Dummy lyrics

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Do you have trouble remembering your melody when the melody comes before the lyrics? To fix that, write a set of dummy lyrics, words that fit the melody but that don’t necessarily make any sense. They don’t even need to rhyme. It will help you remember the correct flow of syllables and accents.

Did you know that Paul McCartney’s original title for the song Yesterday was Scrambled Eggs? — a dummy title to go along with dummy lyrics. Apparently he had the melody, but until he got the right lyrics, he substituted the nonsense phrase scrambled eggs.

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