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Songwriting For Dummies

Songwriting For Dummies by Dave Austin
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Proven techniques for songwriting success

This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of therecording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditionalsales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harnesssocial media networks to get your music "out there." You get basicsongwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration forwriting — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs.

  • Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need toknow 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 musicalgenres 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 usinghooks, 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 socialnetworks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heardby 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 streamlinesongwriting

  • 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 fromthe pros

  • Use social networking sites to get your music out to thepublic

  • Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions

Wiley; June 2010
384 pages; ISBN 9780470890417
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Title: Songwriting For Dummies
Author: Dave Austin; Jim Peterik ; Cathy Lynn
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