Songwriting For Dummies

Songwriting For Dummies

Book - 2002
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Learn to write songs like a pro

Want to know how to make it as a songwriter? Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you a chance to learn from the best. Written by a group of music industry pros, this practical guide shows you how to develop your songwriting skills and successfully utilize the Internet to promote and market your work!

Whether you're a first-time songwriter or songwriting vet looking for a fast-track into the recording industry, this friendly, easy-to-follow guide is the source for you. Using well-known tunes as examples, the authors walk you through everything you need to know to write hit singles, catchy jingles, and everything in between.

25% new and updated content, including information on social media networks YouTube, Twitter, Viddler, and Digg Coverage of the latest music industry trends and techniques Tips and tricks to combat songwriter's block

Whether you want to know how to compose a love song for that special someone or you're looking break into the industry Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a gold mine of inspiration and how-to information.

Publisher: New York : Wiley Pub., c2002.
ISBN: 9780764554049
0764554042
Branch Call Number: 782.4213 Pet 3701 2
782.4213 Pet 3701 1
Characteristics: xxiv, 353 p. : ill., music. --
Additional Contributors: Bickford, Mary Ellen
Austin, Dave B.A.

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I picked this up mainly because of Jim Peterik who has written songs for 38 Special as well as for his bands Survivor and The Ides of March as well as other artists. I read those portions attributed to him as well as other artists but haven't read the whole book itself as of yet.

I decided to not read the whole book. "Dummies" books can be a bit insulting at least in their premise, if not in their actual layout or writing and ultimately I'm not that interested in song writing though I tried writing songs (more the lyrics) when I was younger.

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