Pat Pattison's Songwriting

Essential Guide to Rhyming - A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming for Poets and Lyricists

Pat Pattison's Songwriting

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.

Managing Lyric Structure

Managing Lyric Structure

This book will help songwriters handle lyric structures more effectively. If you have written lyrics before, this book will help you gain even greater control and understanding of your craft. If you have not written lyrics before, this book will get you off in a healthy direction. You will find information in this book about lyric structure, and exercises to help you make it part of your own writing. This book will show you ways to say things better. It will help you manage timing and placement. That is the point of structure. By the time you finish, not only will you be a better writer, but you will know more about lyric structure than you ever thought possible

Songwriting Without Boundaries

Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

Songwriting Without Boundaries

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.

2015 Songwriter's Market

Where & How to Market Your Songs

2015 Songwriter's Market

The most trusted guide to songwriting success! There is a home out there for every song you've written, but in order to place those songs and advance your music career you must arm yourself with steadfast determination, unending passion, and the most accurate music business knowledge available. For more than 38 years, Songwriter's Market has provided songwriters and performing artists with the most complete and up-to-date information needed to place songs with music publishers, find record companies and producers, obtain representation with managers, and more. This comprehensive guide gives you the tools and first-hand knowledge you need to launch your songwriting career right now! In the 2015 edition, you'll also gain access to: • A new foreword by hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume • New interviews with music publishers, Grammy Award-winning producers, and major music industry leaders • Articles about how to create and mix a professional demo at home, how to get the most out of music conferences, and much more • Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities • Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, venues, and grant sources (helpful for indie artists looking to record and tour on their own) *Includes access to the webinar "Song Seeds: How to Jump-start Your Songwriting Process" from author and Berklee College of Music professor Mark Simos.

2013 Songwriter's Market

2013 Songwriter's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Songwriting Success It's an exciting time to be a songwriter, especially if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a perfoming or nonperforming songwriter, chances are that your primary goals are perfecting your craft and maximizing your work's visibility. For 36 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with the music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more. This comprehensive guide provides you with all the tools you need to launch, manage, and advance your songwriting career.In the 2013 edition, you'll also gain access to: • Newly updated information about submitting your songs over the internet, and registering your copyright online • Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities • Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career - including how to navigate the constantly evolving world of social media and discover alternative routes to songwriting success • Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, and venues (a helpful tool for indie artists booking their own tours) The outlook has never been brighter for launching your career, building your fan base, and distributing your songs - on your own terms. Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2013 Songwriter's Market. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

2014 Songwriter's Market

2014 Songwriter's Market

2014 Songwriter's Market is packed with information about the inside workings of the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You will find support and encouragement through a whole world of support organizations, online resources, and songwriting-related books and magazines.

Songwriter's Market 2016

Where & How to Market Your Songs

Songwriter's Market 2016

THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS For nearly 40 years, Songwriter's Market has provided songwriters and performing artists with the most up-to-date information needed to place songs with music publishers, find record companies and producers, obtain representation with managers, and much more. Featuring a holistic focus on all aspects of songwriting--from idea generation to marketing--this completely updated edition has more resources than ever before, giving you the tools and first-hand knowledge you need to launch your songwriting career. You'll also gain access to: • Articles on improving and honing your songwriting craft: from finding your voice to using rhyme and alliteration to create a better song • Technical pieces on project management, the best tools for songwriting on the go, and using social media to your advantage • New interviews with industry executives and insiders • Hundreds of songwriting-placement opportunities • Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, venues, and grant sources (helpful for indie artists looking to record and tour on their own) + Includes an exclusive FREE download of the webinar "Pat Pattison Masterclass: Rhythm and Point of View" by best-selling songwriter and author Pat Pattison "This book is for the self-starters, the hard workers, and the driven songwriters. Writing songs is only the first part of the journey. Once you've crafted the perfect song, you need to get it into the right hands. Songwriter's Market provides you with the tools you need to do just that." --Ben Camp, assistant professor of songwriting at Berklee, songwriter for Sony/ATV, and songwriter for artists on Columbia, Sony, and Universal "For many years, my role in the music industry has been as a director, and now an owner, of a global songwriter membership organization. Through my experience, I know that songwriters consistently refer to the Songwriter's Market as a go-to resource for credible services, information, and connections." --Sheree Spoltore, founder and president of Global Songwriters Connection and former assistant executive director of Nashville Songwriters Association International

Writing Better Lyrics

Writing Better Lyrics

The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics. Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques. Songwriters will discover: How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song's emotional impact on listeners Techniques for avoiding clichés and creating imaginative metaphors and similes Ways to use repetition as an asset How to successfully manipulate meter Instruction for matching lyrics with music Ways to build on ideas and generate effective titles Advice for working with a co-writer And much more Featuring updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.

The Craft and Business of Songwriting

The Craft and Business of Songwriting

Discusses the art of songwriting, the music business, writer's block, song structure and dynamics, and writing for particular audiences.

Songwriting

Essential Guide to Rhyming : a Step-by-step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Songwriting

"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! 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."--P. 4 de la couv.