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Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice
     

Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

by Pat Pattison
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599632971
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
121,623
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. His books include Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming. 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.

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