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The Lyrics

  • Allen Cohen
  • Steven L. Rosenhaus

Abstract

Musical theater is an art form that requires a thorough command of language in order to convey the thoughts and emotions of a variety of characters in a variety of situations. Before writing, lyricists must first know how to write. A lyricist doesn’t have to be a great poet or playwright, or even have a great deal of training or education. But education and experience can only help. The better-read and educated lyricists are, the more varied and well-constructed their lyrics are likely to be. And the better their command of language, the greater the variety of people for whom they can write appropriate lyrics. A lyricist who stopped learning in high school might be able to write lyrics for Babe Ruth to sing, but not for Albert Einstein.

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Song Structure Initial Consonant Love Song Small Hotel Musical Theater 
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© Allen Cohen and Steven L. Rosenhaus 2006

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  • Allen Cohen
  • Steven L. Rosenhaus

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