Songwriting without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

Songwriting without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice


By (author) Pat Pattison

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  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 24mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1599632977
  • ISBN 13: 9781599632971
  • Sales rank: 35,803

Product description

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.

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Author information

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. His books include Writing Better Lyrics. In addition, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses for Berklee's online school, and has written articles for a variety of industry publications. His internationally successful students include multiple Grammy winners John Mayer and Gillian Welch. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.