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Songwriting

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  • Knowing the Scoreby David Morgan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.25

    This collection of interviews with Hollywood composers offers the most intimate look ever at the process of writing music for the movies.  From getting started in the business to recording the soundtrack, from choosing a musical style to collaborating with directors, including Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen brothers, Terry Gilliam, Kenneth... more...

  • Listen to Bob Marleyby Bob Marley; Cedella Marley; Gerald Hausman

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    An inspiring collection of poems, meditations, and lyrics by one of the world?s most revered musical legends Bob Marley?s music defined a movement and forever changed a nation. Known worldwide for their message of peace and unity, Marley?s songs?from ?One Love? to ?Redemption Song? to ?Three Little Birds??have touched millions of lives. This... more...

  • Schubert's Winter Journeyby Ian Bostridge

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly... more...

  • 100 classiques rock et leur sens cachéby Axel Du Bus; La Boîte à Pandore

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Les francophones amateurs de rock connaissent la musique. Mais rarement les paroles. Ou alors deux ou trois phrases, ça s?arrête généralement là.   Pour la première fois, un fou de musique se penche avec rigueur et humour sur les textes de 100 grands classiques du rock et en analyse leur contenu et leur sens caché, des Beatles à Radiohead, des... more...

  • A Lover Sings: Selected Lyricsby Billy Bragg

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Billy Bragg is one of Britain's most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. A Lover Sings contains over seventy of his best-known lyrics, selected and annotated by the author. 'Sexuality', 'A New England', 'Levi Stubbs' Tears' -... more...

  • Singing in Polishby Benjamin Schultz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    Singing in Polish: A Guide to Polish Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire stands as the first book-length resource for non-Polish speaking singers, voice teachers, and vocal coaches that offers the essential tools to learning how to sing in Polish. Scholar and singer Benjamin Schultz offers a rich repertory of works virtually unknown outside of Poland,... more...

  • PJ Harvey and Music Video Performanceby Abigail Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    PJ Harveyâ??s performances are premised on the core contention that she is somehow causing â??troubleâ??. Just how this trouble can be theorised within the context of the music video and what it means for a development of the ways we might conceptualise â??disruptionâ?? and think about music video lies at the heart of this book. Abigail Gardner mixes... more...

  • 101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Themby Pat Luboff; Pete Luboff

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 19.99

    Give Your Songwriting a Competitive Edge This book takes you on the songwriter's journey from the first inspiration for a song to the collection of worldwide royalties. Experienced songwriters Pat and Pete Luboff point out the stumbling blocks you'll encounter along the way, and how to turn them into stepping stones to songwriting success.... more...

  • The Act of Musical Compositionby Dave Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study of musical composition, even in the twenty-first century,... more...

  • Through the Wireby Kanye West; Bill Plympton

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    This is a rare partnership between two geniuses at the top of their crafts -- Kanye West, who was named "the smartest man in hip-hop" by Time magazine, and Bill Plympton, an Academy Award-nominated animator, cartoonist, and illustrator. Through the Wire is a graphic memoir that illustrates the lyrics of twelve Kanye West songs to tell his... more...