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Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure

Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics

By Pat Pattison

Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics. Berklee Guide. Songwriting. Softcover. 114 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50481582).

Item Number: HL.50481582

ISBN 9780793511808. 8.5x11 inches.

Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. His 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.

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  • 5

    Nikki H.
    West Palm Beach, FL
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  • January 28, 2006 Excellent tool

    This book to great for the songwriter who needs that extra push from ok songs to great songs. Whether you are starting from scratch or revising songs already written, this book will help you see your songs with an objective eye. Not only will you write better but you'll...

    listen better. You'll learn to listen to hit songs and figure out why they are hits. Great tool for any songwriter.

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