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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99
A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers. THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99
From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era. Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it?s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn?t Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
Can you remember exactly where you were the first time you heard ?What a Wonderful World? and how it made you feel? Did you play Paul Williams?s ?We?ve Only Just Begun? at your wedding? Throughout time, certain songs and their lyrics have come to act as key emotional landmarks in our hearts and minds and continue to resonate throughout our lives.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95
This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
I choose to fight my battles through my music . . . I was born a feminist. And then at age five, when my strict Christian grandmother punished me, I realized, I?m not penetrating here. I?m just pissing people off. So I had to find another way to penetrate. I had to redefine what that word means. That word now is really about an opening, an entering... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 18.00
Robert Palmer?s extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was an authority on rock & roll, blues, jazz, punk, avant-garde, and world music?often discovering new artists and trends years (even decades) before they hit the mainstream. Noted music writer Anthony DeCurtis has compiled the best pieces from Palmer?s... more...
- Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 29.99
This book gives both aspiring and seasoned songwriters a powerful new approach to writing songs, focusing on common obstacles in the songwriting process and techniques to help songwriters overcome them. Each chapter goes to the root of a specific songwriting problem and provides exercises to help readers over the hurdles and put their new skills to... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 19.95
The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs that Sell unveils the secrets to climbing the charts and reaching success in today?s ultracompetitive music industry. Eric Beall supplies his firsthand knowledge of today?s record business, as well as interviews with successful writers, producers, and executives from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, country,... more...