The Singer-Songwriter Handbook

Author: Justin Williams,Katherine Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920319

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 1602

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.

The Singer and the Songwriter

Handbook and Workbook

Author: Christine Dente,Sarah Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540606174

Category:

Page: 102

View: 3446

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)

The Songwriter's Handbook

Author: Tom T. Hall

Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press

ISBN: 9781558538603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 9901

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.

The Singer-Songwriter's Guide to Recording in the Home Studio

Author: Shane Adams

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495070808

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 490

(Berklee Guide). Record songs in your own home studio! Today's smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, this book will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording process works, and how to get the best sound possible out of whatever equipment you own and whatever style of music you produce. This book makes recording easy so you can spend your effeorts thinking about creatieve songwriting and performing, rather than struggling with technology.

The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

Paradigms, Politics and Place

Author: Isabelle Marc,Stuart Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317016068

Category: Music

Page: 238

View: 7923

The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and much-debated for a variety of reasons. Many such musicians possess large and zealous followings, their output often esteemed politically and usually held up as the nearest popular music gets to high art, such facets often yielding sizeable economic benefits. Yet this figure, per se, has been the object of scant critical discussion, with individual practitioners celebrated for their isolated achievements instead. In response to this lack of critical knowledge, this volume identifies and interrogates the musical, linguistic, social and ideological elements that configure the singer-songwriter and its various equivalents in Europe, such as the French auteur-compositeur-interprète and the Italian cantautore, since the late 1940s. Particular attention is paid to the emergence of this figure in the post-war period, how and why its contours have changed over time and space subsequently, cross-cultural influences, and the transformative agency of this figure as regards party and identity politics in lyrics and music, often by means of individual case studies. The book's polycentric approach endeavours to redress the hitherto Anglophone bias in scholarship on the singer-songwriter in the English-speaking world, drawing on the knowledge of scholars from across Europe and from a variety of academic disciplines, including modern language studies, musicology, sociology, literary studies and history.

The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter

Author: Katherine Williams,Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107063647

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 5097

This Companion explores the historical and theoretical contexts of the singer-songwriter tradition, and includes case studies of singer-songwriters from Thomas d'Urfey through to Kanye West.

The Complete Singer-Songwriter

A Troubadour's Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording, and Business Second Edition

Author: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495063739

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 943

(Book). The Complete Singer-Songwriter is the ultimate guide for the modern performer, chock-full of tips, tools, and inspiration for both aspiring troubadours and those looking to take their craft and career to the next level. Author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on firsthand interviews with songwriting legends and rising stars; expert advice from managers, agents, lawyers, and publishers; and his own experiences as a performing songwriter. He offers this invaluable companion for singer-songwriters on their journey from idea to song to the stage, studio, and beyond. New in the second edition: * A songwriter's guide to chord progressions * Understanding song form and rhyme * Dozens of songwriting games and exercises * Essential info on copyrighting your songs, music publishing, and digital royalties * Online companion at completesingersongwriter.com with playlists and additional resources Songwriting tips and techniques from more than 100 artists, including Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Jewel, Jeff Tweedy, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, John Fogerty, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson, Jason Mraz, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Garcia, Dar Williams, and more.

For You to See the Stars

Author: Radney Foster

Publisher: Working Title Farm (an imprint of River's Edge Media, LLC)

ISBN: 1940595665

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 6686

Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster found commercial success and critical acclaim due in large part to his literary approach to country music. Known for penning dozens of Top Forty, Top Twenty, Top Ten hits for both himself and Nashville's elite, he felt driven to tell stories longer than the three minutes allowed for radio. For You to See the Stars is a testament to his talent, showing the diversity of his voice, bringing lyrical prose to the page, and presenting Radney Foster to a whole new audience. The CD of the same title, includes the ten songs that inspired these stories.

The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook

A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks, & Writing the Best Songs of Your Life

Author: Karl Coryat,Nicholas Dobson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308797

Category: Music

Page: 127

View: 5047

This book teaches an innovative method called Immersion Composition that drives musicians to engage their creativity by writing as much music as possible in a set time period. After learning to apply the method, elusive moments of inspiration can be summoned on command. The book also explains how to form a group of like-minded songwriters (a “lodge”), presents dozens of tips and games for making the most out of an Immersion Composition session, and shows how to turn brainstormed raw materials into polished songs.

More Songwriters on Songwriting

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682244X

Category: Music

Page: 672

View: 4385

The long-awaited sequel to Songwriters on Songwriting, often called "the songwriter's bible," More Songwriters on Songwriting goes to the heart of the creative process with in-depth interviews with many of the world's greatest songwriters. Covering every genre of popular music from folk, rock 'n' roll, Broadway, jazz, pop, and modern rock, this is a remarkable journey through some sixty years of popular songwriting: from Leiber & Stoller's genius rock 'n' roll collaborations and Richard Sherman's Disney songs to Kenny Gamble's Philly Sound; Norman Whitfield's Motown classics; Loretta Lynn's country standards; expansive folk music from Peter, Paul, and Mary; folk-rock from Stephen Stills; confessional gems from James Taylor; poetic excursions form Patti Smith; Beatles magic from Ringo Starr; expansive brilliance from Paul Simon; complex melodic greatness from Brian Wilson; the most untrustworthy narrator alive in Randy Newman; the dark rock theater of both Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie; the sophisticated breadth of Elvis Costello; the legendary jazz of Herbie Hancock; the soulful swagger of of Chrissie Hynde; the funny-poignant beauty of John Prine; the ancient wisdom fused with hip-hop and reggae of Matisyahu; and much more. In all of it is the collective wisdom of those who have written songs for decades, songs that have impacted our culture forever.

Succeeding in Music

Business Chops for Performers & Songwriters

Author: John Stiernberg

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1423456998

Category: Music

Page: 228

View: 9698

Succeeding in Music: Business Chops for Performers and Songwriters.

American Troubadours

Groundbreaking Singer-songwriters of the '60s

Author: Mark Brend

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879306410

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 7281

The others are still known only to relatively small groups of enthusiasts - critics, knowledgeable collectors, and other musicians. This book tells their stories."--BOOK JACKET.

101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting

Author: Diana Williamson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535295826

Category:

Page: 110

View: 4049

101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting goes behind the scenes and shows you how successful songwriters craft and market their hits. Through a series of famous examples, insider secrets, and amusing anecdotes, you will learn how to apply these winning strategies yourself. Broken down into bite-size morsels of "one tip per page", you can read this on the run or nestled in your easy chair. For songwriters of all levels and people curious about the world of songwriting in general, there is something for everyone.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

Author: Shelly Peiken

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495063615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 1985

(Book). Confessions of a Serial Songwriter is an amusing and poignant memoir about songwriter Shelly Peiken's journey from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional songwriter writing hits of her own. It's about growing up, the creative process the highs and the lows, the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success, the divas and schemers, but also the talented and remarkable people she's found along the way. It's filled with stories and step-by-step advice about the songwriting process, especially collaboration. And it's about the challenge of staying relevant in a rapidly changing and youth-driven world. As Shelly so eloquently states in Confessions of a Serial Songwriter : "If I had to come up with one X factor that I could cite as a characteristic most hit songs have in common (and this excludes hit songs that are put forth by an already well-oiled machine...that is, a recording artist who has so much notoriety and momentum that just about anything he or she releases, as long as it's 'pretty good,' will have a decent shot at succeeding), I would say it would be: A universal sentiment in a unique frame ." Peiken has tapped the universal sentiment again and again; her songs have been recorded by such artists as Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, the Pretenders, and others. In Confessions of a Serial Songwriter , she pulls the curtain back on the music business from the perspective of a behind-the-scenes hit creator and shares invaluable insight into the craft of songwriting.

The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter

Author: Katherine Williams,Justin A. Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316495345

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 4566

Most often associated with modern artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and Carole King, the singer-songwriter tradition in fact has a long and complex history dating back to the medieval troubadour and earlier. This Companion explains the historical contexts, musical analyses, and theoretical frameworks of the singer-songwriter tradition. Divided into five parts, the book explores the tradition in the context of issues including authenticity, gender, queer studies, musical analysis, and performance. The contributors reveal how the tradition has been expressed around the world and throughout its history to the present day. Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d'Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.

Songwriting

Essential Guide to Rhyming : a Step-by-step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793511815

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 560

"Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Better Lyrics : This book has a very specific purpose: to help you 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! Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975. He played a central role in developing Berklee's unique songwriting major, the first complete songwriting degree offered anywhere. Doctoral work in philosophy at Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Literary Criticism gave him the knowledge and inspiration necessary to concentrate on the art of lyric writing. In addition to his work for television and film, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, Pat writes monthly articles for Home and Studio Recording magazine."--P. 4 de la couv.

On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523095458

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 7253

Parker J. Palmer On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy) comes a brave and beautiful book of reflections on eight decades of life and work. Reframing aging as “a passage of discovery and engagement,” Palmer says, “Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good.” On the Brink of Everything is not a “guide to” or “handbook for” getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging readers to do the same with theirs. In elegant prose and lyrical poetry, he offers a set of meditations on the meanings of one's life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise,” Palmer writes. “But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With gravity and levity, compassion and chutzpah, Palmer writes about cultivating a robust inner and outer life, a sense of meaning and purpose amid pain as well as joy, and the intergenerational relations that enhance the lives of young and old alike. Here's a book not only for elders but also for those younger folks we call “old souls.” And this book sings! It includes three songs by Palmer's longtime friend and colleague, singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book. At the download site for the songs, Palmer and Newcomer hope to engage readers in an ongoing conversation about what Howard Thurman called “the growing edge” of our personal and public lives. Ultimately, Palmer sees age as a precious gift: “The fact that I've come this far makes me one of the lucky ones.” Surprised by the fact that he likes being old, he writes, “Welcome to the brink of everything. It takes a lifetime to get here, but the stunning view and the wake-up breeze in your face make it worth the trip.”

Essential Worship

A Handbook for Leaders

Author: Greg Scheer

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493405446

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8382

An Essential Guide to Understanding and Leading Worship Worship leaders are adrift in a sea of worship resources, but, incredibly, no single book provides a simple introduction to worship and worship leading. Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice. Each concept is introduced clearly and concisely. Diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists make the information easy to digest. And preparation and reflection questions help readers apply the material to their own church context. Whether one is a beginner or an experienced worship leader, readers from all traditions will find in this resource a solid foundation for future success. It is particularly well-suited for the first-time worship or praise band leader, as well as for pastors who want to be more intentional about the music in their services.

The Home Recording Handbook

Use What You've Got to Make Great Music

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855846

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 2808

(Technical Reference). Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones & monitors, and you've got a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What you might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential ... which is where the Home Recording Handbook comes in. Author Dave Hunter shows you how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets. Packed with tips and techniques born out of years of recording experience, supported by specially recorded audio tracks, this is an essential volume for the working musician.

The Music Producer's Handbook

Author: Bobby Owsinski

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1423474007

Category: Music

Page: 290

View: 6285

Music Producer's Handbook is a Hal Leonard publication.