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LyricsItem #: HL.00331410
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Written by Rikky Rooksby.
Writing Better Words for Your Songs. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 176 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331410)
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Lyrics sheds light on all aspects of lyric writing for music and will make songwriters feel more confident and creative when they tackle lyrics. It's perfect for all songwriters: those who don't like their own lyrics and find them difficult to write, experienced writers looking for a creative edge, and those offering lyrics to set to music in a partnership. Topics include channeling personal experiences into lyrics, overcoming writer's block, the right lyrics for a bridge, the separation between lyrics and poetry, exploring imagery and metaphor, avoiding clichés, and more. The book also offers tips on the various styles of lyrics, from protests, spirituals, and confessionals to narratives and comic songs.