How to Write Songs on Guitar

A Guitar Playing and Songwriting Course


Author: Rikky Rooksby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781871547900

Category: Composition (Music)

Page: 192

View: 6492

Write and Produce Your Own Songs: Teach Yourself audio ebook


Author: Sam Inglis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471800245

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 815

Is this the right book for me? This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting your songs. It also offers some material for those at a slightly more advanced level who'd like to understand things such as chords and sequencing. With straightforward notation and embedded audio which showcases the process at work, this accessible guide from a professional songwriter will prove indispensable for creating and peforming your own songs. Write and Produce Your Own Songs includes: Chapter 1: Tools of the trade Chapter 2: Hooks Chapter 3: Basic theory Chapter 4: Developing a hook Chapter 5: Developing lyrics Chapter 6: Song structure Chapter 7: Arranging and recording your songs Chapter 8: Playing live and forming a band Chapter 9: Promoting your music on the Internet Chapter 10: The professional songwrite Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

How to Become a Guitar Player from Hell


Author: Jason Earls


ISBN: 0615159583

Category: Music

Page: 140

View: 8010

This book covers almost every guitar technique used by modern guitar virtuosos and explains them in simple terms anyone can understand. Topics include arpeggios, finger tapping, artificial and muted harmonics, exotic scales and chords, modes, "outside" playing, and more, along with never before published methods such as the "wah-wham" technique, unorthodox tremolo bar manipulations, and out-of-the-box thinking exercises. Extensive musical examples are provided in tablature form, no traditional music reading skills necessary. Topics tangential to guitar playing yet still of interest to guitarists are also included, such as how to find band members, taking care of your hands, how to get gigs, and more. The author draws upon his 20 years of guitar playing experience to provide genuine "insider" information, much of which has never appeared elsewhere. Guitarists of all levels will find a plethora of knowledge within this book to dramatically improve their proficiency on the instrument.

Library Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2737

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

2007 Songwriter's Market


Author: Ian Bessler

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974316

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 3704

Listings for places that buy popular music, jingles, film scores, musical plays, and more indicate the names and addresses of people to contact, specific requirements, and payment rates, and are supplemented by articles on the songwriting market

2008 Songwriter's Market


Author: Ian Bessler

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4736

Listings for places that buy popular music, jingles, film scores, musical plays, and more indicate the names and addresses of people to contact, specific requirements, and payment rates, and are supplemented by articles on the songwriting market

Songwriting and the Guitar


Author: Hal Leonard Corporation Staff

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781890490287

Category: Music

Page: 87

View: 6932

(String Letter Publishing). With this unique and informative guide, you'll discover new ideas and inspirations for crafting your own songs and making the most of your instrument. You'll gain a better understanding of chord progressions, melodies, alternate tunings and other subjects through a series of expertly designed workshops, and you'll find tips and techniques offered by top singer-songwriters, such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, Dave Matthews and more.


Inside the Art of Songwriting


Author: Jimmy Webb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401305687

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 9892

Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from beginning to end--from coping with writer's block, to song construction, chords, and even self-promotion. Webb also gives readers a glimpse into the professional music world.

Faith, God & Rock 'n' Roll


Author: Mark Joseph,Dave Mustaine

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857124536

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 1259

God Rocks! Or at least for an increasing fraction of the global population he does. No longer associated with evangelical 'happy clappers' sporting tambourines and sandals, these days the Christian message is being delivered by a swelling number of faithful musicians from every genre - rock, pop, R&B, dance and country. Of course, the real aim to promote God remains, but at least it's not so cringeworthy anymore.

The Shortcut to Melody Creation

The Songwriting Magic Formula Instanly Create Riffs Hooks and Vocal Melody's


Author: Wright

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781983293450


Page: 59

View: 2947

THE SHORTCUT TO MELODY CREATION The songwriting magic formulaThis book ends songwriters block in melody. The contents of this book should not be confused with counterpoint or harmonyThis book is the only book ever written on how to instantly create a vocal melody with the backing chords at the same time. Let's get rid of a few myths There's no set way to create a melody "Not true" Pupil says to mentor, I know you're going to teach me how to write better songs, but how do I come up with the actual melody. The mentor turns to the pupil and says. "well, that's the million dollar question. I wish i could just say, sit there with your guitar do this, and out will pop a melody. But unfortunately, there's no such thing as a magic formula". Yes there is and i will show you how this works. This book contains a link to a tutorial video, where you will see me teaching a pupil how the methods work and how to create instant hit melodies. When you first get that feeling that makes you want to write a song for the very first time all sorts of questions are going through your mind.One of the first things you ask is how do you come up with a great melody. How do the great songwriter's write a hit in an afternoon or in some cases as quickly as 10 minutes.Is there a trick you can do on your guitar or piano etc. That will enable you to reel melody's off your instruments one after the other all day long until you find one you like. The answer is yes there is & will show you how this works.And anyone can learn it within a few minutes. You don't need to know music theory or pay thousands of pounds on songwriting coursesBecause you won't learn any of these methods from any songwriting course - songwriting academy - school or music college. Or anywhere on you tube or the internet. Like everything in life there are shortcutsIf you go for a walk there'll be a shortcut to get to your destination faster. On your phone or computer screen there are shortcuts to a website or app, so that you don't have to type the whole web address.You've probably seen your kids playing on their video games, where they can't get past a certain level so they find a cheat to get them to whatever level they want.There are shortcuts in music too and once you find them or know where they are, allows you to make hit melodies easier than making a cup of tea, or making a sandwich.

Telling Stories, Writing Songs

An Album of Texas Songwriters


Author: Kathleen Hudson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292788711

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 6567

Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett...the list of popular songwriters from Texas just goes on and on. In this collection of thirty-four interviews with these and other songwriters, Kathleen Hudson pursues the stories behind the songs, letting the singers' own words describe where their songs come from and how the diverse, eclectic cultures, landscapes, and musical traditions of Texas inspire the creative process. Conducted in dance halls, dressing rooms, parking lots, clubs-wherever the musicians could take time to tell their stories-the interviews are refreshingly spontaneous and vivid. Hudson draws out the songwriters on such topics as the sources of their songs, the influence of other musicians on their work, the progress of their careers, and the nature of Texas music. Many common threads emerge from these stories, while the uniqueness of each songwriter becomes equally apparent. To round out the collection, Hudson interviews Larry McMurtry and Darrell Royal for their perspectives as longtime friends and fans of Texas musicians. She also includes a brief biography and discography of each songwriter.

"The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory, Cultural Practice and Musical Performance "


Author: Kevin Dawe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351541862

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 7580

In The New Guitarscape, Kevin Dawe argues for a re-assessment of guitar studies in the light of more recent musical, social, cultural and technological developments that have taken place around the instrument. The author considers that a detailed study of the guitar in both contemporary and cross-cultural perspectives is now absolutely essential and that such a study must also include discussion of a wide range of theoretical issues, literature, musical cultures and technologies as they come to bear upon the instrument. Dawe presents a synthesis of previous work on the guitar, but also expands the terms by which the guitar might be studied. Moreover, in order to understand the properties and potential of the guitar as an agent of music, culture and society, the author draws from studies in science and technology, design theory, material culture, cognition, sensual culture, gender and sexuality, power and agency, ethnography (real and virtual) and globalization. Dawe presents the guitar as an instrument of scientific investigation and part of the technology of globalization, created and disseminated through corporate culture and cottage industry, held close to the body but taken away from the body in cyberspace, and involved in an enormous variety of cultural interactions and political exchanges in many different contexts around the world. In an effort to understand the significance and meaning of the guitar in the lives of those who may be seen to be closest to it, as well as providing a critically-informed discussion of various approaches to guitar performance, technologies and techniques, the book includes discussion of the work of a wide range of guitarists, including Robert Fripp, Kamala Shankar, Newton Faulkner, Lionel Loueke, Sharon Isbin, Steve Vai, Bob Brozman, Kaki King, Fred Frith, John 5, Jennifer Batten, Guthrie Govan, Dominic Frasca, I Wayan Balawan, Vicki Genfan and Hasan Cihat ?ter.

Waging Heavy Peace

A Hippie Dream


Author: Neil Young

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024196217X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7976

Waging Heavy Peace is the remarkable memoir of rock icon Neil Young Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his re-emergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock 'n' roll - this is Neil's story told in his own words. Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it's a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. 'Wryly funny, deeply moving, painfully honest' Guardian 'He's talking to you, not at you, unravelling himself as well, and you don't want it to end . . . You see rock and roll history from the inside out, and in the present tense' Independent 'Young appears bounteous and joyful, a genuinely happy hippy . . . Unusually for a rock memoir, this one is almost completely angst-free' Sunday Times 'Dryly hilarious . . . poignant . . . Waging Heavy Peace shows that Young is still in full possession of that stubborn, brilliant, one-of-a-kind instrument' Rolling Stone 'A real treat . . . he writes openly and movingly abut the key figures in his feel you know Young better for reading it' Metro

Concepts: Arranging for Fingerstyle Guitar


Author: Howard Morgen

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457495984

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 2619

Beginning with an explanation of how a bass line defines the harmonic scheme, this edition leads the player through dozens of fingerstyle arrangements. Titles: * Laura * Green Dolphin Street * The Shadow of Your Smile * Stompin' at the Savoy * Just Friends * Don't Blame Me * Nobody Does It Better

Songwriting für Dummies


Author: James Peterik,Jim Peterik,Dave Austin,Cathy Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709770


Page: 408

View: 5295

This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.

Creative Guitar - Writing and Creating Rock Songs With Orginality



Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 161911092X

Category: Music

Page: 56

View: 5236

A guidebook designed to inspire rock guitarists as they compose original music. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the book aims to enhance creativity by both introducing traditional song structure and exploring the approach of rock innovators who adapt, bend, and disregard the "rules" as they see fit. Most important, each chapter provides a series of exercises designed to spark the imagination of players as they compose their own dynamic, inventive songs.

Chuck Klosterman on Rock

A Collection of Previously Published Essays


Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624492

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 1241

From Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on rock music.

Guided by Voices

A Brief History : Twenty-one Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forests of Rock and Roll


Author: Jim Greer,James Greer

Publisher: Black Cat

ISBN: 0802170137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 6592

Presents the authorized biography of one of the most influential "indie-rock" bands in history, one that has been praised by such musicians as REM, U2, P.J. Harvey, and the Strokes.