(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.
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.
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. '
All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format!
Author: Kevin Mitchell
Publisher: Alfred Music
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
(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.
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
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.
Quick, Simple and Easy to Use; Rock, Pop, Folk and Hip Hop
Author: Jake Jackson
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
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.
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
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
"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.
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.
Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.
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 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.
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]*.
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.
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'