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.
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.
From Threading the Needle to Basting the Hem, All You Need to Alter and Create Beautiful Clothes, Gifts, and Decorations
Author: Sandra Detrixhe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Despite the availability of retail fashion, more and more people are turning away from the assembly line toward one-of-a-kind clothing, decorations, and accessories. The Everything Sewing Book provides readers with easy instructions for creating beautiful garments, gifts, and decorations for the home. From selecting the right needle and thread to choosing fabrics, reading patterns, and working with a machine, this uncomplicated book introduces readers to the basics of sewing as they complete increasingly challenging projects that will be cherished for years to come. Also included are tips and tricks for making alterations and repairs and dressing up old clothes with embroidery and accents. Projects include: Curtains and tablecloths Colorful appliqued tote bags Pillows and wall hangings Dresses and skirts Shirts and vests Supplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.
Create Unique And Inspired Cartoons For Fun And Profit
Author: Brad J Guigar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
No matter what your background, The Everything Cartooning Book is the all-in-one reference to unlock your hidden potential and set you on the fast track toward a rewarding career in cartooning. Professional cartoonist Brad J. Guigar shows you everything from how to create believable characters and effective story lines to writing humor and getting published. This step-by-step guide shows you all the insider techniques and tricks you need to make it in this fun and creative field. Features tips on how to: Show movement Create cartoons for different genres Develop your individual style Craft story lines Sell your work and more Whether you like to draw Manga, create humorous animal characters, or satirize the world around you, The Everything Cartooning Book teaches you all you need to know to successfully follow your artistic dreams.
Grab Your Tackle Box and Get Hooked on America's Favorite Outdoor Sport
Author: Ronnie Garrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
You've dusted off your old fishing rod, dug up a few worms, grabbed some sunblock and a cooler, and now you're all set to go fishin' Or are you? The Everything Fishing Book is the perfect guide to get you out by your favorite fishing hole, casting your line. The author, experienced fisherman and outdoor sportswriter Ronnie Garrison, provides you with step-by-step instruction on how to choose bait, bait a hook, cast a line, and reel the fish in like a pro. The Everything Fishing Book helps you: Choose a rod and reel Tie knots Select a fishing spot Buy or catch bait Reel in a fish Cook and prepare a catch Packed with dozens of clear, easy-to-follow illustrations, The Everything Fishing Book makes catching the Big One a snap!
Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen
Author: Amanda Palmer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.
From the Open House to Closing the Deal, All You Need to Get the Most Money for Your Home!
Author: Shahri Masters
Category: Business & Economics
The Everything Homeselling Book answers any questions you may have, and then some! With expert advice on preparing your house for sale, creating eye-catching listings, and holding open houses, this all-in-one guide shows you how to get through each and every step like a pro! Features professional advice on: Determining the best sale price Presenting your house at its finest Selling your home at the right time Negotiating offers Getting everything in order for a swift closing With The Everything Homeselling Book, you’ll avoid all the common pitfalls associated with putting your home on the market—and sell it quickly with confidence!
The Everything(r) Travel Crosswords Book is filled with more than 150 light crosswords in a compact package, making it the perfect companion for the plane, car, or beach! Travelling themes include: Movies Sci-fi Sports Astronomy The Everything(r) Travel Crosswords Book is full of take-anywhere fun that's perfect for keeping readers satisfied on short trips and long drives!
Bill Callahan ist mit seinem literarischen Debüt ein Werk von poetischer Dichte und berührender Menschlichkeit gelungen, das seinen besten musikalischen Arbeiten nicht nachsteht. Bill Callahans literarischer Tonfall ist so verrückt wie die Wirklichkeit und so realistisch wie ein durchgeknalltes Erwachsenenmärchen. Das beste Übel des Menschseins, eben die Liebe, ist schon lange nicht mehr so treffend beschrieben worden, wie in dem Romandebüt des amerikanischen Singer-Songwriters- in deutscher Erstausgabe. »Die Welt um mich herum war still geworden. Die Stille senkte sich wie schwerer Schnee, langsam und stetig. Seither warte ich auf das Knirschen von Schritten, die sich meinen anschließen.« So beginnt der erste von insgesamt 62 Briefen, die ein gleichermaßen mysteriöser wie solitärer Erzähler an eine Frau richtet, die er bei einer Party trifft. Boxen hat einen großen Stellenwert im Leben des Berichtenden, gefolgt von seiner wissenschaftlichen Auseinandersetzung mit einem meteorologischen Phänomen - einem geisterhaften Wirbel, dem Vortex, der sein Leben aber längst nicht so durcheinander bringt wie die unbekannte Schöne, der die Schriftstücke gewidmet sind. Poetisch, lakonisch und immer wieder auch sehr witzig fängt der Schreibende seine Umwelt ein, verfertigt kurze Tagesberichte voll kleiner Details und großer Gefühle. Poetisch, lakonisch und immer wieder auch sehr witzig fängt der Schreibende seine Umwelt ein, verfertigt kurze Tagesberichte voll kleiner Details und großer Gefühle.
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
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.
Timeless Favorites from the Old and New Testaments
Author: Michael Paydos
From Genesis: The Beginning and Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, to The Crucifixion, Resurrection, and The Ascension...The Everything Bible Stories Book is packed full of stories that will transport you and your children back to biblical times where Creation began, the Red Sea parted and the Ten Commandments were delivered, David became King of israel, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and, of course, much more.
From Breaking to Bank Shots, Everything You Need to Master the Game
Author: Amy Wall,Francine Crimi
Publisher: Adams Media
If you want to learn the game of pool and show off your talents to friends, this book provides you with the perfect introduction. It provides you with complete, step by step instruction on holding the cue stick, setting up a shot, rules, and winning strategies of the game.
Take your understanding of music to the next level
Author: Marc Schonbrun
Perfect for everyone from the intermediate musician to the collegiate music major, this book is a complete guide to mastering musical understanding! It's a total educational package, with a helpful audio CD, hundreds of illustrations, and challenging practice exercises. You'll learn: How chords and scales are constructed How rhythm works and how to understand complex time signatures How composers and musicians think about songwriting Each clear, easy-to-understand chapter includes several Etudes. These focused practice exercises test and reinforce your newfound understanding of music theory. With this hands-on practice, you'll become a true musician in no time!