Better Lyrics

Writing Better Lyrics


How does one “actually” get better at writing lyrics, in practice?
The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting 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 so…

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How does one “actually” get better at writing lyrics, in practice?(r/WeAreTheMusicMakers)

Some suggestions:

  • Spend some time working on instrumentals
  • Try writing a piece where it’s okay to have 2 lines
  • Give Object Writing a try
  • Check out Writing Better Lyrics
  • Work through The Artist’s Way
  • Continually make shitty writing every day. Occasionally something amazing will happen.


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Pat Pattison

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