Lyricists interpret the style of a music piece and write words to accompany the melody. They work together with the music composer.
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- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Musical theory
The body of interrelated concepts that constitutes the theoretical background of music.
- Musical genres
Different musical styles and genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, rock, or indie.
- Musical notation
The systems used to visually represent music through the use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.
- Music literature
Literature about music theory, specific music styles, periods, composers or musicians, or specific pieces. This includes a variety of materials such as magazines, journals, books and academic literature.
- Study music
Study original pieces of music to get well acquainted with music theory and history.
- Create a rhyme scheme structure
Create and develop a rhyme scheme for a song in order to write lyrics according to that scheme.
- Write songs
Write the lyrics or melody for songs.
- Write to a deadline
Schedule and respect tight deadlines, especially for theatre, screen and radio projects.
- Match lyrics to mood of melody
Match the lyrics to the melody and the emotions that are conveyed.