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  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    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...

  • Writing Better Lyricsby Pat Pattison

    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...

  • Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005by JT LeRoy

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Another stellar collection of the year's best writing on music as selected by the acclaimed, elusive author of contemporary classics Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 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...

  • Ira Gershwinby Philip Furia

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    To the perennial question "which comes first, the music or the words?" Ira Gershwin always responded, "the contract." The jest reveals both Ira's consummate professionalism and the self-effacing wit with which he ducked the spotlight whenever possible. Yet the ingeniously inventive melodies George Gershwin composed for such classic songs as "Someone... more...

  • The Early Yearsby Tom Waits

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 21.99

    Known for his growling vocals and for the distinct poetry of his lyrics, Tom Waits has amassed over the course of three decades a devoted cult following. The Early Years collects the lyrics?formative and classic?from the first ten albums of this true bard of hard living. A celebration of both his words and of the artist himself, this lyrical biography... more...

  • A Fine Romanceby David Lehman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook?the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies?and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. An acclaimed poet, editor, and... more...

  • Full Metal Jackie Certifiedby Jackie Kajzer; Roger Lotring

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 29.99

    In FULL METAL JACKIE CERTIFIED: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL METAL SONGS OF THE '80S, author Jackie Kajzer, famous internationally as “Full Metal Jackie,” collects insights from your favorite rock stars about the creative process behind your favorite metal songs. The interviews go well beyond the already familiar stories and anecdotes, as... more...

  • Songby American Songwriter Magazine

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99

    The secrets of songwriting from the legends of music Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning collection of interviews captures the anecdotes, history, and wisdom of the best songwriters around - in their words. An entertaining... more...

  • 2011 Songwriter's Marketby Editors of Writer's Digest Books

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99

    THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS For 34 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers & booking agents, music firms, and more. In the 2011 Songwriter's Market , you'll find: Hundreds of... more...