The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting: Home Your Craft and Reach for Your Goals—Creative, Commercial, or Both

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Penguin, Aug 2, 2011 - Music - 240 pages

Now newbie songwriters can learn the craft - and sing their own praises online.

Beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide, including:

? How to create melodies.

? How to create many different harmonies.

? Techniques using deliberate rhythm and stylistic changes.

? How to enable one's songwriting to grow and evolve.

? How to deal with songwriter's block.

? The best places to upload one's work for maximum exposure and opportunities.


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Title Page
Chapter 1 Magic andMyth Chapter 2Defining Structure
Chapter 6 Who IsSinging Your Song? Chapter 7 First Impressions Chapter 8 ChorusesVerses and Bridges
Making Music
Chapter 16TheArt of Rewriting Chapter 17Turning Your Song intoa Demo
The Business of the Music Business
Appendix AGlossary

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