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Successful lyric writing : a step-by-step course and workbook

Author: Sheila Davis
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This workbook will give you a solid foundation of theory and new insights into the subtleties of craftsmanship, whether you're a new or professional songwriter and whether your targeted market is country, gospel, top-40 or theatre.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Davis
ISBN: 0898792835 9780898792836
OCLC Number: 16866993
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 291 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: I. How to build a sound structure : The essential lyric framework ; The major song forms ; Managing viewpoint, voice, time frame, and setting --
II. How to make your words work : Applying the top-ten principles to avoid the pitfalls ; Figuring out figurative language ; You got rhythm ; A rundown of rhyme --
III. How to put it together : Writing with the whole brain ; Finding your voice ; The moral dimension --
IV. How to keep the ideas coming : Ten lyric writing assignments --
V. How to move onward and upward : Starting a songwriting workshop ; A guided critique session ; Joining the pros.
Responsibility: Sheila Davis.

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Covers structure, viewpoint, voice, rhythm, rhyme, and setting, identifies common song writing problems, and provides writing assignments.  Read more...

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