Essential Songwriter

Craft Great Songs & Become a Better Songwriter

Author: Jonathan Feist,Jimmy Kachulis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147686697X

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 4609

(Berklee Methods). The Berklee in the Pocket Essential Songwriter is an accessible reference guide that will quickly lead songwriters to ideas that are at the heart of countless hit songs. The tips and strategies jam-packed into this concise guide will help you tackle writer's block and gain fresh insight into the songwriting process. Includes: the 17 chord progressions that are at the heart of the most popular hit songs, guitar charts and keyboard chords showing how to play progressions in all 12 keys, tips to customize essential chord progressions to suit your own songs, contact info for businesses and organizations most important to the working songwriter, and more!

Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary

Handy Guide

Author: Kevin Mitchell

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457409455

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 5897

This is the easiest, most practical rhyming dictionary available. Now you can find the word you're looking for while discovering words you hadn't thought of. This invaluable resource lists words in dictionary format, contains only the words you need (not the ones you don't), includes places, proper names, cliches, expressions, slang words and more! It also includes song lyric tips to help you work through writer's block.

Mini Music Guides: Rhyming Dictionary

All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format!

Author: Kevin Mitchell

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1470625024

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 7001

Over 36,000 words in a simple, easy-to-find format! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. With over 36,000 words organized in a practical, easy-to-find format, Rhyming Dictionary is the most useful compact rhyming dictionary available. Features: * Easy reference guide for songwriters, lyricists, and poets * Simple format allows for quick reference * Concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music * A guide to lyric writing and rhyming schemes * Words are listed in a familiar dictionary-style format.

The Everything Songwriting Book

All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs

Author: C.J. Watson,C. J. Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440522650

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 3919

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.

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

View: 9666

(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.

Star Tracks

Principles for Success in the Music & Entertainment Business

Author: Larry E. Wacholtz

Publisher: Thumbs Up

ISBN: 9780965234108

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 9317

"The perfect career source book for anyone who wants to break into the music & entertainment industry." "In STAR TRACKS, Larry Wacholtz has indeed written the next generation of indispensable music industry literature. The acknowledged industry bible "David Baskerville's Handbook..." finally has a fitting protege. Wacholtz has used the cream & meat from the music business elite (Passman, Krosilovsky, the Brabec twins & the late David Baskerville himself), contributed a ton of his own research data with practical quotes by top professionals, & presented it in a lively, easy-reading style. The book is comprehensive, with a wealth of charts & figures, but manages to never be dull."--Alan Remington, Professor of Music, Orange Coast College. Content: copyright law, music publishing, songwriting, record labels, recording studios, studio musicians, recording artists, audio engineers, record producers, marketing, radio promotion, artist management, concert promotion, distribution, budgets & music business economics. To order: Thumbs Up Publishing, 123 Hillsboro Place, Nashville, TN 37215, (615) 269-7412, 1(888) STAR-TKS (1-888-782-7857), or FAX (615) 386-0407. List $21.95, (30% discount to bookstores, mass markets, libraries, & professional organizations, 10% discount to university bookstores).

Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming

A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476867550

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 6921

(Berklee Press). This book has a very specific purpose: to help songwriters find better rhymes and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyrics writing, and this guide will provide all of the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. The exercises and worksheets help experienced writers take a fresh look at their techniques, and prevent novices from developing bad habits. Use this book to start writing better than ever before!

Pat Pattison's Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming

A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming for Poets and Lyricists

Author: Pat Pattison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 148039470X

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 1980

(Berklee Press). 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! You will learn to: Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story * Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective * Spotlight important ideas using rhyme. The second edition of this classic songwriting text contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T.S. Eliot, and other songwriters and poets.

Songwriting

A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879107154

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 8091

(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.

2008 Songwriter's Market

Author: Ian Bessler

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3384

Listings for places that buy popular music, jingles, film scores, musical plays, and more indicate the names and addresses of people to contact, specific requirements, and payment rates, and are supplemented by articles on the songwriting market

1998 Songwriter's Market

2,500 Places to Market Your Songs

Author: Cindy Laufenberg

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898797954

Category: Reference

Page: 519

View: 2470

Listings for places that buy popular music, jingles, film scores, musical plays, and more indicate the names and addresses of people to contact, specific requirements, and payment rates, and are supplemented by articles on the songwriting market

Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording

Author: Darryl Swann

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495053075

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 4906

(Musicians Institute Press). Essential Songwriting, Producing & Recording brings to those of all ages a simple, easy to understand approach to learning songwriting, producing and recording. Written by an acclaimed instructor at several major music schools, this book puts incredibly sophisticated knowledge into plain, everyday language with stories, metaphors, photos, illustrations, and examples that are sure to educate as well as entertain.

How to be a Hit Songwriter

Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music

Author: Molly-Ann Leikin

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634050015

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 9470

(Book). You've written what you think is a great melody, what you hope is a strong lyric, and you've cut what sounds to you like a killer track. But how do you know if it's a hit? And what do you do with it if it is? Your only option is How to Be a Hit Songwriter , essential reading for advanced songwriters. Molly-Ann Leikin is the award-winning songwriter/songwriting consultant who helps good songwriters all over the world become hit songwriters. Whether your work just needs a little rewriting, polishing or some strong connections, Leikin will guide you step by step to the top of the charts. In How to Be a Hit Songwriter she offers expert advice and exercises, including "Seven Easy Steps to Writing Hit Lyrics." The book features inside information that can turn your song into a potential hit. What's more, she's interviewed music industry power players who share tips that are essential to all developing artists.

The Absolute Essentials of Songwriting Success

Author: Rand Bishop

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 145743735X

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 9414

Your greatest desire is for your original songs to be recorded, released, and broadcast. But do you have a realistic plan to make this dream your reality? Author and hit tunesmith Rand Bishop draws from 40 years of on-the-job experience while visiting with some of the most-honored song crafters of the last five decades, unveiling a long-term strategy for building a career composing hit songs. The lessons, essays, quotations, and profiles in this book reveal how a Song Dog becomes Top Dog.

The Music Business

Career Opportunities and Self-defense

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9780609810132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 7483

Completely updated for the 21st century, "The Music Business" provides essential career advice and offers information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry--from songwriting and performing to contracts, producing, criticism, commercials, concerts, engineering, and more.

Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourself

Author: Sam Inglis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444131567

Category: Music

Page: 257

View: 9534

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, this accessible guide from a professional songwriter will prove indispensable for creating and peforming your own songs. 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 authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of songwriting. 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.

Songwriting für Dummies

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770

Category:

Page: 408

View: 7189

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.