Writing Better Lyrics: The Essential Guide to Powerful Songwriting
ISBN: 1582975779
EAN13: 9781582975771
Language: English
Pages: 298
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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 clich s 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.