Writing Better Lyrics

Writing Better Lyrics

Writing Better Lyrics

The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics. Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques.Songwriters will discover: • How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song's emotional impact on listeners • Techniques for avoiding clichés and creating imaginative metaphors and similes • Ways to use repetition as an asset • How to successfully manipulate meter • Instruction for matching lyrics with music • Ways to build on ideas and generate effective titles • Advice for working with a co-writer • And much more Featuring updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-12-11
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781599631660


Songwriting Without Boundaries

Songwriting Without Boundaries

Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: • tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details • effectively use metaphor and comparative language • add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-12-13
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781599632995


Popular Lyric Writing

Popular Lyric Writing

(Berklee Guide). Write songs that sell! Hit-songwriter/educator Andrea Stolpe shares time-tested tools of commercial songwriting. Her ten-step process will help you to craft lyrics that communicate heart to heart with your audience. She analyzes hit lyrics from artists such as Faith Hill and John Mayer, and reveals why they are successful and how you can make your own songs successful too. Stolpe advises on how to: streamline and accelerate your writing process; use lyric structures and techniques at the heart of countless hit songs; write even when you're not inspired; more!

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Genre : Music
Author : Andrea Stolpe
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2007-08-01
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781476867434


Songwriting Essential Guide To Lyric Form And Structure

Songwriting Essential Guide To Lyric Form And Structure

(Berklee Guide). Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1991-12-01
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781476867533


Managing Lyric Structure

Managing Lyric Structure

This book will help songwriters handle lyric structures more effectively. If you have written lyrics before, this book will help you gain even greater control and understanding of your craft. If you have not written lyrics before, this book will get you off in a healthy direction. You will find information in this book about lyric structure, and exercises to help you make it part of your own writing. This book will show you ways to say things better. It will help you manage timing and placement. That is the point of structure. By the time you finish, not only will you be a better writer, but you will know more about lyric structure than you ever thought possible

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Genre : Music
Author :
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 102 Pages
ISBN : 0793511801


The Craft Of Lyric Writing

The Craft Of Lyric Writing

Shows examples of successful songs, describes the three basic songwriting forms, and discusses theme, repetition, wordplay, rhyme, rhythm, and common songwriting mistakes

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Genre : Music
Author : Sheila Davis
Publisher : Writers Digest Books
Release : 1984-10-15
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 0898791499


6 Steps To Songwriting Success

6 Steps To Songwriting Success

Of songs artists write for themselves and those that are typically recorded by artists who do not write their own material.

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Genre : Music
Author : Jason Blume
Publisher : Billboard Books
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 282 Pages
ISBN : 9780823084777


Tunesmith

Tunesmith

Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from beginning to end--from coping with writer's block, to song construction, chords, and even self-promotion. Webb also gives readers a glimpse into the professional music world.

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Genre : Music
Author : Jimmy Webb
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2013-04-23
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781401305680


Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting

Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting

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ISBN : 1599633655


Melody In Songwriting

Melody In Songwriting

Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start writing hits!

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Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Jack Perricone
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 063400638X