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Writing better lyrics : the essential guide to powerful songwriting / Pat Pattison ; foreword by Gillian Welch.

Pattison, Pat (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Valencia Main Library MT67.P38 2009 37684001071662 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781582975771 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1582975779 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vi, 298 p. : music ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: Faculty reserve.
Material for SW-221 (Cattaneo, Swiniarski, Kachulis, Simos, Keys), SW-222 (Pattison, Cattaneo) and SW-321 (Pattison).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Object writing : the art of the diver -- Rusty's collar : a lesson in showing and telling -- Making metaphors -- Learning to say no : building worksheets -- Clich├ęs : the sleeping puppy (a case study) -- Productive repetition -- verse development and power positions -- Travelogues : verse continuity -- Stripping your repetition for repainting -- Perspectives -- Point of view : second person and the hangman -- Point of view : second person as narrative -- Dialogue and point of view -- Meter : something in common -- Spotlighting with common meter -- Meter : two by two -- Managing couplets -- Prodosy : structure as film score -- Understanding motion -- Form follows function : building the perfect beast -- The great balancing act : courting danger on the high wire -- Song forms : (im)potent packages -- Song forms : (im)potent packages II -- Process -- Appendix. Co-writing : the "no" free zone.
Subject: Lyric writing (Popular music)
Popular music > Writing and publishing

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