Song Lyrics – Writing out Song Words

When learning the lyrics of a song, it is important that you word process the lyrics according to its structure. This will assist in the learning process and also in locking in the lyric and structure of the song so that you can eventually perform the song confidently by memory.

The components of a lyric sheet can include the following:
1. Song Title
2. Key
3. If the backing track ends with a fade, note it
4. Recording artist/songwriters
5. Song Structure sections - Intro (how many bars); Verse; Pre-Chorus; Chorus; Bridge; Instrumental Interludes (how many bars); Tag
6. Highlighted lyrics to indicate where the backing vocals are

Displayed below is a sample of a word processed lyric sheet of a song.

 

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