Writing Better Lyrics

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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.