Songwriting für Dummies

Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770


Page: 408

View: 767


This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.


Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Author: Felicity Baker,Tony Wigram

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421440

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 1123


This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health problems. The authors explain the specific considerations to bear in mind when working with particular client groups to achieve the best clinical outcomes. All the contributors are experienced music therapy clinicians and researchers. They provide many case examples from clinical practice to illustrate the therapeutic methods being used, together with notated examples of songs produced in therapy. Particular emphasis is placed on how lyrics and music are created, including the theoretical approaches underpinning this process. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, clinical therapists, music therapists, educators, teachers and musicians.

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

Author: Ralph Murphy

Publisher: Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

ISBN: 0615416594

Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 208

View: 4782


Revised 2013 About the Book Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Never more so however than in the 21st century. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become "their song" requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy's Laws of Songwriting "The Book" arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process and opening the door to serious professional songwriting. Hall of fame songwriter Paul Williams said in his review of the book "If there was a hit songwriters secret handshake Da Murphy would probably have included it." About the Author Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living ding what they love to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed Murphy's Laws of Songwriting articles used as part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement based on more than luck.

Der Songwriting - Workshop 1 + 6 Songs

Schritt für Schritt erleben wie Songs entstehen - mit allen Hörbeispielen

Author: Jürgen Alfred Klein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752806958

Category: Music

Page: 124

View: 2487


Der Songwriting-Workshop ist für alle, die einfach einmal miterleben möchten wie ein Song entsteht, aber auch für Leser, die gerne komponieren lernen möchten. Er enthält neben dem ersten Song, der auch in dem Buch ‚Komponieren lernen‘ des Autors veröffentlicht wurde, sechs weitere Songs. Der Leser kann dabei Schritt für Schritt verfolgen wie diese entstehen. Durch die Aufarbeitung in Schritten, die ergänzenden Erläuterungen des Autors und dem unmittelbaren Anhören der Songteile auf der Webseite zum Buch wird schnell klar, wie eine Komposition funktioniert. Darüber hinaus werden dem Leser verschiedene Herangehensweisen beim Komponieren gezeigt, so dass er die Entstehung eines Songs aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln verfolgen kann. Der Autor arbeitet weitgehend mit Samples, so dass ein angehender Komponist, der sich Anregungen holen möchte, ohne ein Instrument spielen zu können und ohne singen zu können, auskommt.

Komponieren lernen - Songwriting

ganz ohne komplizierte Musiktheorie, mit Praxis-Workshop und allen Hörbeispielen

Author: Jürgen Alfred Klein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3839146879

Category: Music

Page: 132

View: 3552


Das Buch führt den Leser Schritt für Schritt zum komplett fertigen Song - vom Aussuchen des Rhythmus, über die Zusammenstellung der Harmonien, bis hin zum Komponieren der Melodie. Dabei wird auf komplizierte Musiktheorie völlig verzichtet. Damit der Leser das, was im Buch erklärt wird, auch praktisch nachvollziehen kann, hat der Autor dem Buch einen Praxis-Workshop spendiert. Hier wird anhand von Hörbeispielen (auf der Homepage des Autors zu finden) und praxisorientierten Erläuterungen nach und nach ein kompletter Song fertig produziert. Weiterhin erfährt der Leser, wie er einen Songtext schreibt und den Song für Live-Darbietungen oder eine Aufnahme in einem Tonstudio arrangiert. Die gezeigte Methodik eignet sich sowohl für Rock- und Popsongs als auch andere populäre Stile. Auch die Vorbereitung und die eigentliche Arbeit in einem Tonstudio werden behandelt. Ein eigenes Kapitel bildet der Einsatz des Computers beim Komponieren und der Erstellung einer eigenen Musikhomepage. Letztlich erfährt der Leser, wie er durch die Anwendung einer wissenschaftlichen Methode sicher feststellen kann, wie seine Songs beim Hörer ankommen. Das Ganze ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile, weshalb die vielen behandelten Themen eine breite Wirkung entfalten.

Melody in Songwriting

Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs

Author: Jack Perricone

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634006388

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 8535


Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start writing hits!


A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879107154

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 2851


(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles; Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm; An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song; Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index. Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.


Author: Scott Witmer

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617861634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5353


Songwriting, written by front man Scott Witmer of the indie group Light Sweet Crude, gives readers the tools they need to have a successful band. From getting inspiration to learning song structure, this book is a treasure-trove of insider knowledge. Also covered are lyric importance, ways to read music and collaborating with other artists. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047089041X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2322


Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions


Lyric and Melody Writing for Beginners: How to Become a Songwriter in 24 Hours Or Less!

Author: Alexander Wright

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518700309


Page: 38

View: 440


Have you ever wanted to write a song? - For a band or concert? - For a significant other? - To express your sentiment? - To memorialize an event? - Just to add a tune to some published literature? Is your dream to write a beautiful song full of emotions? Is it your goal to create a fast-paced, energizing track? Then you're going to want to take a look at this book. With the help of this book, you can turn your dreams into reality. Many people just think songwriting is too complicated and never even attempt to achieve their goals. A song can be used to convey much deeper emotions than just words alone. Where words may fail, a song can touch someone's heart. With every known culture in history utilizing some form of music, it's become one of the most important aspects of many people's daily lives. Music can be used to pass down a tradition, to create excitement, or to bring a major issue to society's attention. If you want to write and perform a song for any reason whatsoever, but just can't seem to get started, then this book is most definitely for you. This book will teach you... - What music means - How to write meaningful lyrics - The process of making catchy melodies - Writing effective hooks - Basic songwriting knowledge - What makes a song a hit - How to put meaning behind your lyrics - Effective song structure - How to record your song - What the publication process of a song is like Songwriting is a skill that requires a lot of knowledge in several different areas. This book will inform you on the most important parts of each subject. Maybe you have a melody down but can't seem to write lyrics that fit. Or maybe you think your lyrics are great, but can't create a catchy tune. With the help of this book, you'll be writing meaningful songs in 24 hours or less! So if you want to master the difficult, but useful, skill of writing amazing songs, you're going to want to buy this book. Writing songs can sometimes be frustrating, but with this effective guide, you can have a full album in a shorter amount of time than you would have ever imagined!

Songwriting for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method

Author: John Davidson,Kiya Heartwood

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457409790

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 4398


Anyone can get started learning how to write a song with this user-friendly basic method. You will learn how to write a melody, write an interesting chord progression, develop ideas, write lyrics and more. This book teaches the basics of reading music and provides both guitar and keyboard diagrams of the basic chords. You will even learn how to copyright and protect your songs. No matter what style of music you enjoy, get ready to develop your creativity with the first-ever, fun, basic method for songwriting.


The Words, the Music & the Money

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1476851395

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 5717


(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.

Songwriters on Songwriting

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 730

View: 1710


An expanded edition of a classic collection of interviews with the greatest songwriters of modern times, this volume contains interviews with Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, and others. 62 photos.


Strategies for Musical Self-Expression and Creativity

Author: Christian V. Hauser,Daniel R. Tomal,Rekha S. Rajan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475829426

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 7085


A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write this sensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to know about the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics. Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions, musical styles, getting a contract, sustaining a career, publishers and agents, recording, and even how to survive in the music industry. No matter what music genre you desire---blues, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, classical, alternative, jingles, or rock---this is the book for you. You will find this fascinating book filled with tips, quotes from famous songwriters and musicians, and numerous stories on songwriting that will keep you fully engaged.

Try This At Home

Adventures in songwriting

Author: Frank Turner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472257847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6208


The brand new memoir from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Road Beneath My Feet. Taking 36 songs from his back catalogue, folk-punk icon Frank Turner explores his songwriting process. Find out the stories behind the songs forged in the hedonistic years of the mid-2000s North London scene, the ones perfected in Nashville studios, and everything in between. Some of these songs arrive fully-formed, as if they've always been there, some take graft and endless reworking to find 'the one'. In exploring them all, Turner reflects with eloquence, insight and self-deprecating wit on exactly what it is to be a songwriter. From love songs and break-up songs to political calls-to-arms; songs composed alone in a hotel room or in soundcheck with the Sleeping Souls, this brilliantly written memoir - featuring exclusive photos of handwritten lyrics and more - is a must-have book for FT fans and anyone curious about how to write music.


Inside the Art of Songwriting

Author: Jimmy Webb

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786884889

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 3312


The prolific songwriter offers novices advice on creating melodies, harmonies, and lyrics, as well as tips for marketing compositions and dealing with the music industry

The Secrets of Songwriting

Leading Songwriters Reveal how to Find Inspiration & Success

Author: Susan Tucker

Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1581152787

Category: Music

Page: 225

View: 7377


Fifteen of the nation's most accomplished songwriters reveal how they write, what inspires them, and how they are able to produce regularly, blending personal stories with serious discussion of the creative process. Original.

The Art of Songwriting

Author: Andrew West

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472524403

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 1674


How do you turn songwriting talent into a professional career? This essential guide tackles that question, alongside many others, taking songwriters through all the developmental phases and commercial experiences along the way in order to inspire and encourage the reader to find their own voice and write successfully within their chosen genre. Collating the best-available expertise with fresh ideas about the industry, Andrew West equips the reader with what every productive songwriter needs to know: how to write communicative songs that express meaning and convey individuality; how to develop songs into records; how the writer can function as a marketer and seller of original work; how domestic and international markets operate; and how to act and interact meaningfully within the culture of those market. Armed with this knowledge, the songwriter is able to engage creatively and financially to make the most of their potential.

Lewis Carrolls Alice im Songwriting

Author: Sandra Burin

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640527836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

View: 5328


Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Komparatistik, Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1, Universität Wien (Institut für Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Proseminar: Intertextualität im Songwriting, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit wird die Biographie des Autors kurz erläutert und die Texte ("Alice im Wunderland" und "Alice hinter den Spiegeln") im Hinblick auf die Songs, die den Alice-Stoff behandeln untersucht. Das Ziel meiner Arbeit ist es, herauszufinden warum der Alice-Stoff so oft und gerne im Songwriting verwendet wird/wurde.