Lyrics, Lyrics, Lyrics

and How to Write Them!

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Jack Smalley taught the craft and principles of writing song lyrics for over 17 years at the Grove School of Music.

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With his easy to read and his up to date methods, Jack becomes the voice over your shoulder, guiding you through the principles of writing strong, saleable lyrics.

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Sections include:

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Part 1: Principles of Lyric Shape

Setting patterns and forms for verse/chorus stanzas; setting the cadence of the lyric

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Part 2: Principles of Lyric Development

Working procedures in developing prime subject or message, establishing the setting and the universality of emotional story points.

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Part 3: Lyric Style

The Aspects of the Dramatic and Narrative Style; the lyric as a Valentine, Lyric symbols and the “Sound of Sound”.

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Part 4: The Lyric as a Script

The synopsis, and casting the lyric.

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Part 5: Production Styles

Ballad, moderate or bright tempos; Musical styles from Broadway to Rock and Roll; Verbiage.

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