The Songwriter's Idea Book

Author: Sheila Davis

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440322694

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9966

In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs. You'll break new ground in your own songwriting by learning about the inherent relationship between language style, personality type and the brain. You'll go, step by step, through the creative process as you activate, incubate, separate and discriminate. You'll learn to use the whole-brain techniques of imaging, brainstorming and clustering. You'll expand your skilled use of figurative language with paragrams, metonyms, synecdoche and antonomasia. You'll be challenged to design metaphors, form symbols, make puns and coin words. And, you'll learn how to prevent writer's block, increase your productivity and maintain your creative flow. Over 100 successful student lyrics from pop, country, cabaret, and theater serve as role-models to illustrate the "whole-brain" songwriting process.

The Singer and the Songwriter

Handbook and Workbook

Author: Christine Dente,Sarah Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540606174


Page: 102

View: 6817

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: For more from Sarah Janisse Brown and the Thinking Tree Publishing Company visit the website: (Guitar Cover - This book is also offered with a Piano cover)

2011 Songwriter's Market

Author: Editors of Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599632578

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 2739

THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS For 34 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers & booking agents, music firms, and more. In the 2011 Songwriter's Market, you'll find: Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities, including how each market is different from the next and how to find success. Interviews with songwriting legends, such as Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) and Even Stevens, who's written for everyone from Kenny Rogers to Martina McBride. Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career, including how to navigate social media sites and find alternative routes to songwriting success. Plus, the basic nuts and bolts of the songwriting business are explained, including how to submit songs, the proper way to handle Copyright, how to identify scams, negotiating contracts, what royalties are (and how to get them), and more. Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, and contests. Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2011 Songwriter's Market.

2012 Songwriter's Market

Author: Adria Haley

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599632462

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 7404

The Most Trusted Guide to Songwriting Success For 35 years, Songwriter’s Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more. In the 2012 edition you also gain access to: Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career—including how to navigate the constantly evolving world of social media and discover alternative routes to songwriting success Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, and venues (a brand new addition to the listings; a helpful tool for indie artists booking their own tours) Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2012 Songwriter’s Market. Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with music licensing expert Sarah Gavigan that will teach you how to find new placements for your music "Songwriter’s Market is a valuable resource for songwriters, especially those living away from traditional music centers. It’s stuffed full of useful information." —Pat Pattison, author of Songwriting Without Boundaries and Writing Better Lyrics "Learn how to create buzz as an artist. This is an excellent resource to determine the kind of entrance you want to make into the world of singer-songwriters." —Amy Stroup, indie artist, The Other Side of Love Sessions

2014 Songwriter's Market

Author: James Duncan

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599637499

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 2626

2014 Songwriter's Market is packed with information about the inside workings of the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You will find support and encouragement through a whole world of support organizations, online resources, and songwriting-related books and magazines.

Songwriter's Market 40th Edition

Where & How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 144034793X

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 4884

Songwriter's Market is the go-to source for songwriters and performing artists who seek career advice and up-to-date information for placing their songs with music publishers, discovering record companies or producers, securing representation with a manager, and much more. With insights from a variety of industry experts and both career and up-and-coming songwriters, this edition features the firsthand and insider knowledge songwriters need to launch their career. You gain access to: Interviews with veterans like Phil Cody, Chip Taylor, and Marc Jordan and rising stars like Simon Wilcox, Francesco Yates, and the Grammy-nominated Erik Blu2th Griggs. Articles on breaking into Nashville, using Twitter to market yourself as a songwriter, and crowdfunding. Hundreds of songwriting-placement opportunities. Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, venues, and grant sources. + Includes exclusive access to the video "Pat Pattison Masterclass: Rhythm and Form" "Songwriter's Market is the indispensable tool you need to build your songwriting career. From the secrets of hit songwriting craft to an unequaled collection of pitching resources for your final recordings, this book delivers it all." --Robin Frederick, writer and producer of more than 500 songs for television, records, and audio products, and author of top-selling songwriting books


The Words, the Music & the Money

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1476851395

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 6283

(Book). An excellent and essential primer for the aspiring tunesmith, Songwriting: The Words, the Music & Money offers authoritative tips on everything from basic song forms to the hard facts of succeeding in the music business. In between, veteran songwriter Dick Weissman shares his insights into composing effective lyrics, melodies and hooks, as well as detailed breakdowns of every musical style from folk to cabaret to hip hop. The first book on the topic to be accompanied by audio covering all the musical concepts explored within, this is an invaluable resource for anyone engaged in the serious study of songwriting. No knowledge of musical notation is required.

Songwriting für Dummies

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770


Page: 408

View: 1667

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.

Three Songs, three Singers, three Nations

Amerika in drei Liedern

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846760838

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 7845

In seinem neuesten Buch entlarvt Marcus drei "gewöhnliche" amerikanische Songs als grundlegende Dokumente amerikanischer Identität: Bascom Lamar Lunsfords "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground" (1928), Geeshie Wileys "Last Kind Words Blues" (1930) und Bob Dylans "Ballad of Hollis Brown" (1964). Die Art und Weise, auf die jeder dieser Songs den unheimlichen Eindruck erweckt, er sei von niemandem geschrieben worden, erhellt unterschiedliche Aspekte der Tradition des "gewöhnlichen" Songs. Manche sind im Laufe der Zeit ohne einen identifizierbaren Urheber entstanden. Andere beziehen ihre Melodien und Motive aus obskuren Quellen, nehmen aber in den Händen eines bestimmten Künstlers eine endgültige, unvergessliche Gestalt an. Und, wie im Fall von Bob Dylans "Hollis Brown", gibt es Songs, die von einem identifizierbaren Autor stammen, aber wirken wie Folksongs, die schon seit Generationen weitergereicht worden sind. So trägt jeder dieser Songs Amerikas Geschichte, seine Menschen in sich, auch in ihrer Rolle als Zuhörer.

The Songwriter's Market Guide to Song and Demo Submission Formats

Author: Donna Collingwood

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898795448

Category: Music

Page: 153

View: 6172

Covers demo formats, lyric sheets, copyright, booking agents, managers, record companies, music publishers, record producers, commercial music firms, fine arts organizations, and contests.

Writing Alone and with Others

Author: Pat Schneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 1650

For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

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: 4371

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

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: 838

(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 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.


Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644404143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5710

Joe Spud hat allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Billionen Gründe sogar. Joe ist nämlich reich. Richtig reich. Er hat eine Achterbahn im Garten, jedes Computerspiel, das es auf der Welt gibt, und einen Orang-Utan als Butler. Joe Spud ist der reichste Zwölfjährige der Welt – er bekommt alles, was er sich wünscht. Bis auf eins: einen echten Freund. Also wagt er den Sprung ins Ungewisse und bittet seinen Vater, ihn auf eine ganz normale Schule zu schicken. Inkognito. Doch normal zu sein, ist gar nicht so einfach, wenn man daran gewöhnt ist, dass man sich mit Geld alles kaufen kann ...

The Songwriter

Author: Barb Huff

Publisher: Barbour Books

ISBN: 9781593103439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

View: 8111

"Love is easy to sing about, but songwriter Darby McKennitt feels like she's losing faith in what real love is ..."--Cover back.

Songwriter's market

Author: Cindy Laufenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898797114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 1545

Songwriters will find the inside tips on how--and where--to place their songs, in more than 2,200 up-to-date listings of song markets, songwriter organizations, contests and workshops, and more.

2008 Songwriter's Market

Author: Ian Bessler

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975023

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 7630

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