Songwriting

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

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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.

Melody in Songwriting

Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs

Author: Jack Perricone

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634006388

Category: Music

Page: 180

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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!

Songwriting

Author: Scott Witmer

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617861634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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.

Tunesmith

Inside the Art of Songwriting

Author: Jimmy Webb

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305687

Category: Music

Page: 448

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Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from beginning to end--from coping with writer's block, to song construction, chords, and even self-promotion. Webb also gives readers a glimpse into the professional music world.

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047089041X

Category: Music

Page: 384

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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

Essential Songwriting

Everything You Need to Compose, Perform and Sell Great Songs

Author: C. J. Watson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715327319

Category: Popular music

Page: 304

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This title covers the entire songwriting process - from developing ideas and creating musical hooks to recording and distributing songs on the airwaves, Internet and beyond.

Songwriting

The Words, the Music and the Money

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423484516

Category: Music

Page: 172

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"--Covers the creative aspects of writing song lyrics and melodies, including the process of collaborating with other writers. Song forms from folk to rock to cabaret and hip-hop are discussed. This revised edition also contains updated material about placing songs in films and on television and provides information about performing rights organizations."-- Back cover.

Songwriting for Beginners

An Easy Beginning Method

Author: John Davidson,Kiya Heartwood

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457409790

Category: Music

Page: 48

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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.

Songwriting

A Complete Guide to the Craft

Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879103574

Category: Music

Page: 334

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"Songwriting" 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 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 it 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; and 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. 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.

Songwriting

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

Author: Alexander Wright

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518700309

Category:

Page: 38

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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!

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

Author: Ralph Murphy

Publisher: Murphy's Laws of Songwriting

ISBN: 0615416594

Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 208

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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.

Songwriters on Songwriting

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 730

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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.

Songwriting

How to Write a Hit Song

Author: White Dove Books

Publisher: White Dove Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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It may surprise you to learn that you do not necessarily need to be a particularly competent musician in order to become an excellent songwriter. Ideally, you will already be playing guitar or keyboard to some basic level, or beyond. But, most importantly, you will now be looking forward to developing your musical talents to include the art of songwriting. • Songwriting Made Simple • Winning Chord Sequences • Successful Song Structures • How to Write a Song that Stands Out • Finding Your Own Voice Many successful songs are very simple in terms of the musical structure and rhythmic patterns they employ. This is very good news for the aspiring songwriter because we know that, if we learn those success formulas, there is no reason that we too cannot write a song and succeed with it. This book, which is the distillation of my many years of experience as a songwriter, can help you to find your voice and put you on the road to writing the kind of songs that will truly set you apart.

The Craft of Christian Songwriting

Author: Robert Sterling

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423463399

Category: Music

Page: 198

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(Reference). Born from eight years of teaching songwriting for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts, Robert Sterling's The Craft of Christian Songwriting deftly tackles the much-overlooked subject of craft in the Christian songwriter's creative process. The book challenges its readers to aspire to the highest level of excellence, providing chapter after chapter of practical insights into the Christian songwriting experience. All the way from "Getting Started" to "Building a Demo," The Craft of Christian Songwriting shows beginning writers how to make their next song their "best song ever," all from the unique perspective of the Christian songwriter. Practical and realistic, The Craft of Christian Songwriting is a smart read for anyone with aspirations of becoming a Christian songwriter. Highlights: * Hundreds of examples from hit songs * Concise and practical instruction on all the essential elements of the songwriting process * Writing exercises to help you improve your craft * Learn the ins and outs of collaboration * Examine 10 full lyric reprints, complete with the author's analysis * Discover how to produce a proper demo recording

Six Steps to Songwriting Success, Revised Edition

The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

Author: Jason Blume

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 0307875385

Category: Music

Page: 304

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What’s the secret to writing a hit song? It’s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Success presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with such key aids as the three-step lyric writing technique used by the pros; lyric, melody, and demo checklists; and tools for self-evaluation–plus many other exercises that work. Blume’s warm, humorous style features motivational anecdotes and entertaining stories of how hit songs came to be written and recorded. Get Six Steps to Songwriting Success, and get on the charts! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Songwriting

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

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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.

Songwriting

Essential Guide to Rhyming : a Step-by-step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793511815

Category: Music

Page: 68

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"Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics : This book has a very specific purpose: to help you find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine."--P. 4 de la couv.

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.

Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure

Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476867534

Category: Music

Page: 112

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(Berklee Guide). Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more.