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Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
Generate more and better ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways.

Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title
Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title
Make your writing process more efficient and your lyrics more effective. Learn how to find a powerful and effective song title, and discover how to build lyrics.

Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
Get the most out of your lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.

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Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming (1st Edition)

by Pat Pattison
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Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics

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!

About the Author

Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine.


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Sample Lessons on Berklee Shares

Samples from this title are available on, where you can download free music lessons and share them with your friends.

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