I guess the latest movie has Disneyfiles ga-ga over a classic remake of, Beauty and the Beast.
My wife saw it. There’s a few Disney flicks I like, but overall I’m not even close to a disneyfile.
I’ve got a buddy who worked as an animator at Disney. Shoot man, he’s like ready to ask Minnie to the alter at any given moment.
I’m more of a Bugs Bunny man myself. Slick talkin’ wise-acre of a rabbit. He’s cool.
I will say, Disney does put a lot of work behind their movies and animations.
Lots of glittery twinkles, costumes and makeup, fantastic imagination.
That however, is not what song lyrics need.
Oh they need imagination, imagery and all that, but what makes a song really sing is, beauty in the least.
Saying more with less when it comes to lyrics. In the old days they called that Harlonizing. So dubbed after Harlon Howard, a hit writer back in the day who was known for chopping his lyrics until every word counted.
A writer ran a song by me the other day with upwards of fourteen verses.
Me thinks a little tweaking is needed there.
There are some really cool ways to slim down a lyric. I give six of them in the maiden issue of TuneBooster.
But, not everyone is into tweaking their songs for a listener’s attention.
‘tiz okay. More listener’s ear space for the rest of us.
In the event you aren’t savvy on putting your lyrics on a diet, email me off the contact page to see how to get the issue on lyric stressing. It focuses on the emPHAsis on the syLLAble thing, but the same technique can work for putting a razor to your lyric..
Meanwhile, there’s always April issue on examining how you phrase and put melody to your lyric. Sign up or log in to get it at https://www.tunesmithtips.com/newsletter/