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Songwriting For Dummies
Peterik, Jim/ Austin, Dave/ Lynn, Cathy
  • ISBN:
    9781119675655
    Paperback
    In Stock: 1
  • $43.99 
  • Songwriting For Dummies



    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, and inspiration for writing - and selling - meaningful, timeless songs.





    Songwriting 101 - get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between

    Jaunt around the genres - discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more

    Let the lyrics out - master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges

    Make beautiful music - find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song

    Work the Web - harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience



    Open the book and find:





    What you need to know before you write a single note

    Tips on finding inspiration

    Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics

    Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting

    A look at famous songwriting collaborators

    Writing for stage, screen, and television

    How to make a demo to get your song heard

    Advice on how to make money from your music






    Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119675655) was previously published as Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470615140). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

    Author: Peterik, Jim/ Austin, Dave/ Lynn, Cathy
    Publication date: 17/01/2020
    Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Pages: 384