Writing Better Lyrics

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Author by Pat Pattison
Genre : Music
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781599631660
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 306
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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.


Songwriting Without Boundaries

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Author by Pat Pattison
Genre : Music
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781599632995
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 242
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Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: • tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details • effectively use metaphor and comparative language • add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.


Songwriting Essential Guide To Lyric Form And Structure

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Author by Pat Pattison
Genre : Music
Editor : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781476867533
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 112
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(Berklee Guide). Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more.


Popular Lyric Writing

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Author by Andrea Stolpe
Genre : Music
Editor : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781476867434
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 160
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(Berklee Guide). Write songs that sell! Hit-songwriter/educator Andrea Stolpe shares time-tested tools of commercial songwriting. Her ten-step process will help you to craft lyrics that communicate heart to heart with your audience. She analyzes hit lyrics from artists such as Faith Hill and John Mayer, and reveals why they are successful and how you can make your own songs successful too. Stolpe advises on how to: streamline and accelerate your writing process; use lyric structures and techniques at the heart of countless hit songs; write even when you're not inspired; more!


How To Write One Song

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Author by Jeff Tweedy
Genre : Music
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780593183533
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 178
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There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.


The Lyrics 1956 To The Present Vol Two Volume Set

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Author by Paul McCartney
Genre : Music
Editor : Liveright Publishing
ISBN : 9781324091134
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 1089
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Washington Post Notable Book Excerpted in The New Yorker A work of unparalleled candor and splendorous beauty, The Lyrics celebrates the creative life and the musical genius of Paul McCartney through 154 of his most meaningful songs. From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his “Golden Earth Girl,” Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of “Let It Be,” “Lovely Rita,” “Yesterday,” and “Mull of Kintyre,” as well as McCartney’s literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher. With images from McCartney’s personal archives—handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen—The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.


Pat Pattison S Songwriting Essential Guide To Rhyming

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Author by Pat Pattison
Genre : Music
Editor : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781480394704
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 136
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(Berklee Press). Find better rhymes, and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you, and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! You will learn to: Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story * Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective * Spotlight important ideas using rhyme. The second edition of this classic songwriting text contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T.S. Eliot, and other songwriters and poets.


Songwriting

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Author by Alexander Wright
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Editor : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN : 1532846657
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 24
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Have you always wanted to put your thoughts and feelings into the form of musical lyrics but couldn't quite make the transition? If so, then How to Write Lyrics for Beginners in 24 Hours or Less: A Detailed Guide is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will find everything you need to walk you through the lyrics writing process to ensure you go from novice to maestro in no time flat. Writing successful lyrics is all about feeling strong emotions about a person, event or set of circumstances and expressing those feelings in a unique, well thought out way. The rest is simply understanding the proper placement of lines and verse and knowing how to properly expand upon any initial ideas you may have until they form the type of cohesive thought that is easy to set to music. This guide will walk you through all of the particulars in such a way that you can't help but come up with the basic outlines of a song, if not a rough version of the whole thing. Let your inner lyricist out for a spin, consider picking up this guide today. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... A breakdown of common song and chorus/ verse structures Surefire tips to ensure you make the most of any inspiration Guaranteed methods of improving your word choice for maximum results Specific chapters detailing extra tips for writing love songs, rock songs and rap songs Much, much more!


Beginning Songwriting

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Author by Andrea Stolpe
Genre : Music
Editor : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781495029608
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 160
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(Berklee Guide). Learn to write songs! This book presents the basic concepts of popular songwriting, such as song construction, creativity techniques, melodic and harmonic development, how to write memorable lyrics, and other core topics. Hands-on exercises make it practical, and the accompanying recording illustrates the concepts for those who don't yet read music.


How To Write A Song In 24 Hours For Songwriting Beginners

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Author by Sandra Green
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Editor :
ISBN : 1790284848
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 27
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How To Write A Song in 24 Hours For Songwriting Beginners Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $4.99. Regularly priced at $10.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. You're about to discover how to...start your own journey in the songwriting world on basis of strategies, techniques and tips that are proven beneficial, flexible to implement and practical Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... The ABC of songwriting: Which essentials you must know before getting started Common mistakes in songwriting, why they are deemed as mistakes and how to avoid them Proven aids to acquire ideas for composing attractive lyrics Detailed tips and strategies that aid you towards a successful creation of a beautiful song Much, much more! Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $4.99!