Rhyming Basics

Author: Pat Pattison

Lesson description

This lesson has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing. Make rhyme work for you and your lyric writing will greatly improve.

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