I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Songwriters Rhyming Dictionary

I have discovered a wonderful new rhyming dictionary - Sammy Cahn's The Songwriters Rhyming Dictionary. It has some of the attributes of the invaluable Poet's Manual and Rhyming Dictionary but is much simpler and totally wonderful! I also use the Penguin Rhyming Dictionary but this is not as useful for lyric writing. Apparently the Collins is also very good so I will have to have a look out for that next time I am in a bookshop and see whether it is any more helpful. I prefer to find rhymes myself but when I'm really stuck it is fantastic to have a really good source to turn to. Often, before I really get going with a song I make lists of rhymes which I think will be useful. But I think that the real art of using rhyme in songs is to make them unobstrusive, so that you hardly even notice that the song has rhymes at all.

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