Sammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Sammy Cahn

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781575606224

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 6095

(Book). Sammy Cahn is, without a doubt, one of the best songwriters ever to have lived. Now you can get a glimpse into his thought processes and years of experience with this dictionary! Cahn felt strongly that it didn't matter what a lyric looked like on paper; what mattered was how it sounded when it was sung. As a result, this book was put together with the songwriter's needs in mind. It contains 50,000 words that are arranged phonetically, according to vowel sounds, rather than alphabetically. This invaluable reference tool also includes a 32-page introduction by Cahn, in which he relates stories from his work with notable composers and partners Jule Styne and Jimmy Van Heusen. For any lyricist with a song in their heart but a block in their brain, there is no better muse than The Sammy Cahn Rhyming Dictionary . "Sammy's words fit my mouth the best of all the writers." Frank Sinatra "Sammy Cahn's music literally traces the development of American popular song from the 1920s until nearly the end of the 20th century." Chuck Kaye, President, DreamWorks Music Publishing Lyricist Sammy Cahn 's prolific career began with the composition of his first hit song at age 16, and went on to span more than five decades. An Oscar and Emmy winner, Tony nominee and inductee in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Cahn put words into the mouths of some of America's most celebrated singers.

Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary

Handy Guide

Author: Kevin Mitchell

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457409455

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 7185

This is the easiest, most practical rhyming dictionary available. Now you can find the word you're looking for while discovering words you hadn't thought of. This invaluable resource lists words in dictionary format, contains only the words you need (not the ones you don't), includes places, proper names, cliches, expressions, slang words and more! It also includes song lyric tips to help you work through writer's block.

The Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Sammy Cahn

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285626461

Category: English language

Page: 159

View: 5422

Finding the correct or most suitable word, r hyme and rhythm is the hard part of songwriting. Sammy Cahn'' s rhyming dictionary is designed to help anyone with a block in the mind and a song waiting to escape to a greater audie nce. '

Mini Music Guides: Rhyming Dictionary

All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format!

Author: Kevin Mitchell

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1470625024

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 5381

Over 36,000 words in a simple, easy-to-find format! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. With over 36,000 words organized in a practical, easy-to-find format, Rhyming Dictionary is the most useful compact rhyming dictionary available. Features: * Easy reference guide for songwriters, lyricists, and poets * Simple format allows for quick reference * Concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music * A guide to lyric writing and rhyming schemes * Words are listed in a familiar dictionary-style format.


A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879107154

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 8627

(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles; Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm; An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song; Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index. Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.

Schirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 0857121383

Category: Music

Page: 880

View: 3142

An invaluable creative tool for all songwriters, poets, and teachers! Schirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary is the ultimate rhyming dictionary with more than 96,000 one-, two-, and three- syllable rhymes! In addition to providing numerous rhyming options, the book also contains helpful sections on the role of rhymes in songwriting such as: What is a rhyme? Must a song rhyme? Difference between writing lyrics and writing poetry Usage of rhymes Spontaneous creation True rhymes versus false rhymes Rhyme schemes Inner or internal rhymes

The Songwriter's Toolkit

From Pen to Push Play

Author: Steven Blanton

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616633492

Category: Music

Page: 169

View: 6101

Have you dreamed of being a hit songwriter? You'll need the tools to do it, and in The Songwriter's Toolkit, Steven Blanton provides just what you need to get a start! What makes a strong commercial song? How do you find the best words to convey your message? How do you get an artist to take your work? These are just a few of the topics that Steven addresses inside. Before you know it, you'll have what it takes to be a great songwriter.

Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary

Quick, Simple and Easy to Use; Rock, Pop, Folk and Hip Hop

Author: Jake Jackson

Publisher: Flame Tree Pub

ISBN: 9781847867186

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 8561

Finding the right rhyme can be excruciating, songwriters too often choosing ridiculous words in desperation. This is an invaluable resource for any budding songwriter or even an experienced lyricist with writer's block. Featuring tips on songwriting, the book focuses on the types of rhyme and assonance (end rhymes, last syllable rhymes, double rhymes, beginning rhymes, first syllable rhymes) for a range of popular styles. Arranged phonetically and drawn from a variety of musical 'dialects', from rock and pop to folk and hip-hop, this is the quick and simple guide you need.

Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary Made Easy

Comprehensive Sound Links

Author: Jake Jackson

Publisher: Music Made Easy

ISBN: 9781783612673

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 9666

Finding the right rhyme can be excruciating, songwriters too often choosing ridiculous words in desperation. This resource is suitable for a budding songwriter or even an experienced lyricist with writer's block. It features tips on songwriting, and focuses on the types of rhyme and assonance for a range of popular styles.


Essential Guide to Rhyming : a Step-by-step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793511815

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 9377

"Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics : This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine."--P. 4 de la couv.

The Ode Less Travelled

Unlocking the Poet Within

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216824

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 4730

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry?s witty and practical guide, now in paperback, gives the aspiring poet or student the tools and confidence to write and understand poetry. Stephen Fry believes that if one can speak and read English, one can write poetry. In The Ode Less Travelled, he invites readers to discover the delights of writing poetry for pleasure and provides the tools and confidence to get started. Through enjoyable exercises, witty insights, and simple step-by-step advice, Fry introduces the concepts of Metre, Rhyme, Form, Diction, and Poetics. Most of us have never been taught to read or write poetry, and so it can seem mysterious and intimidating. But Fry, a wonderfully competent, engaging teacher and a writer of poetry himself, sets out to correct this problem by explaining the various elements of poetry in simple terms, without condescension. Fry?s method works, and his enthusiasm is contagious as he explores different forms of poetry: the haiku, the ballad, the villanelle, and the sonnet, among many others. Along the way, he introduces us to poets we?ve heard of but never read. The Ode Less Travelled is not just the survey course you never took in college, it?s a lively celebration of poetry that makes even the most reluctant reader want to pick up a pencil and give it a try.

Songwriting für Dummies

Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770


Page: 408

View: 1856

This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Words to Rhyme with

A Rhyming Dictionary : Including a Primer of Prosody, a List of More Than 80,000 Words that Rhyme, a Glossary Defining 9,000 of the More Eccentric Rhyming Words, and a Variety of Exemplary Verses, One of which Does Not Rhyme at All

Author: Willard R. Espy,Orin Hargraves

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816063048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 683

View: 9636

Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clive Upton,Eben Upton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192801159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 659

View: 3591

Finding the perfect rhyme becomes simple with a comprehensive reference book designed to aid songwriters, poets, and anyone searching for the perfect sound, with more than 85,000 words arranged in a simple and easy-to-use format.

The songwriter's handbook

Author: Tom T. Hall

Publisher: Rutledge Hill Pr


Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 9501

The Songwriter's Handbook by Tom T. Hall teaches the secrets of becoming a successful songwriter. "How can I find ideas for songs?" "What are the best ways to deal with a publisher?" "When I sell my song, how will I get paid?" A glossary of definitions and terms and more. Illustrated and indexed.

Real Words for Songwriters

Alphabetical Word List and Abbreviated Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Linda A. Bell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781502872463

Category: Reference

Page: 284

View: 7732

While dictionaries, rhyming dictionaries, thesauruses, and word lists are great resources when you're at a loss for words, they fall short when it comes to using them as a tool for songwriting. They're not organized in a way that makes it easy to find the words (and sound-alike words) you need fast. They're also filled with thousands of words you would never use in lyrics, like malapropos, usufruct, dishabille, and valetudinarian. You just need REAL Words; words that people actually use in real-life conversations!Frustrated with not being able to find precisely what I was searching for, I started jotting down my own list of words. In this book, you will find over 15,000 REAL Words, including base words and derivatives, sorted two different ways to help you get unstuck and keep your creativity flowing. TWO COMPLETE REFERENCE BOOKS IN ONE:PART ONE - Alphabetical Word ListPART TWO - Abbreviated Rhyming Dictionary Alternate* pronunciations included!Special consideration was given to the way vocalists and rap artists pronounce certain words. Lover, for example, is often pronounced love-uh, therefore you will find it listed as lover [er] and lover [u]*.

Songwriter's Market

Author: Ian Bessler,Michael Schweer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582973982

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 3515

The key to building a dream career, this text provides songwriters of every kind of music, from rock and hip-hop to classical and country, with all the essential information they need to build and maintain a successful life in songwriting.

Alles, was Sie über das Musikbusiness wissen müssen

erfolgreich verhandeln, Verträge gestalten, Auftritte organisieren, Finanzen managen

Author: Donald S. Passman,Wolfram Herrmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791029870


Page: 467

View: 1796

Wer eine Karriere im Musikgeschäft anstrebt, kommt an diesem Buch nicht vorbei! Ob bei der Planung eines Auftritts, bei Vertragsverhandlungen oder der Verwaltung der Finanzen - im Musikbusiness lauern viele rechtliche und finanzielle Fallen. Branchen-Kenner Wolfram Herrmann hat den US-Bestseller des Staranwalts Donald S. Passman auf die Musik-Szene in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz übertragen. In diesem Ratgeber enthüllen die beiden Experten ihr umfangreiches Insiderwissen - fundiert und eingängig. "Hätte ich dieses Buch bereits zu Beginn meiner Karriere gehabt, wäre ich heute zehn Mal reicher und hätte ein Vermögen an Anwaltsgebühren gespart." Ed Bicknell, Manager der 'Dire Straits'