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Songwriting Challenge Prompt Bank
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Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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Idea inspired by Neil Sleevi:

Choose a popular Christain song.
Take notes, written or mental, on the following:
Analyze it's structure:
-the order and number of verses, chorus, bridge, tags etc.
-number of lines in each
-rhyme pattern in each
-meter and foot of each (rhythmic pattern)
Consider how the artist developed each of these from the main theme. And how each section is developed from its sub theme.
-note any poetic devices employed.
-note the hook and where it is placed, how it is used.
-what works for you about the song? What grabs your attention.
-why do you think this song is so popular? Does it touch on common human experience? Does it tell a good story in an interesting way? Etc.

Now set the song aside and using your notes endeavor to write a completely new and unique song on a completely different topic applying as many of the principles you gathered from your favorite song.

Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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#3
Idea from Christine Noll

Songwriting prompt:
People

Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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#4
Idea from a weekly challenge posted by James Coffee years ago:

Write a song based on a painting.

Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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#5
Modernize a Psalm from the Bible.

Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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#6
Maybe write a song about the weather and season.
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If life is the Race we Run, Run till the Race is Run, I'm going to Run this Race to hear You say Well Done
Lolly
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#7
How about taking an old Hymn and making it new?
Think about Tomlin's Amazing Grace, My chains are gone.

I think there are many possibilities there
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#8
Great Ideas!  Thanks!

And Shannon Bannister weighed in with an idea to write on persecution in the church.

Called to, "Teach the word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
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#9
Hmmm.... How about this:

Write about faith as seem though the lens or metaphor of a vehicle. Maybe Grandpa's faith was like his truck (or a truck: Sturdy, worn but always there to... Maybe her faith was like her taxi, always there to pick up a stranger. Maybe she had a BMW kind of faith that faltered on a rough patch of road or heavy snow. Maybe he took his faith and life off-road. Maybe it wasn't what she wanted, but just what she needed... Maybe it looked like a piece of junk but it ran for 40 years by the grace God, just like...
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#10
Nice, thank you!

Looks like we have a solid collection building here.
I have one more minor geographical transition across town and then I think I'll be settled and ready to get in here and reboot this subforum.  I am ready to break out of compostitional dormancy.  I miss writing.  
If you have not already deposited an idea in the bank make your deposit today.  It may be the spark for tomorow's greatest hit.
Be back soon, Lord willing
Sarah

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