The Songwriters Idea Book

40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow

Author: Sheila Davis

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Category: Electronic book

Page: 250

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The Songwriter's Idea Book

Author: Sheila Davis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

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Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 193

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

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 102

View: 187

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 Complete Singer-Songwriter

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

Author: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 965

(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.

The Everything Songwriting Book

All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs

Author: C.J. Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 312

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.

The Singer and the Songwriter

Handbook and Workbook

Author: Christine Dente

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 102

View: 676

Christine Dente's "Out of the Grey" Handbook and Workbook. Piano Cover (We also offer the same book with a guitar cover option). 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! 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! 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 (Piano Cover - This book is also offered with a Guitar cover)

Music as Creative Practice

Author: Nicholas Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 370

Until recently, ideas of creativity in music revolved around composers in garrets and the lone genius. But the last decade has witnessed a sea change: musical creativity is now overwhelmingly thought of in terms of collaboration and real-time performance. Music as Creative Practice is a first attempt to synthesize both perspectives. It begins by developing the idea that creativity arises out of social interaction-of which making music together is perhaps the clearest possible illustration-and then shows how the same thinking can be applied to the ostensively solitary practices of composition. The book also emphasizes the contextual dimensions of musical creativity, ranging from the prodigy phenomenon, long-term collaborative relationships within and beyond the family, and creative learning to the copyright system that is supposed to incentivize creativity but is widely seen as inhibiting it. Music as Creative Practice encompasses the classical tradition, jazz and popular music, and music emerges as an arena in which changing concepts of creativity-from the old myths about genius to present-day sociocultural theory-can be traced with particular clarity. The perspective of creativity tells us much about music, but the reverse is also true, and this fifth and last instalment of the Studies in Musical Performance as Creative Practice series offers an approach to musical creativity that is attuned to the practices of both music and everyday life.

Songwriting

The Words, the Music & the Money

Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: Hal Leonard

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Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 640

(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.

1998 Songwriter's Market

2,500 Places to Market Your Songs

Author: Cindy Laufenberg

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

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Category: Reference

Page: 519

View: 950

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