As a songwriter we often utilize the tool of alliteration. Alliteration is when a series of words in a row or a sentence all have the same first consonant sound. As kids we used this tool often in fun tongue twisters like “She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore” or “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.” Alliteration is also a great tool for TITLES of your songs, as it makes a title easy to remember.
Celebrities have been using the tool of alliteration for generations to brand their names like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Mickey Mouse, etc. HOWEVER, unless you want your song to be a tongue twister you might want to stay away from using some consonant sounds like the “s” more than three times in one line so that your singer won’t sound as if they are lisping! Not always, but usually if you use more than three “s” sounds in one line, the singer will sound as if they are lisping and hard consonant sounds can make the singer sound as if they are struggling to get the words out. Of course, there are times that you may WANT to use this tool as a tongue twister like in the John Michael Montgomery songs “The Auctioneer – Grundy County” song.
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