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Title The complete idiot's guide to the art of songwriting / by Casey Kelly and David Hodge.
Author Kelly, Casey.
Publication New York, N.Y. : Alpha, [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description xvii, 222 pages : music ; 28 cm
Call # 782.4213 K
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-212) and index.
Summary Songwriting is an art, but fortunately it's an art you can learn. This guide is packed with everything a beginning songwriter needs to know to hit all the right notes.
Contents Getting yourself ready. Magic and myth ; Defining structure ; A look at musical genres ; The chicken and the egg -- Painting with words. What have you got to say? ; Who is singing your song? ; First impressions ; Choruses, verses, and bridges ; Lyrical lyrics -- Making music. Notes, chords, and keys ; Making memorable melodies ; Finding harmony ; Some assembly required ; Rhythm ; Hooking your listener -- Getting better all the time. The art of rewriting ; Turning your song into a demo ; Avoiding ruts and blocks ; Working well with others ; Taking your songs for a test drive ; The digital age -- Going pro. Copyrights ; The business of the music business ; New horizons.
Subject Popular music -- Writing and publishing.
Addl. Author Hodge, David, 1957-
Alt Title Complete idiot's guide
Art of songwriting
ISBN 1615641033 (pbk.)
9781615641031 (pbk.)

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 Central 3rd Fl - AMMS Non-Fic  782.4213 K    DUE 01-19-21