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The complete idiot's guide to the art of songwriting 1 edition

The complete idiot's guide to the art of songwriting
Casey Kelly

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The complete idiot's guide to the art of songwriting
by Casey Kelly and David Hodge

Published 2011 by Alpha in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Songwriting is an art, but fortunately it's an art you can learn. This guide is packed with everything a beginning songwriter needs to know to hit all the right notes.

Table of Contents

Getting yourself ready. Magic and myth ; Defining structure ; A look at musical genres ; The chicken and the egg
Painting with words. What have you got to say? ; Who is singing your song? ; First impressions ; Choruses, verses, and bridges ; Lyrical lyrics
Making music. Notes, chords, and keys ; Making memorable melodies ; Finding harmony ; Some assembly required ; Rhythm ; Hooking your listener
Getting better all the time. The art of rewriting ; Turning your song into a demo ; Avoiding ruts and blocks ; Working well with others ; Taking your songs for a test drive ; The digital age
Going pro. Copyrights ; The business of the music business ; New horizons.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-212) and index.

Other Titles
Idiot's guide to the art of songwriting, Guide to the art of songwriting, Art of songwriting


Library of Congress
MT67 .K45 2011

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xvii, 222 p. :
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