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.
"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