How to Write Songs on Keyboards

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308629

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 9179


(Book). This book helps both keyboard and guitar players to find and develop interesting chords and chord sequences on a keyboard, and then use them to write their own songs. Rather than trying to teach intricate pieces of music, the book breaks things down into a simpler style and concentrates on basic chords and ideas, starting with a simple three-chord song and gradually adding more complex structures. A visual system that virtually eliminates the use of standard music notation allows guitarists who are used to using guitar tablature to feel totally at home. Songwriting issues are also analyzed, including key changes and writing songs in minor keys. The straightforward style of this book will have musicians writing on a keyboard with ease even if they never have before.

The Songwriter's Ultimate Toolbox

How to Write Songs on Guitar, Songwriting Sourcebook, How to Write Songs in Altered Guitar Tunings

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781617130007

Category: Music

Page: 672

View: 9803


(Book). The bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar shows you tips and tricks by classic songwriters, from Bob Dylan to the Beatles to Tori Amos. The Songwriting Sourcebook shows you how to turn chords into great songs and compliments How to Write Songs on Guitar . How to Write Songs in Altered Guitar Tunings is the latest installment from Rikky Rooksby and is the only book that explains how to write songs with altered tunings.

Playlist für Zwei


Author: Mary Amato

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423421207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4213


Von Harmonie und Dissonanzen Treffen sich zwei, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten – Tripp, ein Außenseiter, dem seine Gitarre alles bedeutet, und Lyla, eine Miss Perfect und die beste klassische Cellospielerin der Schule. Diese beiden müssen sich nun einen Proberaum teilen. Über eine Post-it-Notiz von Lyla an Tripp, den Raum gefälligst aufzuräumen, kommen die zwei ins Gespräch. Zunächst in Form von Zetteln, dann auch per E-Mail und Handy. Lyla ist erstaunt, wie gut sie sich mit Tripp versteht – sie entdeckt ihr kreatives Potential, beginnt Gitarre zu spielen und Songs zu schreiben. Doch davon ist ihr Umfeld alles andere als begeistert...

The Songwriting Sourcebook

How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs

Author: Jim Roberts, Rikky Rooksby,Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617800337

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 3764


(Book). Complementing Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar (00330574), this easy-to-use reference book will teach you how to write better songs. It analyzes important issues including writing harmonies, melodies and lyrics, and how to improve your songs by redrafting. The reference section includes sequences from a variety of diverse songs, outlining 20 songwriting moments, recommended listening for songwriters, and quotes about songwriting from professional songwriters. The enclosed CD features examples of chords, chord progressions and harmonies featured in the book, with a case history illustrating how to develop a song.

Creative Guitar - Writing and Creating Rock Songs With Orginality


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 161911092X

Category: Music

Page: 56

View: 6823


A guidebook designed to inspire rock guitarists as they compose original music. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the book aims to enhance creativity by both introducing traditional song structure and exploring the approach of rock innovators who adapt, bend, and disregard the "rules" as they see fit. Most important, each chapter provides a series of exercises designed to spark the imagination of players as they compose their own dynamic, inventive songs.

Chord Master

How to Choose and Play the Right Guitar Chords Updated Edition

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781495001512

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 818


(Book). Chord Master is a chord dictionary with a difference. Rather than just show chord shapes which are all there in the Chord Matrix a large portion of the book explains how to use chords, with information about the theory behind them, and attempts to answer the questions guitarists often have about chord shapes. Also, it presents usable groups of chords for beginners in relation to a variety of song styles. This new, revised edition emphasises the practical and is even more useful to beginners, with expanded exercises and more audio. The multimedia component has roughly doubled the number of tracks and is 30 minutes longer. Some audio examples have a backing track arranged to stress melodic and rhythmic elements so that when the reader puts the chords alongside, the effect is marked, sometimes allowing for re-harmonizing the same music with a different chord progression, or a chord progression played in more than one area of the guitar. The notation of the chord progressions is partly redesigned, making it easier to read. This will also make this part of the book more attractive to the casual browser. More chord types have been added to Chord Master 's Matrix (dictionary) section, with new material about balanced chords (which remove ineffective or unnecessary doublings of notes) and about effective chord voicing. The section about chords from famous songs is expanded with more examples of unusual chords, including ones that players are often curious about one of the most famous examples is the first chord of "A Hard Day's Night."

Write and Produce Your Own Songs: Teach Yourself audio ebook

Author: Sam Inglis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471800245

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 5601


Is this the right book for me? This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting your songs. It also offers some material for those at a slightly more advanced level who'd like to understand things such as chords and sequencing. With straightforward notation and embedded audio which showcases the process at work, this accessible guide from a professional songwriter will prove indispensable for creating and peforming your own songs. Write and Produce Your Own Songs includes: Chapter 1: Tools of the trade Chapter 2: Hooks Chapter 3: Basic theory Chapter 4: Developing a hook Chapter 5: Developing lyrics Chapter 6: Song structure Chapter 7: Arranging and recording your songs Chapter 8: Playing live and forming a band Chapter 9: Promoting your music on the Internet Chapter 10: The professional songwrite Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Easy Jewish Songs

Author: Jeff Klepper

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781929395606

Category: Music

Page: 47

View: 6002


A wonderful collection of 20 popular, beautiful and fun-to-play songs for beginning to intermediate guitar students. The melody, an easy strumming pattern, chord diagrams and complete lyrics are provided with each song, so students can choose to either play the melody or strum to accompany themselves as they sing. Large-sized music, TAB and diagrams make the songs easy to read, even for beginners. The 48-page book also contains a review of music reading, tablature and chord diagrams. This handy songbook is the perfect tool for guitar teachers seeking fun musical activities to keep their students happy and involved with music making.


How to Create and Play Great Guitar Riffs Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855471

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 3538


(Book). Rikky Rooksby's revised and updated bestseller explores more than 200 classic riffs, from Cream and Led Zeppelin, through Nirvana and Soundgarden, to Metallica, U2, and the White Stripes. The first half of the book analyzes classic rock riffs and reveals the stories behind their creation. Easy-to-read text describes and explains each riff, supported by illustrations and audio examples. The book's second section shows how to construct great riffs and why they work. Readers learn how to shape a melody, integrate a guitar riff with the rest of a song, enhance a riff with effects, and work with intervals and scales to build riffs.

Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef

Der einfache Weg, zu kochen wie ein Profi, zu lernen, was immer Sie möchten, und das gute Leben zu leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956230868

Category: Cooking

Page: 656

View: 3911


New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Tim Ferriss’ Spezialität ist es, uns zu zeigen, wie wir die größten Erfolge mit dem geringsten Aufwand und in kürzester Zeit erzielen. Ob im Job, bei der Körperfitness oder eben beim Kochen. Anhand des Kochenlernens macht uns Ferriss mit dem »Metalernen« vertraut, einem Schritt-für-Schritt-Verfahren, mittels dessen Sie beliebige Dinge erlernen können, sei es die Steakzubereitung oder das Werfen von Dreipunktern im Basketball. - Das ist das eigentliche »Rezept« in Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef. Sie werden in der Küche für alle Dinge außerhalb der Küche trainieren. Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef ist ein Kochbuch für Menschen, die keine Kochbücher kaufen. Es enthält unzählige Tipps und Tricks von Schachwunderkindern, weltberühmten Küchenchefs, Spitzensportlern, Meistersommeliers und Supermodels, um nur einige wenige zu nennen.

Play great guitar

Brilliant ideas for getting more out of your six-string

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907755020

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 5258


Knowing how to play the guitar is just one of those things we’d all love to be able to do. Think back to your formative years - at parties it was always the kid with the guitar who got all the attention, and it's probably that same kid who is now raking it in with their uber-cool band while you slave away at your desk. Now your dreams of guitar-playing stardom* can come a little closer to reality with the help of our fantastic new book Play great guitar. Packed with expert advice for getting more out of your hobby, plus over 25 original compositions to try yourself, Play great guitar is guaranteed to give you plenty of inspiring ideas and more practical skills so you can improve your playing and enjoy your guitar even more. You don’t even need to be able to read sheet music, as all compositions also include full chord notation for ease of playing. Ideal for those just starting out, as well as more experienced players, Play great guitar has something for everyone, whatever your musical tastes. Simply brilliant.

Die magischen Saiten des Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620708

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8503


Frankie Presto ist ein Waisenjunge, der von einem blinden Musiklehrer in einer spanischen Kleinstadt großgezogen wird. Im Alter von neun Jahren schickt ihn sein Ziehvater in die USA, mit nur einer alte Gitarre und sechs wertvollen Saiten im Gepäck. Frankie fasst rasch Fuß in dem neuen Land und wie von Zauberhand wird er schnell geachteter und respektierter Teil der Musikszene des 20. Jahrhunderts, von Klassik über Jazz bis zu Rock'n'Roll. Er trifft und beeinflusst auf vielerlei Weise Hank Williams, Elvis, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, KISS und viele weitere Größen der Musikszene. Irgendwann wird er selbst zum Star, nimmt eigene Platten auf und wird verehrt. Doch seine Begabung wird zur Bürde, als er feststellt, dass er durch seine Musik das Leben der Menschen verändern kann. Denn jedes Mal, wenn eine Saite seiner Gitarre blau leuchtet, hat er Einfluss auf das Leben eines Menschen genommen. Auf dem Zenit seines Erfolgs verschwindet Frankie spurlos, seine Legende wächst. Erst Jahrzehnte später taucht er wieder auf, nur um kurz vor seinem eigenen Tod noch ein letztes Menschenleben zu verändern. Mitch Albom hat in diesem Forrest Gump-gleichen Ritt durch die Musikwelt einen wunderbar magischen Roman geschaffen über die Gruppen, deren Teil wir im Leben sind. Denn, so sagt der begeisterte Hobbymusiker Mitch Albom: "Wir alle sind im Leben Teil einer Band."

Here I Am to Worship

Author: Tim Hughes

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441266445

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 9173


Tim Hughes shares the mystery and wonder of the praise experience and what we can do, both spiritually and practically, to achieve the devotional environment that is most pleasing to the Lord. He addresses issues such as heart-attitude, maintaining a freshness in your relationship with the Lord, and leading others through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Tim has a heart for young people and a desire to equip, to encourage, and to be a resource to them and worshippers of all ages! The book also covers the practical aspects of worship, such as leading a band, choosing songs, using musical dynamics, and more.


The Words, the Music & the Money

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1476851395

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 3562


(Book). An excellent and essential primer for the aspiring tunesmith, Songwriting: The Words, the Music & Money offers authoritative tips on everything from basic song forms to the hard facts of succeeding in the music business. In between, veteran songwriter Dick Weissman shares his insights into composing effective lyrics, melodies and hooks, as well as detailed breakdowns of every musical style from folk to cabaret to hip hop. The first book on the topic to be accompanied by audio covering all the musical concepts explored within, this is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged in the serious study of songwriting. No knowledge of musical notation is required.

Mein Leben

Author: Eric Clapton,Christoph Simon Sykes

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 659


Mr. Slowhand packt aus Eric Clapton ist eine Legende. Er ist einer der besten Gitarristen der Welt, wenn nicht der beste überhaupt. Seit den 60er-Jahren einer der ganz Großen in der Musik, war er bislang auch bekannt für seine Verschlossenheit. In My Life gibt er seinem Publikum zum ersten Mal Einblick in sein Privatleben. Mit seinen Bands The Yardbirds, Bluebreakers und Cream schrieb Eric Clapton Musikgeschichte. »Clapton is God« stand im Frühjahr 1965 auf vielen Mauern in London und New York. Er spielte als Gastmusiker u.a. mit den Beatles, den Rolling Stones und George Harrison, in dessen Ehefrau, Patti Boyd, er sich unsterblich verliebt. Layla, Claptons berühmte Ballade, ist ihr gewidmet. Mehrere Jahre wirbt er um sie, auch mit harten Mitteln (»Ich nehme eine Überdosis Heroin, wenn du George nicht für mich verlässt«). 1977 heiraten die beiden endlich, doch die Ehe steht unter keinem glücklichen Stern. Endlich runter vom Heroin, verfällt Clapton dem Alkohol, einer Sucht, die ihm mehrmals fast das Leben kostet. Mitte der Achtziger scheint ihm ein Neuanfang zu glücken, als er, nach jahrelangen Abstürzen und Entzugsversuchen endlich clean, mit Lori del Santo einen Sohn bekommt. Doch das Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer: Als Vierjähriger stürzt Conor aus dem Fenster eines Manhattaner Hochhauses. Clapton verarbeitet den tragischen Tod seines Sohnes in Tears in Heaven, einem seiner bekanntesten Stücke. In den letzten Jahren arbeitet Clapton als Solokünstler mit Musikern wie Carlos Santana, B.B. King oder J.J. Cale zusammen, tourt mit seiner Band um die Welt – und ist unbestritten: die Nummer 1 unter den Gitarristen. Mit trockenem Humor und großer Aufrichtigkeit erzählt Eric Clapton von den Höhen und Tiefen seines Lebens, von seinem Aufwachsen bei den Großeltern im armseligen Nachkriegs-Surrey bis heute. Eine beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte.

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

My Life as a Ramone

Author: Marky Ramone,Richard Herschlag

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451687796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1246


The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it. When punk rock reared its spiky head in the early seventies, Marc Bell had the best seat in the house. Already a young veteran of the prototype American metal band Dust, Bell took residence in artistic, seedy Lower Manhattan, where he played drums in bands that would shape rock music for decades to come, including Wayne County, who pioneered transsexual rock, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who directly inspired the entire early British punk scene. If punk had royalty, in 1978 Marc became part of it when he was knighted “Marky Ramone” by Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee of the iconoclastic Ramones. The band of tough misfits were a natural fit for Marky, who dressed punk before there was punk, and who brought his “blitzkrieg” style of drumming as well as the studio and stage experience the band needed to solidify its lineup. Together, they changed the world. But Marky Ramone changed, too. The epic wear and tear of a dysfunctional group (and the Ramones were a step beyond dysfunction) endlessly crisscrossing the country and the world in an Econoline—practically a psychiatric ward on wheels—drove Marky from partying to alcoholism. When his life started to look more out of control then Dee Dee’s, he knew he had a problem. Marky left music in the mid-eighties to enter recovery and eventually returned to help the Ramones finally receive their due as one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Covering in unflinching detail the cult film Rock ’N’ Roll High School to “I Wanna Be Sedated” to Marky’s own struggles, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is an authentic and always honest look at the people who reinvented rock music, and not a moment too soon.

Guitar Chord & Songwriting Cheat Sheet


Author: Dave T

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539713623


Page: 40

View: 5385


Accelerate your Guitar learning - GuitarZero2Hero - Guitar Chord & Songwriting Cheat Sheet The handy resource you'll use over and over again -Sick of having google search every strange looking chord on the guitar? -Want an easy reference and guide to learn and master your guitar chord shapes? -Would you love to be able to know which chords sound good together? -Want to know how to write your own professional sounding chord progressions in less than 2 minutes? Introducing the GuitarZero2Hero Guitar Chord & Songwriting Cheat Sheet The most handy Guitar Chords guide -Easy to understand -Simple to follow chord charts and songwriting intructions -Beautiful easy to read design -Hundreds of easy to read chord charts -Songwriting chord maps to help you write songs in any key in an instant Experienced guitarist, songwriter & Youtube guitar isntructor Dave Tran condenses a wealth of information into this feature packed chord & songwriting cheat sheet to provide guitarists of all levels a easy to use guitar chord and songwriting guide. The possibilities are endless. ORDER NOW to master your guitar chords!

The Complete History of Guitar World

30 Years of Music, Magic, and Six-String Mayhem

Author: Editors of Guitar World magazine

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855927

Category: Music

Page: 322

View: 3067


(Book). For 30 years, Guitar World magazine has served as North America's leading publication for rock guitarists and with more than 325 issues under its belt, the world's bestselling guitar magazine is showing no signs of slowing down. In this extraordinary book, the complete history of Guitar World is chronicled from July 1980, when the very first issue, which featured Johnny Winter on its cover, took the guitar-playing community by storm, to issues from 2010 featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Keith Richards, and many other guitar icons. Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton are just some of the artists who have sat down with Guitar World over the years: the full transcripts of these legendary, revealing interviews are here. This lavishly illustrated edition takes you behind the scenes of such monumental events as Nirvana's Unplugged performance, Stevie Ray Vaughan's funeral, and the making of Led Zeppelin IV , and includes Guitar World 's great dual interviews: Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi and James Hetfield, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, and more. Rock music has gone through many changes since 1980 bands have come and gone, musical styles have shifted dramatically, heroes have fallen and through it all, Guitar World has been there, reporting on the events of the day and interviewing the musicians who keep the genre alive. It's all here, in The Complete History of Guitar World .