Berkleemusic’s Pat Pattison Takes Songwriters To School

Videos by American Songwriter

When Pat Pattison, author of “Writing Better Lyrics” and founder of Berkleemusic’s songwriting program gives a talk about songwriting, we listen.

In this engaging series of videos, Pattison drops some wisdom on the finer aspects of the craft, suggesting ideas that writers of any skill level could appreciate.

“You have to throw away your fear,” he advises. “You have to write fearlessly. You have to understand that 90% of everything that you write is not your best 10%.”

Watch part one below, and head to to watch the rest.


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