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Songwriting

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  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; 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...

  • Get Started In Songwriting: Teach Yourselfby Sam Inglis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 27.21

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lyricsby Sting

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 28.00

    From the first Police album, Outlandos D'Amour, through Sacred Love, here are the collected lyrics written by Sting, along with his commentary. From the Hardcover edition. 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...

  • Six Steps to Songwriting Success, Revised Editionby Jason Blume

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    What?s the secret to writing a hit song? It?s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Success presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and... 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...