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09-22-2012 05:47 PM
Sorry this reply took so long. I used to have two more books by Pat Pattison, Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure and Essential Guide to Rhyming but I lost them when I moved. I really liked the book on lyric form and structure. I should buy that again.
I loved Pat Pattison's books. I see you're reading one. Other than that, I found transcribing worked for me. Back before all the access on the internet to lyrics, I'd be picking up the needle and writing out lyrics. But the same thing, different angle, could be achieved be copy/pasting lyrics off of one of the many lyric site, then charting out the song. Listen to it a hundred time while taking notes on how many bars the verse lasts, what chords the prechorus goes too... ...and what the rhyme scheme is. How tight the rhymes are. How dense or expansive are the lyrics. How rhythmic, how flowing, how in your face, how nebulous. All this analysis is far more powerful than any book. Or rather, those books become a lot more powerful after you've done some of this type of self study.
09-22-2012 05:49 PM
I've heard of that but I've never managed to actual buy it. I'll have to when I get a chance.
written by her that is VERY good and revealing about herself. Quite on par with the well known other examples she sites.)
09-22-2012 10:00 PM
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