How to Write Songs for Fun and (maybe) Profit : An Introduction to the Art and Business of Songwriting by One Struggling Singer-songwriter for the Aid and Comfort of Other StrugglersBook - 2004
So you want to write songs? Join the club! Everyone dreams of being a successful songwriter. In every city and town, down the block in every neighborhood, someone is taking a guitar in hand and dreaming of a career as a songwriter. While many will not become world famous (or even locally well-known) through their songwriting, there's no reason why they-and you-can't enjoy writing their own songs. For creative challenges, life-long learning, and just plain fun, nothing beats writing (and singing and playing) your own songs. Assuming no musical knowledge,Songwriting Successbreaks down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow. This book shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. Lydon also has recorded a special CD taking the budding songwriter who can't read music (or prefers to learn by listening) step-by-step through the writing of a song-from initial ideathrough crafting melodic hooks and catchy choruses to creating a final "demo" version for marketing the song. This invaluable learning aid sets apartSongwriting Successfrom the competing titles that don't feature an audio component. Also includes 25 musical examples.
Publisher: New York : Routledge, c2004.
Characteristics: x, 196 p. :,ill., music +,1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)