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


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


Pat Pattison S Songwriting Essential Guide To Rhyming

Pat Pattison S Songwriting Essential Guide To Rhyming

(Berklee Press). Find better rhymes, and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you, and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! You will learn to: Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story * Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective * Spotlight important ideas using rhyme. The second edition of this classic songwriting text contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T.S. Eliot, and other songwriters and poets.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2014-04-01
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 9781480394704


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


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


The Art Of Writing Great Lyrics

The Art Of Writing Great Lyrics

Packed with literally hundreds of hints, tips, and inside information only a working writer would know, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics demonstrates proven, no-fail methods for everything from communicating through song, defining styles, and collaborating with a partner to studying the market, making a great demo, and getting started on a career. Full of creative exercises, writing do's and don'ts, and a handy A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics provides a lifetime of proven success tips in one indispensable volume.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pamela Phillips Oland
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-06-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781581159318


Great Songwriting Techniques

Great Songwriting Techniques

A thorough songwriting guide featuring lessons that cover melody, harmony, rhythm, lyric writing, and form, along with emphasis on loop-based and riff-based writing, with hundreds of examples from well-known songwriters and a companion accessible website to listen to audio samples.

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Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Jack Perricone
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 379 Pages
ISBN : 9780199967650


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


Songwriting

Songwriting

"Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics : This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine."--P. 4 de la couv.

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Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author :
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 68 Pages
ISBN : 079351181X