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.
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!
Decipher signals, see the signs and read people's emotions—without a word!
Author: Shelly Hagen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Shifty eyes? Your boss is lying. Wide, open eyes? Your blind date is definitely interested. Crossed arms? Your mother-in-law is feeling defensive. You can read anyone's body language—if you know how and where to look. Master the art of nonverbal communication and you'll unlock the secrets of everyone you meet—yourself included! Learn how to: Identify an aggressive handshake Recognize a genuine smile Display self confidence Tell when your child is fibbing Show your date you're interested When you can interpret body language, you're literally clued in to the world around you—and everyone in it. Whether you're at work, at home, or even on a blind date, The Everything Body Language Book is your ticket to understanding people—one wink, blink, and nod at a time!
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!
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!
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
Strategies for Musical Self-Expression and Creativity
Author: Christian V. Hauser
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write this sensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to know about the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics. Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions, musical styles, getting a contract, sustaining a career, publishers and agents, recording, and even how to survive in the music industry. No matter what music genre you desire---blues, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, classical, alternative, jingles, or rock---this is the book for you. You will find this fascinating book filled with tips, quotes from famous songwriters and musicians, and numerous stories on songwriting that will keep you fully engaged.