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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99
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 approach to writing, to the inspiration... 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 18.99
The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics. Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike,... more...