Pat Pattison is an author, clinician and Berklee Professor of Lyric Writing and Poetry. His many successful students include GRAMMY® award winners John Mayer, Gillian Welch, and Tom Hambridge. Pat has been teaching at Berklee College of Music since 1975, where he played a central role in developing Berklee’s unique songwriting major—the world’s first college-level songwriting degree. In addition to four books about songwriting, Pat has developed several courses for Berklee Online (online.berklee.edu) and Coursera.org. His lyrics and articles are widely published, and he presents live songwriting clinics worldwide.
Books by Author:
Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure: Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics
An updated and revised edition, formerly titled Managing Lyric Structure! This book has it all: rhythm and rhyme, phrasing, song form, and the all-important hook! Equally helpful to both beginning and experienced lyricists, this book features exercises that help you say things better and write better songs. A great resource for all lyricists.