Managing Lyric Structure

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1991 - Music - 102 pages
3 Reviews
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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This is a workbook to expand your writing possibilities into all the various songwriting forms and to teach meter within the context of songwriting. There is a lot on stressed/unstressed syllables and ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. His books include "Writing Better Lyrics", "The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure", and "The Essential Guide to Rhyming". In addition, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses for Berklee's online school, and has written articles for a variety of industry publications. His internationally successful students include multiple Grammy winners John Mayer and Gillian Welch. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.