Menu

WORDS & MUSIC
AT HOME




Because music is a powerful, unifying tool—and because many of us are seeking inspiration and togetherness—we’ve created Words & Music at Home, an online extension of the Museum’s flagship music education program, Words & Music. By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to write your own original song lyric, and get tips on putting those ideas to music.

Let’s get started!

Here is a step-by-step guide to lead you through the lyric-writing process. 

Music Education Resources

The Words & Music Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Own Song Lyrics, which supports this Guide, is an optional music education resource for those who have access to a printer.
The Words & Music Workbook, which supports this Guide, is an optional music education resource for those who have access to a printer.
GarageBand is a useful, approachable option if you want to add music to your lyrics and have access to an Apple device.
To learn how to use GarageBand:
Download our GarageBand Quick Reference and Glossary
Access our GarageBand tutorial

 

If you are writing a song with children, listen to “Let’s Write a Song.” It teaches the parts of a song through music. 

2021 Songwriter Conversations:

Words & Music at Home will be available to watch on our website, Facebook, and YouTube.

Check back here August 2 for more details

2020 Songwriter Conversations:

These artists joined us for Words & Music at Home in 2020 to share personal insights on their creative processes and perform original songs on the Museum's Instagram (@OfficialCMHOF).

Watch the 2020 programs:


Blanco Brown

Watch the Program


Walker Hayes

Watch the Program


Carly Pearce

Watch the Program


Matthew Ramsey (of Old Dominion)

Watch the Program


Tenille Townes

Watch the Program


Molly Tuttle

Watch the Program


Brett Young

Watch the Program

We use cookies in the following ways: (1) for system administration, (2) to assess the performance of the website, (3) to personalize your experience, content and ads, (4) to provide social media features, and (5) to analyze our traffic. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.  Please consult instructions for your web browser to disable or block cookies, or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device.

That's Fine