This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you, and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! You will learn to: * Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story * Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective * Spotlight important ideas using rhyme. The second edition of this classic songwriting text contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T.S. Eliot, and other songwriters and poets.
Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. Pat has written over fifty articles for various magazines and blogs and has chapters in both The Poetics of American Song Lyrics(University Press of Mississippi) and the Handbook on Creative Writing (Edinburgh University Press).?He continues to present songwriting clinics across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Several of his students have won GRAMMY(R) Awards, including John Mayer, Gillian Welch, and Tom Hambridge.