The Songwriter's Idea Book (Google eBook)
In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA.
In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs. You'll break new ground in your own songwriting by learning about the inherent relationship between language style, personality type and the brain.
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The Framing Device
The Question Title and Question Plot
The Phone Call
The ThirdPerson Vignette
Starting With And
The Compound Metaphor
Metonymy and Symbol
The Romantic Relationship 24 Sex 25 Love
The Universal Theme 29 The ParentChild Relationship