional double meanings. Lyrics are written to be sung, not spoken, so try to make yours as sing-able as possible.

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 — Singability is key
1:04 — Watch out for “acrobatic” melodies
1:31 — Try not to hold out words that end in “ee” vowel sounds 
1:47 — Example of “ee” vowels from Tom Petty
2:12 — Try to avoid words that end in the same consonant when the next word begins in the same consonant
3:03 — Watch out for homonyms unless you want to give the word a double meaning
3:18 — Example of intentionally using homonyms from David Crowder
3:41 — Write songs & lyrics to be sung

SONGS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:
“Free Falling” — Tom Petty
“Wholly Yours” — David Crowder Band

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