pat Pattison "You have to throw away your fear. You have to write fearlessly. You have to understand that 90% of everything that you write is not your best 10%." - Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is an author, clinician, and one of the most renowned songwriting teachers in the world. He created the first-ever Songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, and brought that curriculum online with Berkleemusic, writing and teaching Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies, Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title, and Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music.


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Part 1: Teaching Songwriting Online

"You have to identify the various muscles that you need to construct a great song and work on them individually."

Part 2: Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies

"The tools that you need to write a good song cover your whole person. You need to bring who you are and what you know to the table."

Part 3: Writing Lyrics to Music

"It's about the appropriate relationship between notes and syllables, and musical phrases and lyric phrases."

Part 4: Writing From the Title

"The title is such an efficient place to start writing. It gives you the DNA of a song."

Part 5: Writing Fearlessly

"You have to throw away your fear. You have to understand that 90% of everything that you write is not your best 10%."

Part 6: The Best of Berklee Online

"Berklee is legendary for a reason: the quality of the content here. And now you can take it online."

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