Managing Lyric Structure
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1991 - Music - 102 pages
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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