The Songwriting Sourcebook
How to Turn Great Chords into Great Songs
ISBN10: 0879307498 ISBN13: 9780879307493 Publisher: Backbeat Books Published: Oct 1 2003 Pages: 224 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
(Book). Complementing Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar (00330574), this easy-to-use reference book will teach you how to write better songs. It analyzes important issues including writing harmonies, melodies and lyrics, and how to improve your songs by redrafting. The reference section includes sequences from a variety of diverse songs, outlining 20 songwriting moments, recommended listening for songwriters, and quotes about songwriting from professional songwriters. The enclosed CD features examples of chords, chord progressions and harmonies featured in the book, with a case history illustrating how to develop a song.