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Songwriters on Songwriting

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In these fifty-two interviews, the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing almost every genre of popular music, from folk to Tin Pan Alley to jazz, from blues to pop rock, these are the figures who have shaped American music as we know it. Here they share their secrets and personal methods for converting inspiration into song: Robbie Robertson of the Band an Tom Petty talk about working with Bob Dylan; Dylan himself, in his only in-depth interview in more than ten years, says that the world doesnt need any new songs; R.E.M. name their favorite R.E.M. songs; Madonna describes collaborating with Prince; Sammy Cahn talks about writing standards for Sinatra; Pete Seeger recounts hitting the road with Woody Guthrie; Frank Zappa admits to loving ”Louie Louie”; Todd Rundgren explains how he dreams his songs; and, in the books most extensive interview, Paul Simon delves into his opus from ”The Sound of Silence” to ”Graceland.” And almost all of them express delight at being able to talk about the mechanics of music itself, something that they have rarely been asked to discuss. Here expanded with new interviews with Burt Bacharach, Laura Nyro, Yoko Ono, Leonard Cohen, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson, and many others, Songwriters on Songwriting is a rare volume: one of the best books on the craft of musicmaking, an informative source for musicians and songwriters, and an invaluable historical record of the popular music of this century.

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"In these fifty-two interviews, the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306807770
Author:
Zollo, Paul
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Songbooks - Popular
Subject:
Lyricists
Subject:
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
General Music
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
19970821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.96x5.89x1.32 in. 1.80 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory and Composition
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