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Songwriting : A Complete Guide to the Craft - Stephen Citron


A Complete Guide to the Craft

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780879103576
Number Of Pages: 400

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(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: * Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles * Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm * An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song * Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.

First Considerationsp. 1
Construction and Formp. 13
Types of Songsp. 75
Rhymep. 107
Word Usagep. 123
Melodyp. 133
Chordsp. 181
Scalesp. 193
Harmonyp. 201
Rhythmp. 229
After the Song is Completedp. 251
Afterwordp. 277
Appendixp. 279
Glossaryp. 291
Bibliographyp. 309
Permissionsp. 313
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780879103576
ISBN-10: 0879103574
Series: Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.31  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised