Writing song lyrics : a creative and critical approach /

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London : Red Globe Press,, United Kingdom , p.1 online resource (236 pages). (2018)


Lyric writing (Popular music)


Introduction.- Part I Foundations 1. How important are lyrics in popular music? And who makes them important, the author, or the audience?.- 2. What should the popular lyric be discussing?.- 3. Meaning.- 4. Genre.- 5. Getting a reaction.- 6. The extra-verbal elements of music.- 7. Technology and creativity.- Part II Speculations 8. Inspiration/the grind - Getting the ideas.- 9. Character.- 10. To rhyme or not to rhyme.- 11. Chord sequence.- 12. Marriage between words and music.- 13. Structure.- 14. Storytelling.- 15. Looking beyond.