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Description - Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison

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 cliches 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582975771
ISBN-10: 1582975779
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. His books Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming are considered definitive in their genre. His former students include Grammy winners John Mayer, Gillian Welch, and Rob Hotchkiss (Train).

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