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Writing Better Lyrics
by Pat Pattison




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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.

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Overview

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.


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  • ISBN: 9781599631660
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
  • Date: Dec 2009
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Penguin Group US
 

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