Writing Better Lyrics

Writing Better Lyrics


By (author) Pat Pattison

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  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 22mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1582975779
  • ISBN 13: 9781582975771
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: music
  • Sales rank: 11,633

Product description

With additional song evaluations and exercises to help songwriters hone their lyric-writing skills, "Writing Better Lyrics, 2nd Edition" is more comprehensive than ever before. The book features new and expanded chapters covering such topics as: when the use of repetition can be an asset; how to successfully manipulate meter; how to work with a co-writer; how to build on ideas and generate effective titles; and, much, much more.

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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 Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming are considered definitive in their genre. His former students include Grammy winners John Mayer, Gillian Welch, and Rob Hotchkiss (Train).