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Songwriting

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  • The B Sideby Ben Yagoda

    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...

  • Off the Recordby Graham Nash; Manuscript Originals

    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...

  • Songwriting For Dummiesby Dave Austin; Jim Peterik; Cathy Lynn

    Wiley 2010; US$ 17.59

    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,... more...

  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    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...

  • Tori Amos: Piece by Pieceby Tori Amos; Ann Powers

    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...

  • Blues & Chaosby Robert Palmer; Anthony DeCurtis

    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...

  • Righting Wrongs in Writing Songsby Danny Cope

    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...

  • The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs that Sellby Eric Beall

    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...

  • Write and Produce Your Own Song: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.07

    This book will give you all the tools you need to write, perform, record and even sell your music and lyrics. more...

  • Pass Thru Fireby Lou Reed

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    The complete lyrics of Lou Reed, founder of the Velvet Underground and among the most acclaimed lyricists of all time more...