Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice

Songwriting Without Boundaries Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice 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

  • Title: Songwriting Without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice
  • Author: Pat Pattison
  • ISBN: 9781599632971
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 than150 sense bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid detailseffectivelInfuse 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 than150 sense bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid detailseffectively use metaphor and comparative languageadd rhythm to your writing and manage phrasingSongwriters, 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.

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    1. 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.

    2. 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 [...]

    3. This is a good book for anyone who wants to access creativity. I liked this and I can definitely tell while reading this book why the author is a professor at Berklee College of Music.

    4. Very nicely structured, step-by-step, prompt-based workshop for developing first your sense-based writing (that is, descriptive writing, or imagery), then your sense of metaphor, and then bringing it together. Each section is intended to be completed over 14 consecutive days, with 3 prompts per day: one 5 minutes, one 10 minutes, and one 30 seconds, with the goal of evading your inner editor and getting your juices to flow freely. Student examples for each prompt give new dimensions to the creat [...]

    5. Push through and finish the book. Seriously. I know it’s tough and feels pointless, but my writing feels more free. I often spend time doing some of these exercises about the topic at hand in a session, in addition to freewriting in the morning. This book helps you get over the fear of being perfect and start exploring the free, creative part of your mind.

    6. I give 5 star because the book has opened my perspective. The author encourage my writing to be in sense-bound view which is really make sense.

    7. Great writing exercises.This would be a great reference for any type of writer--poets, novelists, songwriters, etc.

    8. 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 [...]

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