The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting 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 listenersTechniques for avoiding clichés and creating imaginative metaphors and similesWays to use repetition as an assetHow to successfully manipulate meterInstruction for matching lyrics with musicWays to build on ideas and generate effective titlesAdvice for working with a co-writerAnd much moreFeaturing 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.
eBookMall recently interviewed Pat Pattison. Here is an excerpt:
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting with music or lyric writing?
"Don’t be afraid to write crap – it’s the best fertilizer. The more you have, the more likely something wonderful will spring up. Pay attention as you write. Listen. Imitate at first, then, go from there."
Read the rest on Pat's author page!