Pat Pattison – Lyric Writing Clinic

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Learn more about Berklee Online’s Songwriting courses at: Berklee Online hosted an online Open House with instructor Pat Pattison on Mar…

Cole looks back on what truly got him started in his career and how song writing got his name out there.

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32 Responses to “Pat Pattison – Lyric Writing Clinic”

  1. 1
    Mailer Daemon Says:

    That was amazing!

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    Hudson Rivers Says:

    Words of a lazy person , Rules or Tools I’ve lost count of the lazy writers
    I have met who make this statement. Format alone is a rule or a tool
    Variation of rhyme schemes, is a tool that great writers use. Repetition is
    a Rule or a tool. Use of action Verbs is a Tool that sets great songs
    apart, from millions of also rans. Stability and Instability , it’s a tool
    and a rule use it Learn The Rules and then you can break them But you must
    know them first

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    Simon Odey Says:

    he looks like a way older version of seth green!!!!

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    shortbusheros4 Says:

    I think what he was saying is thats where you should start but this type of
    method he describes sounds like it’s a way to bring your lyrics to the next
    level. The part where he talked about lyrical movement was very informative
    in my opinion.

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    PlayKeenMuzika Says:

    before this i was building the castle with my blistering hands

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    geneclart1 Says:

    Just put Pat’s ‘tools’ to use and it worked! I’ve had a song that I haven’t
    been able to finish for months but within 10 mins of watching this vid I’ve
    finished it! Its daring to play about with rhyme schemes and can make songs
    sound odd at first but actually they take on another dimension that I’ve
    never really explored before but will be from now on. THANKS, PAT!!!!!!

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    Monkeygroover Says:

    then you mainly write songs for yourself, wich is fine, if that’s what you
    want. i’d like to think about ‘who am I talking to?’ when i write a song
    and when i perform I like to give people a great feeling, an emotion, a
    good time, I feel released when I can touch an audience. When i play it on
    my own it’s merely practice, no more.

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    JE Ensis Says:

    please continue!

  9. 9
    Wes Hare Says:

    “Ahhhh let’s have a cigarette” Fantastic! Thank you.

  10. 10
    Maxwell Sebastian Says:

    Way to reference the Karate Kid! Wise words from Pat Miyagi!

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    blackhawk1788 Says:

    saaaaweeeet… more more more… your body is a wonderland pat! btw FIRST!

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    Artur Schulz Says:

    that was a wonderful presentation, especially the part about composing the
    melody around the flow of the words and not being afraid of writing crap, I
    guess that is my biggest problem with writing lyrics.

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    Rafon Says:

    Seriously…More, more!!!

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    James Awonohopay Says:

    The crap/fertilizer “greater chance of growing something spectacular” bit
    blew my mind. Astounding mind, very helpful.

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    Hudson Rivers Says:

    You are doing what a lot of us do, but The sub conscious can only expand on
    what it has learned from you via books or others or study. Knowing the
    rules is the way to go and then you can break them. Listening to Pattison
    is a must for serious writers.

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    eliza pereira Says:

    Pat Pattison, you are bloody amazing and brilliant. I don’t understand
    everything yet, but at least you’ve opened up my imagery and imagination
    again which I thought was deaed as I had too many mind blocks. Thankyou so
    very much! I thought what I wrote was crap, but now I am going to enjoy
    writing it because I know, somewhere deep inside myself, it is brilliant!
    God bless you xxxxxxX

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    I totally agree

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    Jiberist Says:

    Best and most essential songwriter lesson I’ve experienced… Why didn’t I
    choose this instead of a very expensive course in the UK??? GRRR

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    Aaron Simonds Says:

    I don’t like to put too much thought into my writing process… i like to
    write subconciously. i get a pen, some paper, and i just write… i don’t
    stop for spelling, punctuation, grammar, or anything. i only stop once my
    fingers are cramped up so bad that i can’t write another mark. i then take
    pieces from it, and there’s a song. i feel that this gets my soul out. i
    don’t even care what the words are, but i can tell you this, that everytime
    i play the song, i feel an indescribable release…

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    haho7043 Says:

    The only rule in songwriting is that there are no rules ! :)

  21. 21
    Maka Says:

    That’s awesome, thank you for this video!

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    Hexspa Says:


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    pinche cookie Says:

    crap is the best fertilizer

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    Wade Atheos Says:

    Fuck Aristotle, but then again he was kinda cool. Although his hindering of
    the periodic table was bullshit.

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    MrAssflap Says:

    Ahh yes, but maybe these lessons are to get these things into your
    sub-concious so that you can use them in your soulful writing to make it

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    Cole Swindell Says:

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    aebeeler Says:

    Roller Coaster is my favorite Luke Bryan song! ❤️ Makes me so happy Cole
    wrote it!!!!!!

  28. 28
    Horse Lover 2013 Says:

    You are amazing Cole! I so can’t wait to see you in July!

  29. 29
    dogzrmewith23 Says:

    We’ve got a date at the Hollywood Bowl in October – you, me, and 17,000
    other people! KFRG is giving your second single good airplay! 

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    MrQuik660 Says:

    Huge fan!!!!! Cole for President

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    Will Oglesbee Says:

    sick video bruh!!

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    Samantha G Says:

    I think this is episode 16:) Last week’s episode was 15

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