The Art of Writing Great Lyrics

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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. Includes a handy A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs.

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Pamela Phillips Oland is a Grammy-nominated writer and one of the industry's most versatile, prolific and successful lyricists. With more than 25 years as a successful songwriter, Pamela has become the go-to lyricist composers, directors, artists and music supervisors look to for the precise kind of lyric they need. Pamela has written with and for some of the best talent in the world including Aretha Franklin, Berlin, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, the Whispers, Selena, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Hayes, Tower of Power, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Dan Seals, Anne Murray, Lou Rawls, Richard Carpenter, The Jacksons, Paul Overstreet, the Spinners, and on and on. The author of two must-have books on Songwriting, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics and The Art of Writing Love Songs, Pamela has been invited to conduct seminars on writing lyrics around the U.S.A., and from the Gold Coast of Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark.

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A prolific songwriter whose lyrics have been recorded by such notables as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Frank Sinatra, Oland speaks from 20 years of experience when she stresses the importance of song titles, dissects catchy lyrics, and warns of rejection by publishers. Her latest guide for emerging songwriters examines the profession from all angles, focusing in-depth on the craft of song. Oland prefers to think of her book as a "recipe for success" and, in fact, she provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in the industry. The author shares a wealth of knowledge about many of the more ambiguous aspects of the field, particularly on how to discriminate lyrics from poetry and how to become an adept miner of everyday conversation. Oland's perspective will intrigue not only followers of the songwriting field but anyone captivated by the art of the written word. This book nicely complements Paul McCartney's recent book of lyrics and poetry, Blackbird Singing (Norton, 2001). Suitable for all public and academic libraries. Caroline Dadas, Univ. of Ilinois, Urbana-Champaign
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