Formerly titled Rhyming Techniques and Strategies
Berklee Press, distributed by Hal Leonard January, 1992
This is great stuff, the sort of kindle that lights the fires of your imagination. To make sure your imagination is stirred, every lesson includes a series of exercises. These exercises are not merely bemusing doodles; Pattison takes you well beyond the 'beginner' levels. ...your lyrics will improve.
Pattison has created a thoroughly accessible approach to learning and improving the skills that make for great lyrics. These books are chiropractic therapy for writer's cramp, and loaded with the sort of common sense that even the most prolific lyricist will find enlightening. There is no overlapping material here, since both books have their very specific purpose, and both [Rhyming Techniques and Strategies and Managing Lyric Structure] cover their ground magnificently. Buy them both. If you're like me, you just can't get enough of Pattison's straight-from-the-hip wisdom.
- Daniel Rue, Home & Studio Recording Magazine
Rhyming Techniques & Strategies is an interactive workbook which begins by explaining the nature of rhyme, why we use it, and how it works, then lays a foundation with exercises for the development of this crucial element in lyric creation. The author is clear in his explanations and provides insight and verbal illustrations, allowing the reader to explore the resultant possibilities.
- Dan Kimpel, Songwriter's Musepaper