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Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-89041-7
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384 pages
July 2010
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: So You Want to Be a Songwriter.

Chapter 1: Capturing That Solid-Gold Nugget.

Chapter 2: Looking at the Genres.

Chapter 3: Working It Out: Getting Your Song into Shape.

Part II: Unleashing the Lyricist in You.

Chapter 4: Snagging Your Listeners with a Hook.

Chapter 5: Making an Impact with Lyrics.

Chapter 6: Finding Your Voice in the Lyrics.

Chapter 7: Using Rhymes in Your Songs.

Part III: Creating Memorable Music.

Chapter 8: Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride.

Chapter 9: Making Melody Magic.

Chapter 10: Using Chords in Songwriting.

Chapter 11: The Cheating Side of Town: Shortcuts and Cool Technologies.

Part IV: Cooperation, Collaboration, and Community.

Chapter 12: Bringing Talent Together: Collaboration and Networking.

Chapter 13: Online Marketing and Social Networking for Songwriters.

Chapter 14: Writing for the Stage, Screen, Television, and More.

Chapter 15: Getting Your Songs Heard: Making the Demo.

Part V: Getting Down to Business.

Chapter 16: Creating Goals and Meeting Deadlines.

Chapter 17: Ka-Ching: How Your Song Makes Money.

Chapter 18: Introducing the Business Players.

Chapter 19: Looking at the Legal End: Dealing with Paperwork.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Songs You Should Know.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Song-Related Contracts You Should Know.

Index.

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