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The craft of lyric writing

Author: Sheila Davis
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proceeds step-by-step through the lyric writing process and explains the techniques needed to create successful, marketable lyrics in any genre.
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Genre/Form: Textes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Davis
ISBN: 0898791499 9780898791495
OCLC Number: 11288366
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: Understanding some basics before you begin. Striking the common chord --
A lyric is not a poem --
The features of a winning lyric --
--
PART TWO: Mastering the song forms. Putting songwriting terms into perspective --
The AAA form --
The verse/chorus form --
The AABA form --
A bit of the blues --
--
PART THREE: Perfecting your technique. Picking your treatment and choosing a point of view --
Getting from the personal to the universal --
Focusing on the time, the place, and the plot --
Making it simple, clear, concise, and direct --
Using the power of repetition --
Being specific --
--
PART FOUR: Sharpening your tools. Words and wordplay --
From pun to funny --
Rhyme and other sound effects --
--
PART FIVE: Finding the beat. Feeling the rhythm --
Reinforcing meaning and emotion --
Setting the tune --
Putting it together: styles of collaboration --
--
PART SIX: Taking it to the limit. Avoiding common pitfalls --
First-draft pointers --
Review, revise, fine tune.
Responsibility: Sheila Davis.

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Proceeds step-by-step through the lyric writing process and explains the techniques needed to create successful, marketable lyrics in any genre.

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