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Writing better lyrics : the essential guide to powerful songwriting

Author: Pat Pattison
Publisher: Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the songwriting process and offers advice on how to improve composition skills, and the proper use of meter, verse development, and form.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Pattison
ISBN: 9781582975771 1582975779
OCLC Number: 320622261
Description: vi, 298 pages : music ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Gillian Welch --
Introduction --
1. Object writing : the art of the diver --
2. Rusty's collar : a lesson in showing and telling --
3. Making metaphors --
4. Learning to say no : building worksheets --
5. Clichés : the sleeping puppy (a case study) --
6. Productive repetition --
7. Verse development and power positions --
8. Travelogues : verse continuity --
9. Stripping your repetition for repainting --
10. Perspectives --
11. Point of view : second person and the hangman --
12. Point of view : second person as narrative --
13. Dialogue and point of view --
14. Meter : something in common --
15. Spotlighting with common meter --
16. Meter : two by two --
17. Managing couplets --
18. Prosody : structure as film score --
19. Understanding motion --
20. Form follows function : building the perfect beast --
21. The great balancing act : courting danger on the high wire --
22. Song forms : (im) potent packages --
23. Song forms : (im) potent packages II --
24. Process --
Appendix. Co-writing : the "no"-free zone --
Permissions --
Index.
Responsibility: Pat Pattison ; foreword by Gillian Welch.

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With song evaluations and exercises to help songwriters hone their lyric-writing skills, this book features chapters covering such topics as: when the use of repetition can be an asset; how to  Read more...

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