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.
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.
Now newbie songwriters can learn the craft - and sing their own praises online. Beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide, including: ? How to create melodies. ? How to create many different harmonies. ? Techniques using deliberate rhythm and stylistic changes. ? How to enable one's songwriting to grow and evolve. ? How to deal with songwriter's block. ? The best places to upload one's work for maximum exposure and opportunities.
Author Jennifer MacKay focuses on songwriting from a craft standpoint. Because the lyrics themselves are only one part of songwriting, she also covers melody, tempo, and rhythm, and explains how this can differ between genres. A few key influential singers and songwriters are discussed along with the general craft.
Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
'The Art of Songwriting' is a comprehensive guide to life, art and making great songs.It's not about chasing a hit song. It's not about theories that are interesting but no use filling the blank page. And most of all -- it's not just about the craft of songwriting.It's about how to create, think and live like a songwriter. It's about being resilient, innovative and passionate about what you make. It's about how artists can change the world -- and why they should.
David Baroni is a Grammy award winning songwriter who shares his insights, passion and songwriting expertise in this entertaining and enlightening book. David's songs have been recorded by Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Ron Kenoly, Selah, Debby Boone, Don Moen, Alvin Slaughter and many others. A musician, artist and producer, he has been writing songs professionally for over 30 years. Filled with humor, practical tips and the unique perspective gleaned from his international ministry, "The Heart and The Art of Songwriting" is sure to inspire you!
Isle of Noises features brand-new, exclusive, in-depth conversations with twenty-seven of the UK's greatest living musicians. Artists discuss their individual approach to writing, the inspiration behind their most successful songs, and the techniques and methods they have independently developed. It is an incredible musical journey spanning fifty years, from 'Waterloo Sunset' by Ray Davies to 'The Beast' by Laura Marling, with many lyrical and melodic secrets revealed along the way. Original handwritten lyrics from personal archives and notebooks (many never-before-seen) offer a unique glimpse into the heart of the creative process, and some of the greatest names in photography, including Jill Furmanovsky, Pennie Smith and Sheila Rock, have contributed stunning portraits of each artist. The combination of individual personal insights and the breadth and depth of knowledge in their collected experience makes Isle of Noises the essential word on classic British songwriting - as told by the songwriters themselves.
Can you remember exactly where you were the first time you heard “What a Wonderful World” and how it made you feel? Did you play Paul Williams’s “We’ve Only Just Begun” at your wedding? Throughout time, certain songs and their lyrics have come to act as key emotional landmarks in our hearts and minds and continue to resonate throughout our lives. Graham Nash and Manuscript Originals present Off the Record, a premier collection of twenty-five of the most talented and successful songwriters of all time. These writers share their thoughts and memories about the creation of their classic songs, how they fell in love with music, their careers in the music business, and the art of songwriting in over two hundred beautifully designed pages of personal interviews illuminated with historical archival photographs of each artist and the first performers or groups to record the songs. In addition, each songwriter has personally created an original handwritten manuscript of the lyrics to his or her featured song, which is artfully displayed in that songwriter’s chapter. Among the songwriters and songs included in Off the Record are Graham Nash on “Our House,” Carole King on “I Feel the Earth Move,” John Lee Hooker on “Boom Boom,” Grace Slick on “White Rabbit,” Ben E. King on “Stand by Me”, Mac Davis on “In the Ghetto,” Paul Williams on “We’ve Only Just Begun,” Peter Yarrow on “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” George David Weiss on “What a Wonderful World,” Ervin Drake on “It Was a Very Good Year,” Jimmie Davis on “You Are My Sunshine,” and many more. Off the Record is a celebration of the art of songwriting, these twenty-five classic songs, and the lives and talents of their remarkable writers. We hope you will enjoy this musical journey through some of the most beloved songs of our times, which have impacted the lives of people throughout the world.
Finally—the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating songs about the most enduring musical subject of all. Readers will discover how to express their feelings in lyrics, master a wide scope of emotions and moods, choose an appropriate musical style, and craft beautiful songs that will woo any audience. This user-friendly guide presents technical information with precision, yet wrapped in a conversational, personal tone that’s entertaining and easy to read. Packed with references to favorite hit songs, this must-have guide enables songwriters and musicians to understand and express love in a whole new way.
Wer eine Karriere im Musikgeschäft anstrebt, kommt an diesem Buch nicht vorbei! Ob bei der Planung eines Auftritts, bei Vertragsverhandlungen oder der Verwaltung der Finanzen - im Musikbusiness lauern viele rechtliche und finanzielle Fallen. Branchen-Kenner Wolfram Herrmann hat den US-Bestseller des Staranwalts Donald S. Passman auf die Musik-Szene in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz übertragen. In diesem Ratgeber enthüllen die beiden Experten ihr umfangreiches Insiderwissen - fundiert und eingängig. "Hätte ich dieses Buch bereits zu Beginn meiner Karriere gehabt, wäre ich heute zehn Mal reicher und hätte ein Vermögen an Anwaltsgebühren gespart." Ed Bicknell, Manager der 'Dire Straits'
Rainer Maria Rilke: Briefe an einen jungen Dichter Zehn Briefe, verfasst als Antworten an den jungen Dichter Franz Xaver Kappus zwischen 1903 und 1908. Erstdruck: Leipzig, 1929. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Singer Sargent, Studie eines jungen Mannes. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
Ein spiritueller Pfad zur Aktivierung unserer Kreativität
Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
Die eigene Kreativität mit dem völlig neu überarbeiteten Bestseller entdecken: Das 12-Wochen-Programm von Julia Cameron führt Sie auf eine Entdeckungsreise zur eigenen Kreativität. Lernen Sie alle Hindernisse wie Ängste und Abhängigkeiten beiseite zu räumen und befreien Sie so Ihr kreatives Potenzial. Gestalten Sie Ihr Leben reicher, lebendiger und erfüllter. Die Autorin besitzt die Weisheit und Authentizität derjenigen, die das, was sie lehren, selbst intensiv durchlebt haben.
A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Stephen Citron
Publisher: Limelight Editions
(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.