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Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

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Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. This title helps songwriters commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Writer's Digest Books (first published December 13th 2011)
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Rod
Wow, what a mental work-out! This has to be one of THE most useful books for the lyric writer and poet that I have ever read, period. After drilling you on making a more interesting choice of words (through sensory writing and the use of metaphor), Pat Pattison then brings out the big guns as he talks about how to put those words together in ways the create the most powerful rhythms. Some of these are so simple but you never knew how important they are until you see them described! I will admit ...more
Juliana Rew
I got this book as a gift, since I occasionally take a stab at writing songs. I thought the approach was interesting: you engage in little writing drills that let you bring out your subconscious creativity. The author used the material produced by many contributors eager to share what they'd come up with in 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or even as little as 90 seconds. Some of the contributors were talented songwriters, like Gillian Welch. I'm not sure this will help me write better songs, but I did ha ...more
Angela
Gives strategies for creating not just rhythmically pleasing songs, but also songs with substance and effective connection to the audience.
Good examples and lots of exercises that can be used by English departments, writer's groups and serious songwriters to produce better work.
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