Synopses & Reviews
In Bruce Springsteen, the author examines the variety of styles employed by Springsteen over the course of his 30-year career, from the complex song structures found on his earlier albums to the folk simplicity and narrative drive of his later work. Rooksby deconstructs Springsteens best-loved songs, looking at arrangements, chord sequences, melodies, and lyrics, and presents his analysis in a clear, diagrammatic style. A comprehensive career overview and select discography are also included.
Bruce Springsteen is the first volume of an exciting new series from bestselling author Rikky Rooksby. Each book in the series selects songs that span an artists career and reveals the techniques behind his or her best work.
Bruce Springsteen is one of today's great songwriters, with a style that is all his own. This book uses his work as the starting point for a master class in the art of writing powerful - and successful - songs. Songwriting guru Rikky Rooksby takes Springsteen's songs apart and shows how the common techniques they use can help you: structure intros, verses, choruses and bridges * write songs using anything from two to seven chords * arrange instruments for maximum effect * mimic the sound of Springsteen's chords * write lyrics that ring true and hit home. This book will change the way you listen to Springsteen's songs and revitalize the way you write your own.