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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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PART TWOPersonality Type, Brain Dominance, and the Creative Process

Coming up soon are forty strategies to help you generate song concepts. But first, we'll take a look at the source of all your creativity—your thinking style. The objective: Whole-brain writing.

What do I mean by whole-brain writing? Simply that the ideas and images supplied by the “creative” right brain have been shaped and edited by the structural left brain into a unified lyric. A first draft often delivers less than its promised potential. Virtually all of the more than one hundred lyrics that will illustrate the upcoming strategies went through several revisions before they could appear on the printed page as “role models.” But lyrics, after all, are not produced whole from ...

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