From the latest issue of Acoustic Guitar: "I’ve also learned a lot from a few books on writing. Pat Pattison’s Writing Better Lyrics was recommended to me by Gillian Welch a few years ago and I understood why as soon as I dove in..." Read More
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.