Synopses & Reviews
Give Your Songwriting a Competitive Edge
This book takes you on the songwriter's journey from the first inspiration for a song to the collection of worldwide royalties. Experienced songwriters Pat and Pete Luboff point out the stumbling blocks you'll encounter along the way, and how to turn them into stepping stones to songwriting success. In 101 fun and easy-to-read chapters, you'll find tips on: building solid, marketable song structurescreating the perfect lyrics accompanied by moving melodiesforming productive and profitable collaboration venturesproducing effective demos that you can pitchtracking your royalty collection You'll also discover how new technology is changing songwriting and how to use that to your advantage. Plus, you'll get insider tips on traveling to and living in the songwriting centers of the countryLos Angeles, New York City, and Nashville. Everything you need to live and succeed at the songwriter's life can be found in this great resource.
In addition to instruction about the art and craft of writing a song, readers will find advice about market considerations that make their songs salable. With this books guidance, songwriters will begin writing songs strong in emotion, clear in idea, musically beautiful, and supremely salable. Great songs are a highly disciplined art form; they are 100 percent creativity yet 100 percent structured. This book teaches why readers mustnt second-guess song ideas before they can evolve, why their intention in writing a song must be clear, how to put words together in easy-to-sing lines, how to marry lyrics to muse, and how to write a strong melodic hook.