Writing Better Lyrics

Book Title : Writing Better Lyrics
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Writer's Digest Books
Release Date : 2001-07-15
Pages : 192
ISBN : 1582970645
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Writing Better Lyrics Summary : Offers warm-up exercises and advice on using a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus, using metaphors and similes while avoiding clichâes, and experimentating by following or breaking conventional rules.

Book Title : Songwriting Without Boundaries
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : F+W Media, Inc.
Release Date : 2011-12-13
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781599632995
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Songwriting Without Boundaries Summary : 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.

Book Title : Popular Lyric Writing
Author : Andrea Stolpe
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 2007-08-01
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781476867434
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Popular Lyric Writing Summary : (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!

đź“’Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb

Book Title : Tunesmith
Author : Jimmy Webb
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release Date : 2013-04-23
Pages : 448
ISBN : 9781401305680
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Tunesmith Summary : 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.

Book Title : Songwriting Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 1991-12-01
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9781476867533
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Songwriting Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure Summary : (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.

Book Title : The Craft of Lyric Writing
Author : Sheila Davis
Publisher : Writers Digest Books
Release Date : 1984-10-15
Pages : 350
ISBN : 0898791499
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Craft of Lyric Writing Summary : Shows examples of successful songs, describes the three basic songwriting forms, and discusses theme, repetition, wordplay, rhyme, rhythm, and common songwriting mistakes

Book Title : Songwriting
Author :
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 1991
Pages : 68
ISBN : 079351181X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Songwriting Summary : "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.

đź“’Lyrics by Rikky Rooksby

Book Title : Lyrics
Author : Rikky Rooksby
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 175
ISBN : 0879308850
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lyrics Summary : RĂĄd og vejledning til at skrive sangtekster til rock og popmusik

Book Title : Beginning Songwriting
Author : Andrea Stolpe
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 2015-05-30
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781495029608
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Beginning Songwriting Summary : (Berklee Guide). Learn to write songs! This book presents the basic concepts of popular songwriting, such as song construction, creativity techniques, melodic and harmonic development, how to write memorable lyrics, and other core topics. Hands-on exercises make it practical, and the accompanying recording illustrates the concepts for those who don't yet read music.

đź“’Song Maps by Simon Hawkins

Book Title : Song Maps
Author : Simon Hawkins
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2016-06-26
Pages : 196
ISBN : 1533592616
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Song Maps Summary : Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter, you're an experienced songwriter or just looking for a new perspective on the beautiful craft of songwriting, Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics offers fresh insights to help you write your very best lyrics. Does any of the following sound familiar? - You worry that the lyrics you write just don't deliver their full potential but can't figure out why, even though technically they tick all the right boxes. - You have great ideas but your finished lyrics somehow fall short of the emotional impact you wanted and, as a result, your songs get passed over. - You have a busy schedule with limited time to write and have wasted too many hours chasing un-writable lyric ideas. - You wonder how some professional songwriters always seem to get a particular dynamic in their lyrics, consistently writing songs better than 90% of what you hear on the radio. - You are perhaps nervous about going into a pro co-writing session because you fear your ideas aren't worth bringing into the writing room. - You know you have so many great titles waiting to be written but haven't found a way of systematically developing them into well-crafted lyrics. - After writing an amazing hooky Chorus and a great supporting first Verse, you hit the dreaded wall that is "second verse curse". In Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics, I deliver simple, logical, well-defined solutions to these issues and more: I give you seven well-developed professional templates for you to bring your lyrics to life. I also provide you with a tried and tested process for writing lyrics using Song Maps. And I'll reveal the songwriter's secret weapon. Much of this book contains new material. This is because, while I enjoyed building a firm foundation of knowledge about the craft from the songwriting programs at Berklee Music School and other sources, I discovered Song Maps afterwards, from my experience as a professional songwriter, writing either on my own or in the writing rooms of Nashville. Having been signed as a staff songwriter at Universal Music Publishing in Nashville, being nominated and winning awards for my songs including Grammys, Doves and hymn-writing awards, and after spending many years studying thousands of techniques and developing them in my own songwriting and in the writing room, I've had the privilege of teaching the material in this book to hundreds of songwriters and seeing a step change in their writing. I have been blessed to watch them find their authentic voice in writing ideas to their full potential, helping them achieve their dream to move from writing flat 2D lyrics to fabulous High Definition full-color 3D lyrics. As you assimilate Song Maps into your writing workflow, your songwriting will shift away from tentative, self-conscious, inhibited writing to strong, bold, intentional and vulnerable writing that does full justice to your original ideas, ultimately allowing you to make the impact you deserve as a songwriter. If you implement the simple, easy-to-understand concepts in this book, I promise you your songs will be better crafted than 90% of the songs you hear on the radio. It will also transform your effectiveness as a co-writer. Importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written a brilliant lyric and you have served your co-writers well. Let this book help you transform your lyric writing by using Song Maps in your songwriting workflow and take your song ideas to their ultimate potential by writing your best, truly golden, spectacular songs.