Writing Better Lyrics

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Writing Better Lyrics
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  • 1599631539
  • 9781582975771
  • 9781599631530
  • 9781599631660
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.

  • F+W Media; December 2009
  • ISBN 9781599631530
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  • Title: Writing Better Lyrics
  • Author: Pat Pattison
  • Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1599631539
  • 9781582975771
  • 9781599631530
  • 9781599631660