"Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing"

Designer. (2001). Poetry & Song: The Process of Composing [Website].

The Poetry and Song website showcases the relationship between the written word and song. Featuring renowned writer and keyboardist Bill Payne from the group Little Feat, this site lets you explore how professionals approach the craft of songwriting. Payne shares his original poetry and discusses how those poems were transformed into song; his insights are accompanied by rare footage of three Little Feat songs performed in a solo-acoustic format. In addition, you can find a range of resources on poetry and songwriting and even create original songs by combining your lyrics with music samples provided here.

(Note: Site featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/31/2002)

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