The singer-songwriter, someone who writes and performs their own music, is an ever-present and increasingly complex figure in popular music worlds. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook provides a useful resource for student songwriters, active musicians, fans and scholars alike. This handbook is divided into four main sections: Songwriting (acoustic and digital), Performance, Music Industry and Case Studies. Section I focuses on the 'how to' elements of popular song composition, embracing a range of perspectives and methods, in addition to chapters on the teaching of songwriting to students. Section II deals with the nature of performance: stagecraft, open mic nights, and a number of case studies that engage with performing in a range of contexts. Section III is devoted to aspects of the music industry and the business of music including sales, contract negotiations, copyright, social media and marketing. Section IV provides specific examples of singer-songwriter personae and global open mic scenes. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook is a much-needed single resource for budding singer-songwriters as well as songwriting pedagogues.
Singer & Songwriter Handbook - DIY Lessons for the beginner and intermediate musician. SALE! This idea book is divided into 2 sections, the first half takes you step-by-step through simple yet imaginative exercises to inspire and improve your songwriting skills. The second half offers easy-to-follow steps through exercises and workouts designed to enhance your vocal skills. Both sections include tips and technical knowledge to help you become a well-rounded artist. It's a unique tool that takes you from writing a song to performing it! Christine Dente's "Out of the Grey" Handbook and Workbook. - Guitar Cover (We also offer the same book with a piano cover option). SALE! Normal price $27.50! A Step by Step Guide to Help You to Become a Better Songwriter and Singer, Enhance Your Creativity, and Add Color to Your Artistic Journey. Christine Dente from Out of the Grey brings you this practical and attractive workbook for the singer-songwriter. Do you long for effortless singing? Do you need just the right inspiration for writing that song? This is the book you've been looking for! Designed with the beginner and intermediate musician in mind, it's a handbook that shares Christine's 25 years of experience as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. In this approachable format for young and old and everyone in between, she helps you cultivate your creativity AND improve your musical abilities! Topics Covered: ~tapping into your creativity ~simple steps for starting a song ~making a good melody ~writing great lyrics ~finding the right chords for your song ~using figurative & descriptive language ~creating titles and hooks ~easy harmonic theory ~top 10 co-writing tips ~finding freedom for your voice ~best posture and breath for singing ~basic vocal technique ~easy warm-ups and exercises ~sample workouts for your voice ~practical applications for singing your songs For more from Christine Dente and Out of the Grey visit the website: www.outofthegreymusic.com For more from Sarah Janisse Brown and the Thinking Tree Publishing Company visit the website: www.FunSchoolingBooks.com (Guitar Cover - This book is also offered with a Piano cover)
This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to the world ofwriting and singing your own songs. You'll learn some basic information on vocalhealth, breathing, and techniques to help develop your vocal stamina, agility, flexibility and range. The accompanying audio makes practicing the vocal exercises and developing a daily routine easy and accessible. You will also learn the basics of crafting a song through song form, rhyme schemes, lyrical approaches, and how to find your inspiration. An overview of basic guitar chordsand how to create your own chord progressions makes it easy to start creating your own songs right away
This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to the world of writing and singing your own songs. You'll learn some basic information on vocal health, breathing, and techniques to help develop your vocal stamina, agility, flexibility and range. The accompanying audio makes practicing the vocal exercises and developing a daily routine easy and accessible. You will also learn the basics of crafting a song through song form, rhyme schemes, lyrical approaches, and how to find your inspiration. An overview of basic guitar chords and how to create your own chord progressions makes it easy to start creating your own songs right away.
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 Monster Songwriters Manual is the second in the brilliant series that has been penned by musician/ songwriter/ vocalist/ author Winston Gay. This work is a poignant in-depth look at the Art of Songwriting. The Monster Songwriters Manual will hold you captive as he explores each facet of the world of songwriting. Winstons serious humor makes the subject of songwriting palatable so that you can compare, learn, and fine tune your own songwriting ability. The series of Monster books are a must read and a must have in your personal library. OVERCOMING WRITERS BLOCK BUILDING A SONG GIFTS / ABILITIES / TALENTS LIFESTYLE & LONGEVITY PERFORMING LIVE / STUDIO A REASON TO RHYME SUBJECT MATTER THE MELODY
The Songwriter's Handbook teaches the secrets of becoming a successful songwriter. "How can I find ideas for songs?" "What are the best ways to deal with a publisher?" "When I sell my song, how will I get paid?" A glossary of definitions and terms and more. Illustrated and indexed.
A songwriter, record producer, and music publisher discusses the key elements involved in writing songs for advertising, motion pictures, and the theater and gives tips on protecting oneself in contract negotiations and starting a songwriting workshop
Critically acclaimed, Top-40 chart-topping, recording artist and singer-songwriter, Dean Friedman, presents a funny, informative, thoroughly practical and easy to follow course on how to write your own songs. Using examples from well-known songs by top songwriters, as well as his own catalog of international chart-topping hits, Friedman explains the basic structure of songs and explores the art and practical craft of songwriting in clear, easy to understand language. The Songwriters Handbook offers rare insight into the minute-to-minute songwriting process from the perspective of a chart-topping songwriter who has been hailed by critics, and fans alike, as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation. "Songsmith Extraordinaire " - MusicWeek "Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant" - ThreeWeeks. "Dean Friedman's songs are the soundtrack of our lives" - The New York Times ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dean Friedman is a New York based singer/songwriter/recording artist with a string of international chart-topping hits, TV/Film soundtracks and commercials to his credit. Classic hits like Ariel, Lydia, Lucky Stars, Rocking Chair, McDonald's Girl and Woman of Mine have established him as a master songsmith. He enjoys a loyal international following, tours regularly and conducts Songwriting Masterclasses at universities and music conservatories around the world.
Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (b. 1973) is famous around the world for his engaging live performances and multi-faceted musical style. This book uses several aspects of his musical style, persona, and biography as springboards from which to discuss and interrogate musicological and analytical frameworks. A primary theme is the interplay between popular music and Western Art Music. Rufus Wainwright aims to show that different techniques of analysing music from a popular musicology standpoint are a valuable contribution to the wider musicological discipline, and conversely that the application of theories from traditional musicology can shed light on popular song.
Egal, ob Sänger in einer Band oder Bewerber für"Deutschland sucht den Superstar": Richtiges Singen muss trainiertwerden. Die ausgebildete Sängerin Pamelia S. Phillipsvermittelt in diesem Buch das Handwerkszeug, wie man richtig singt.Sie zeigt, wie man die richtige Körperhaltung beim Singeneinnimmt, richtig atmet und seinen Stimmumfang erweitert. VieleGesangsbeispiele, die sich auch auf der beiliegenden CD befinden,helfen dabei den eigenen Klang und die Artikulation zu verbessern.Außerdem zeigt die Autorin allen, die gerne vor Publikumsingen möchten, wie man den richtigen Song auswählt, derzu einem passt, wie man einen Song richtig präsentiert undlast but not least wie man mit Lampenfieber richtig umgeht.
With over three decades of experience, Tiff Lacey has compiled a guide to the music industry. The book explains how to avoid common pitfalls and useful information including how to protect your compositions. A concise must-have handbook.
This book will provide help and practical advice to anyone who wants to write their own songs. Whether you have lyrics that need to be set to music, or music but no lyrics, this handbook is a rich source of inspiration and hands-on guidance to help you achieve the results you are after. With dozens of templates for pop, rock, blues, jazz and folk styles, the book will guide you through the basics of writing songs.
(Book). This book realistically prepares a singer for life in the world of professional music. Author Gloria Rusch gives candid advice on topics including: getting started, finding a vocal coach, defining one's voice, learning correct breathing, conquering stage fright, microphone techniques, connecting with an audience, common vocal ailments, recording studio pointers, finding a band, landing a record deal, and much more. The book includes extensive interviews with Kevon Edmonds of the group After 7, stage and television producer Ken Kragen, Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer, multi-platinum songwriter Andy Goldmark, and other knowledgeable session singers, sound engineers, and arrangers. 212 pages, 9" x 12"
In dieser spannenden Pionierarbeit werden erstmals Schlüsselkonzepte der aktuellen Gender-Politik und Queer Theorie wie Ironie, Parodie, Camp, Maske/Maskerade, Mimesis/Mimikry, Cyborg, Transsexualität und Dildo wissenschaftlich aufbereitet. Mit Hilfe einer neuen Art der Wissensvermittlung verbindet die Autorin anspruchsvolle sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Theorien mit praktischen Beispielen aus den Cultural Studies. Der subversive Charakter queerer Motive wird am Beispiel zeitgenössischer Rock- und Popmusik aufgezeigt und in Beziehung zu klassischen Diskursen der abendländischen Philosophiegeschichte gesetzt.