Watch the Write Lyrics and Melody online guitar lesson by Ravi from 1-2-3 Songwriting
In the same manner that we have done before, use your story ideas to write your lyrics and at the same time, sing those lines over your chord progressions and riff in order to get some melodic ideas. Think about your action words and how you might emphasize them melodically. Experiment with the rhythm and pitch of your lines to emphasize different words and decide what best communicates your message. Don't be afraid to play around with your chord changes in order to accommodate certain melodic choices. It's all about massaging everything together. Go back to your first sketches of your story because some of your notes will help you find lines that get to the core of your message. Try to obey language rules as well. Good grammer is always necessary, unless you intentionally depart from it for artistic reasons. Consider altering the scheme of your second verse in comparison to your first. In my song, I speed up the phrasing to build the song and also because of the message that I'm trying to convey in that verse. I want the feel to match. Perhaps your song can benefit from a momentum change as well.