Writing better lyrics

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Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c1995.
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195 pages ; 24 cm.
Edgehill - Adult Non-Fiction
782.42164 P32w
Pattison presents a unique, in-depth approach to the process of lyric writing. Songwriters will examine 17 extraordinary songs and learn the distinct elements that make them so effective. Pattison then presents more than 30 lyric-writing exercises designed to achieve the same results. From generating lyric ideas and managing repetition to developing verses, it's all here. Songwriters will: find warm-up exercises that revolutionize songwriting imagery; use a rhyming dictionary and a thesaurus to generate ideas and find snappy rhyme; create meaningful metaphors and similes while avoiding cliches; develop verses by using or breaking conventional rules; experiment with point of view in every lyric to make a song stand out
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Includes index.
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Pattison, P. (1995). Writing better lyrics. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books.

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Pattison, Pat. 1995. Writing Better Lyrics. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books.

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Pattison, Pat, Writing Better Lyrics. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1995.

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