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rhyme schemes - list of the names and types of rhyme

song check list - A list of questions to ask yourself to help you decide whether you have written a classic song.

Chord Map in the key of C - Copied, with permission from Steve Mugglin's wonderful site "Music Theory for Songwriters." 

10 song writing blunders - a comparison between classic songs & indie/demo recordings - kindly supplied by Roedy Black.

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How good your demo should be? - including tips on marketing

A songwriters collaboration agreement - for those that think they need one.

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How  to make a $million from your music Part II - A list of some of the more dubious ways to part a musician and songwriter from their hard-earned cash.

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Rhyme Names


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Amphisbaenic Rhyme: When the final syllable is the same, but in

Apocopated Rhyme: Rhyming a two syllable word with a one
syllable word where the first syllable of the first word is accented
(the opposite of trailing rhyme):

Assonance: The similarity of vowel sounds:

Additive Rhyme: Two words with the second extended by
an additional consonant:

Beginning Rhyme: First words of lines rhyme:

Cry to me another song
Lie to me before
I long to touch you...

Broken Rhyme: Breaking the last word of a line so its internal
sound will rhyme in a pair:

When empty roads a-call
And the morning sun is al-
Ready up .

Consonant Rhyme: When the final consonant sounds of two
words is the same but the vowel before them is different:

Continuous Rhyme: Two matched sounds next to each other within
a single line:

It's not my way, they can't say
Double Consonance: Where the final two consonants are the same:

Echo Rhyme: The final syllables in a line are followed by an
echo using the same words, but changing their meaning:

I was so distressed,
Stressed, stressed
I couldn't get dressed today

Elided Rhyme: When rhyming pairs would otherwise be perfect,
but one of the words has a vowel sound not found in the other:

Feminine (Double) Rhyme: Where two consecutive syllables rhyme:

Half-Double Rhyme: Where the final stressed syllable of one
word rhymes with the first stressed syllable of the second:

Homophone: Words that sound the same but are spelled differently:

Identity Rhyme: Rhymes that repeat the same word:

I don't know you
But I can hear you
And I don't like you

Internal Rhyme: Rhymes that occur within lines:

It's best, I guess, to mess around
Leonine Rhyme: When a word in a line and ending word  in the
same line rhyme:

No one could move while the band was in a groove
Light (Weakened) Rhyme: The rhyming syllable is accented
in one and non-accented in the other:

Linked Rhyme: Using the same or similar sound at the end of one line
and again at the beginning of the next line:

I don't understand
And I don't want to know
So, carry me today

Masculine Rhyme: Where the final syllable of the rhyming pairs
are stressed:

Mosaic Rhyme:  Where a single word with multiple syllables is
made to rhyme with two or more words,  as in the end rhymes of 
the following two lines from W.S. Gilbert's  song "The Modern

About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With interesting facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

Para Rhyme: When the initial and final consonant sounds are
identical but the vowel sounds are different:

Paragram: To alter a rhyming word for purposeful effect:

Something that's bawdy, something for everybawdy.
Perfect Rhyme: Words in which the vowel and the following
consonants in a stressed syllable are identical in sound, even if
spelled differently:

Sight (Eye) Rhyme: Where word pairs rhyme only visually:

Slant Rhyme: When the rhyming pairs don't quite rhyme:

Subtractive Rhyme: When you remove a consonant after the vowel.

Trailing Rhyme: To rhyme a single syllable word with the first
syllable of a two syllable word or the first of two words where the
first syllable of the second word is stressed:

Triple Rhyme: Where all three syllables of word pairs rhyme:

Unstressed Rhyme: The final syllable of two words is



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If you came here looking for suggested rhymes can I recommend :-

Rhymer - An Online Rhyming Dictionary for Poetry and Songwriting

alternatively you may find some interesting links at :-

Richhoncho - For the Wordsmith