1Compose your piece backwards (i.e. from outro to intro)
2Incorporate walking sounds into your piece—footsteps, stomping, etc.
3Include a modulation in either key or tempo.
1Pulling from any three songs on the all-time Billboard Year-End Chart, borrow a lyric from one…
2A melody from another…
3And the vibe from a third, to bring a new original song to life.
1Without being ironic, write in a genre you’ve never written in
2Address something new in your life
3Include a breakdown of some kind
1Start your song with a chorus.
2Take lyrical inspiration from the Jurassic Period.
3Include some kind of primitive percussion.