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Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting : 126 Proven Techniques for Writing Songs That Sell - Robin Frederick

Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting

126 Proven Techniques for Writing Songs That Sell

Paperback Published: 15th October 2008
ISBN: 9780982004005
Number Of Pages: 290

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Here are 126 Shortcuts that will take your songs from good to great Discover the melody and lyric writing techniques of today's top songwriters and learn how you can use the very same secrets to give your songs the power and edge that will make listeners want to hear them over and over again. You'll learn...

  • 38 proven strategies for creating powerful, unforgettable lyrics
  • 30 simple ways to make your melody fresh, exciting, and memorable
  • How to use hit songs as "ghost songs" to get quick results
Plus, there are 58 more Shortcuts to help you lay the groundwork, pick the perfect structure, and choose the chords that will give your songs even more hit potential. And there are more than 100 "Do It Now" exercises to get you started right away.

About the Author

Robin has written and produced more than 500 songs for television, records, theater, and audio products. She is a former Director of A&R for Rhino Records and executive producer of over 60 albums. She is also the author of five top-selling songwriting books, including Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting and Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV. Robin has shared her knowledge of songwriting with millions around the world through her highly-rated songwriting websites and her Songwriting 101 video series on YouTube. She is known for her easy-to-understand, real world style of communication having successfully mentored dozens of top music industry veterans, helping them communicate their knowledge to aspiring songwriters and recording artists.

Industry Reviews

"For people serious about writing great songs, it's got it all!" - Kara DioGuardi, BMI, "Songwriter of the Year"

"Concrete tools to kickstart your songwriting or take it to the next level. Should be in every songwriter's arsenal." - Jason Blume, author, hit songwriter

"An excellent road map for writers at all levels. This is the songwriter's GPS!" - Ralph Murphy, former V.P. ASCAP, Nashville

"This is a superbly written and organized Swiss Army knife of a songwriting manual with 126 sharp tools, tips, exercises, and insights for every stage of creating your songs. Whether you want to write hits or just the most powerful expressions of your concepts, feelings, and stories, you'll find this toolbox an easy-to-read, fun, and indispensable teacher. " - John Braheny, author, song coach

Foreword by Michael Laskow
Introduction: How to Get the Most from the Shortcuts

Part One: The Quick Start Manual
Part Two: Lay the Shortcuts Groundwork
Part Three: Shortcuts to Hit Song Structure
Part Four: Shortcuts to Hit Lyrics
Part Five: Shortcuts to Hit Melodies
Part Six: Shortcuts to Hit Chords and Grooves
Part Seven: Shortcuts to Hit Songs

Shortcut Resources
List of Songs by Genre

ISBN: 9780982004005
ISBN-10: 0982004001
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 15th October 2008
Publisher: TAXI Music Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 20.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.66

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