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The Everything Songwriting Book: All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs (Everything)
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Ever heard a song on the radio and thought you could write a better one? Now's your chance! The Everything Songwriting Book provides you with all the tools you need to create, perform and sell hit songs. In easy-to-follow language, pro songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson gives you tried and tested instruction on choosing a song style, getting your story across, and finding the right music to match the words. From developing an idea and creating a hook to recording your songs and getting heard, here's all you need to bring your talent to the next level!
Teach yourself songwriting. All you need to create, market, and sell hit songs!
Table of Contents
History of songwriting — Getting started — Thinking like a songwriter — Elements of a lyric — Elements of a melody — Parts of a song — Song structure — Troubleshooting solutions — Playing an instrument — A crash course in music theory — Entering the big leagues — Writing for the commercial market — Recording your songs — Arranging/producing — Writing as a team — Getting heard — Legal basics — Getting paid — Moving to a music hub — Careers in songwriting.
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