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Pat Pattison Songwriting

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Pat Pattison Songwriting

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Solve Second Verse Hell

Teacher to some of the great songwriters of our day, Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. He’s in Australia this year and sharing his expertise in Songwriting with us. Come to the workshop and be enthused and encouraged to write better songs.

Solve “Second Verse Hell” quickly and easily by learning to what to look for in a title and how to develop the flow of ideas BEFORE you waste time writing a lyric that dead-ends is some dark alley. Learn how to advance your ideas so the song gains rather than loses interest as it moves forward. Find out how to create a chorus or refrain that can be repeated effectively without having to change the words each time. This seminar will save you time and channel your energies efficiently, allowing you to write more songs and better songs.

In the final hour, Pat will workshop 2-3 people’s songs, live, using their lyrics and their real-time revisions to demonstrate universal principles in great songwriting. If you’d like your song to be considered for the live workshop, please email an mp3 and lyric to (no lead sheet necessary) once you have signed up for the class. Please note that you’ll also be performing your song live in front of the group and will need to bring your own guitar, if invited to present your work. Piano can be provided.

What people say about Pat

I count myself lucky and proud to have studied with Mr. Pattison. I would not be the writer I am today without his teaching. (3-time Grammy winner Gillian Welch)

I took a class with a great teacher named Pat Pattison...I learned a lot in that class...and I still read that book, Writing Better Lyrics. I think it’s great. (7-time Grammy winner John Mayer)

Pat, arguably the world’s leading authority in the field of lyric analysis, absolutely mesmerized the delegates at Songposium...and made it all really fun to learn. (James Linderman, The Muse’s Muse)

Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry.

In addition to his four books, Songwriting Without Boundaries (Writer’s Digest Books), Writing Better Lyrics (Writer’s Digest Books), The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure (Berklee Press), and The Essential Guide to Rhyming (Berklee Press), Pat has developed five online courses for Berklee Online: three on lyric writing, one on poetry, and one on creative writing, all available through, and more than 1,300,000 students have enrolled in his MOOC “Songwriting: Writing the Lyric” since its first run in 2013. He has written over fifty articles for various blogs and magazines, including American Songwriter, and has chapters in both The Poetics of American Song Lyrics (University Press of Mississippi) and the Handbook on Creative Writing (Edinburgh University Press).

Pat continues to present songwriting clinics across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Pat’s students include multiple Grammy-winner Gillian Welch, John Mayer, Tom Hambridge, Karmin, American Authors, Liz Longley, Greg Becker and Charlie Worsham.