The Everything Songwriting Book

The Everything Songwriting Book

Book - 2003
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Simple techniques for creating catchy lyrics and memorable melodies!

Nearly everyone can hum the melody or remember the words to a hit song. Clever word play, catchy melodies, and thoughtful imagery can create an impression that lasts long after a song has ended.

The Everything Songwriting Book provides amateurs and seasoned professionals alike all they need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. Learn how to develop an idea, formulate a rhyme scheme, incorporate unique phrasing, and follow through to the final note. Professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson packs this book with clever tips and tricks for overcoming writer's block, creating a "hook," and recording and selling a song to a recording company or performer.

This user-friendly guide also shows how to:
  • Tap into the common elements of hit songs
  • Incorporate instruments into songwriting
  • Understand music theory
  • Spot songwriting trends and write for a specific market
  • Produce a song
  • Know essential copyright law and other legal basics
  • Get compositions into the right hands

Complete with expert advice and practical pointers, The Everything Songwriting Book is sure to guide and inspire burgeoning songwriters at any level.

Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781580629560
1580629563
Branch Call Number: 782.4213 Watson 2003
Characteristics: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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