Songwriting For Dummies by Jim Peterik & Dave Austin & Cathy Lynn Austin


ISBN
9781119675655
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
188 x 235mm

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 idash; and selling Fdash; meaningful, timeless songs.


Songwriting 101 zdash; 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 edash; discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R , gospel, country, or more
Let the lyrics out rdash; 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 odash; find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song
Work the Web hdash; 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

 

Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119675655) was previously published as Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470615140). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
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