How to Write Songs on Keyboards

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308629

Category: Music

Page: 256

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(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.

How to Write Songs on Guitar

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879309428

Category: Music

Page: 240

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So you want to write songs, and you want to write them on guitar. This is the book that shows you exactly how. Taking tips and tricks from classic songwriters, from Bob Dylan to The Beatles to Tori Amos, "How To Write Songs On Guitar" takes you through the four main elements of a song - rhythm, melody, lyrics and harmony - and inspires you to combine them in exciting new ways. This revised and expanded edition adds 32 pages of contemporary examples and new ideas. Packed with chord diagrams, tips on recording demos, recommended listening programmes and much more, with "How To Write Songs On Guitar" you'll soon be producing better, more memorable songs.

Songwriting and the Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation Staff

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781890490287

Category: Music

Page: 87

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(String Letter Publishing). With this unique and informative guide, you'll discover new ideas and inspirations for crafting your own songs and making the most of your instrument. You'll gain a better understanding of chord progressions, melodies, alternate tunings and other subjects through a series of expertly designed workshops, and you'll find tips and techniques offered by top singer-songwriters, such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, Dave Matthews and more.

Melody - How to Write Great Tunes

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476852782

Category: Music

Page: 216

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(Book). Melody is the true heart of music, often inspired by nothing more than the songwriter's muse. Yet melody can be learned. This book teaches the art of melody and how to write effective tunes. Starting from basics, it covers the essentials rhythm, intervals, scales, and harmony and builds to offer a wealth of advanced techniques and tricks. Audio examples are provided for every musical example in the book, allowing musicians to increase their awareness of melody through both sight and sound.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

Author: Dominic Pedler

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857123467

Category: Music

Page: 791

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Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrrison and Starkey lives on. What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands? This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style. It is aimed not only at musicians but anyone who has ever enjoyed the work of one of the most productive and successful songwriting parterships of the 20th Century. Author Dominic Pedler explores the chord sequences, melodies, harmonies, rhythms and structures of The Beatles' self-penned songs, while challenging readers to enhance their appreciation of the lyrics themselves with reference to the musical context. Throughout the book the printed music and lyrics of The Beatles' songs appear alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations. The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics written and performed by what Paul McCartney still calls 'a really good, tight little band'.

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

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(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.

The Songwriting Sourcebook

How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879309596

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Most people who want to write songs want to write them for guitar. With this inspirational handbook, anyone can do it - even if they've never played a guitar. Well known songs are used to illustrate the four main building blocks of a song.

Chord Progressions for Songwriters

Author: Richard J. Scott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595263844

Category: Music

Page: 496

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Each chapter of Chord Progressions For Songwriters provides a comprehensive self-contained lesson on one of twenty-one popular chord progressions that every songwriter should know inside and out. Lessons cover ascending, basic (I-IV), blues, circle (VI-II-V-I), classic rock (I-bVII-IV), combination, descending, doo-wop (I-VIm-IV-V), ending, flamenco (Im-bVII-bVI-V), folk (I-V), introduction, jazz (IIm-V-I), minor blues, one-chord, pedal point, rock and roll (I-IV-V), standard (I-VIm-IIm-V), and turnaround progressions as well as rhythm and Coltrane changes. You will learn how key, duration, substitution, variation (adding or subtracting chords), and displacement (rearranged chord orders) are used to vary the sound of each progression. You will also take a look at the author’s songwriter’s notebook and work through exercises to reinforce key chapter concepts and get you started building your own progressions.

Hendrix on Hendrix

Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix

Author: Steven Roby

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 161374322X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

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Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix's brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world's leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people's souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.

The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need

From Tuning Your Instrument and Learning Chords to Reading Music and Writing Songs, Everything You Need to Play Like the Best

Author: Marc Schonbrun,Ernie Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440574057

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Teaches the fundamentals of playing guitar, from purchasing the right model to learning scales and chords, and includes information on tuning, slide playing, and equipment.

Justinguitar.com Beginner's Songbook

Author: Justin Sandercoe

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 0857129805

Category: Music

Page: 224

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The Justinguitar.com Beginner's Songbook is the perfect complement to Justin Sandercoe’s revolutionary Beginner’s Course, which has been used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Now you can learn to play 100 classic songs as your playing develops through the course. The book includes: · Complete lyrics and chords to 100 songs by artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Jeff Buckley, Crowded House, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Nirvana and many more. · 10 songs for each stage of the Beginner’s Course, building up from easy three-chord songs through to more advanced tunes. · Tuition notes for each song by Justin advising you on strumming patterns and chord changes, with diagrams to illustrate all the chord shapes you need. Completely revised and updated, this really is the ultimate beginner’s songbook!

Writing Music for Hit Songs

Including New Songs from the '90s

Author: Jai Josefs

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780028646787

Category: Music theory

Page: 262

View: 6019

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Everyone dreams of placing a song on the Top-40 charts, but few know how to take this dream and make it a reality. This book takes the beginning songwriter from music basics through creating complete songs in rock, country, RandB, and theatrical forms. The author uses real, current hit songs as examples; recorded by noted songwriters and artists including. Book jacket.

Riffs

How to Create and Play Great Guitar Riffs

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879309930

Category: Music

Page: 192

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"The package includes a 56-track CD illustrating all the types of riff covered, plus notation and tab"--P. [4] of cover.

Guitar Chord & Songwriting Cheat Sheet

Guitarzero2hero

Author: Dave T

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539713623

Category:

Page: 40

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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!

Chord Master

How to Choose and Play the Right Guitar Chords Updated Edition

Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495001512

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 9953

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(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."

Guitar Notes

Author: Mary Amato

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1606843001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4229

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A "sweet story of two different loners finding their counterpoint" (School Library Journal) from a star of state master and children's choice lists making her YA debut. Clean YA with the emotional resonancy of John Green and Sarah Dessen. On odd days, Tripp Broody uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters. On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she’s trying to become even more perfect—she’s already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected. What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship. Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart. From beloved author Mary Amato comes a YA novel of wit and wisdom, both heartfelt and heart­breaking, about the power of music and the unexpected chords that draw us together.

The Guitar Player's Songwriting Bible

Author: Leo Coulter,Richard Jones

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826484

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4669

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This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in is a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process fun and simple for beginners and well-read enthusiasts. Readers can learn how to combine chord sequences, melodies, and riffs to create your own music in any style, and this book makes an excellent gift for beginners or practiced songwriters. The book describes melodies, major and minor scales, and a full chord directory can help readers find just the right sound. Chapters on organizing song fragments, adding pieces, stripping them away, and customizing them can help fine-tune the process. The truth is, you don't have to be a great guitarist to be able to write songs for the guitar. Only a basic knowledge of guitar is required, and you will build up your skills and understanding as you progress through the book. More experienced players will find plenty of unexpected, habit breaking chord progressions. You will find exercises to help put theory into practice, and an inspirational catalog of essential playlists from the greatest songwriters of all time. The Guitar Player's Songwriting Bible includes an audio CD.