This updated and revised edition of the book formerly entitled “You Can Write Great Lyrics” is even more user friendly and accessible than the original! It is packed with the insights of a hands-on professional lyricist.
It will answer all your questions on process, style, inspiration, collaboration, making time to write, and a host of other topics. It’s designed to be the only book on lyric writing you’ll ever need!
Packed with literally hundreds of hints, tips, and inside information only a working writer would know, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics demonstrates proven, no-fail methods for everything from communicating through song, defining styles, and collaborating with a partner to studying the market, making a great demo, and getting started on a career.
Full of creative exercises, writing do’s and don’ts, and a handy A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics provides a lifetime of proven success tips in one indispensable volume.
If so, then you’re why these books were written.
Great lyrics don’t “just happen.” The greatest ideas are a result of creativity, yes; but the crafting of songs relies on a clear understanding of the writing process. The message of “The Art Of Writing Great Lyrics” is: “If you’re going to break the rules, know them thoroughly, and break them brilliantly!”
Being a working lyricist at the center of the music industry in Los Angeles is the best job in the world. Every project is a new challenge, and my favorite style of songwriting is whatever I happen to be working on – I jump in with both feet and write it till it’s right.
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“Center of My Heart” – the theme to “Blizzard” – nominated for a “best song in a motion picture” Canadian Genie Award (Canada’s version of the Academy Awards) was co-written with the film’s director LeVar Burton and Canadian writer/producer Dave Martin