Tony Elenburg

Lyric – (Part 3/5: The 5 Elements of a Song)


Through 30+ years of instruction and collaboration, Tony has condensed the art of songwriting into 5 elements that every great song requires: Idea, Melody, Lyrics, Chord Progression, & Continuity. Tony is now teaching aspiring songwriters & musicians how to advance their craft with a lesson plan series dedicated to exploring the individual elements.

In this lesson plan, Tony discusses the power of Lyric & learning to love words; what is “rhythm of lyric”; what is trite lyric, why tense is important.

Topics the Lyric Lesson Plan Covers:

  • Learn to love words! Learn the economy of words!
  • What is the role of our thoughts in lyric?
  • How long should it take to write a song?
  • Learn to “wrestle” with words.
  • How does the discipline of songwriting apply to abstract lyric or trite lyric?
  • Honoring tense… a common mistake.
  • Rhyme Schemes. Is Poetry lyric?

Downloads the Lyric Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Lyric Lesson One – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Lyric Lesson Two – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Lyric Lesson Three – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)
  • Lyric Lesson Four – Video (mp4) AND Audio File (mp3)

These videos are Part 3 in Tony Elenburg’s The 5 Elements of a Song lesson series.