It’s out - the 2nd edition of Pat Pattison’s Essential Guide to Rhyming: A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming for Poets and Lyricists. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this book will help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. The exercises and worksheets included in this book will help you learn to:
- Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story
- Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective
- Spotlight important ideas using rhyme
The second edition of this classic songwriting text has more than 50 new pages and contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T. S. Elliot, and other songwriters and poets. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing.
Read more or purchase your copy of the book here.
To dig deeper into the hows and whys of rhyme, read Why Rhyme? An Interview with Pat Pattison by Jonathan Feist, Editor in Chief of Berklee Press.