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Songwriting Books from Berklee Press

Jul 26, 2000

MELODY IN SONGWRITING by Jack Perricone

Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! Melody writing is a skill that can be learned, and this unique resource will show you how. Through proven tools and techniques, you will learn how to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Examine the secrets of hit songs like "The Long and Winding Road" by Lennon & McCartney, "Killing Me Softly" by Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox, "Because You Loved Me" by Diane Warren, "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer, and more.

SONGWRITING: GUIDE TO LYRIC FORM AND STRUCTURE by Pat Pattison

This book will show you how to take control of your lyrics by honing your creative process, revealing the secrets of how to become a naturally great songwriter by studying examples of famous songs. Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest how to write truly great songs, and now you too can learn to master the tools and techniques of the pros.

SONGWRITING: ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO RHYMING by Pat Pattison

This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use the more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Through the exercises and worksheets provided in this book, beginners through professionals can gain greater control and understanding of their craft.

MUSIC NOTATION by Mark McGrain

Learn the essentials of music notation, from fundamental pitch and rhythm placement to intricate meter and voicing alignments. Learn the correct way to subdivide rhythms and notate complex articulations and dynamics. This guide will teach you how to create professional manuscripts and is an excellent resource for both handwritten and notation and computer software programs.

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