"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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"You have to identify the various muscles that you need to construct a great song and work on them individually."
"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."
"It's about the appropriate relationship between notes and syllables, and musical phrases and lyric phrases."
"The title is such an efficient place to start writing. It gives you the DNA of a song."
"You have to throw away your fear. You have to understand that 90% of everything that you write is not your best 10%."
"Berklee is legendary for a reason: the quality of the content here. And now you can take it online."