Learn about Pat's precocious beginnings - teaching at Berklee College of Music starting at the age of 11 - and his early influences including Wittgenstein, Frege and Russell. Oh, and of course, more about prosody, balance and other songwriting tools. Listen to the interview here.
Welcome to my site. There’s plenty to look at here, videos, blogs, my seminar appearances, links to my Berklee online courses, and much, much more. I’ve got a new piece under Pat’s Parlour, Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language, and Songwriting. It’s about setting: matching lyric rhythm and melodic rhythm. Take a look.
My free online songwriting course at Coursera is still running, with strong numbers. We’re running four times a year. Jump in! So far more than 800,000 folks have signed up for the course. A bit mind-boggling, but I love it.
I hope to see you down the road.