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The Songwriter's Idea Book by Sheila Davis

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PART ONEA Digest of Songwriting Theory

Throughout the book I'll allude to such common songwriting terms as the bridge, or the attitudinal plot, or trailing rhyme. For your convenience, Part I supplies you with a digest of the major principles of songwriting structure and development.

From time to time you may want a more detailed description of a particular element such as meter or time frames, so I'll refer you to those pages in The Craft of Lyric Writing and Successful Lyric Writing -hereafter referred to as CLW and SLW–which go into a subject in depth.

Book-1

An Overview of Lyricwriting Principles

Before we plunge into the forty strategies for generating ...

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