We recognize that character education is thriving around the world. Hopefully you are fortunate enough to have character programs in your area. To help you and other kids develop good character, we are organizing the development of songs.
We believe that music is a great way to spread the word about character. We are asking you to try and put good character to music. Help us create some lyrics for songs. Give some thought to what good character is in your words and send it to us, as it is, or in the form of lyrics. We will work with your ideas and get some songwriters to help create some songs.
We will profile songs that we feel demonstrate good character. We will also help distribute the music of artists distribute who have character related songs.
How To Get Started
Check out our “Character Building” section to get some ideas for areas to explore.
One way to get started is to take a favorite song of yours, keep the tune and work on changing the words. You may want to use our doodle away section to help you sketch some ideas down.
A good way to approach songwriting is to develop four lines of lyric on a topic, (every second line should rhyme and of course it all has to have some sense to it). The topic should relate to business in way that it talks to your future, your career, what you want to do with your life.
Writing a whole song may seem like an overwhelming task. As kids submit lyrics and we have 12-16 lines of lyric (Maybe more, maybe less) we can compile them in order, assign one of the most specific verses as a chorus, which would be repeated 2-3 times in the song. Often the repeated concept or “Hook line” is the one used for the title. This is a basic song writing structure that we are planning to use with our professional songwriter.