Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm: Stressed Notes as Spotlights
Author: Pat Pattison
Berklee Online instructor Pat Pattison talks about the importance of keeping smaller grammatical functions in the background, and making sure the right works are lighted by the melodic rhythm.
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Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
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