Songwriting For Dummies book cover

Songwriting For Dummies

Published: February 5, 2020

Overview

Proven techniques for songwriting success

This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing  and selling  meaningful, timeless songs.

  • Songwriting 101 Â get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between
  • Jaunt around the genres  discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more
  • Let the lyrics out  master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges
  • Make beautiful music  find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song
  • Work the Web  harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience

Open the book and find:

  • What you need to know before you write a single note
  • Tips on finding inspiration
  • Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics
  • Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting
  • A look at famous songwriting collaborators
  • Writing for stage, screen, and television
  • How to make a demo to get your song heard
  • Advice on how to make money from your music

 

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Songwriting For Dummies (9780470615140). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

Proven techniques for songwriting success

This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing  and selling  meaningful, timeless songs.

  • Songwriting 101 Â get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between
  • Jaunt around the genres  discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more
  • Let the lyrics out  master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges
  • Make beautiful music  find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song
  • Work the Web Â
harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience

Open the book and find:

  • What you need to know before you write a single note
  • Tips on finding inspiration
  • Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics
  • Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting
  • A look at famous songwriting collaborators
  • Writing for stage, screen, and television
  • How to make a demo to get your song heard
  • Advice on how to make money from your music

 

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Songwriting For Dummies (9780470615140). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

Songwriting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Songwriting is fun, and also full of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is getting over any shyness you may have about writing songs. Other challenges include finding inspiration, collaborating, jotting down your ideas, and sharing your songs. Luckily, the internet is filled with numerous sources to help you along the way.