88 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them: Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable

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F+W Media, May 30, 2011 - Music - 144 pages
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"And if I told her/ I love her more than/ golden clover..."
No, no, no. That's not it. But what is it? Where is it?!

You have it, that magical lyrics phrase or honeyed melody line, in your heart, in your soul - and almost on your page. Then words fail. Or the music mutates. Or both. Something's wrong with the song.

With this book's guidance, you can right it - and begin writing songs strong in emotion, clear in idea, musically beautiful, and supremely salable. Here professional songwriters Pat and Pete Luboff cover it all, from the nudge of your muse through the pressing of your record, pointing out pitfalls and supplying solutions every measure of the way.

You'll find this book sensitive, yet serious; cognizant of creative freedom, yet emphatic about the need for order. Listen to the authors: "You'll see that great songs are a highly disciplined art form. They are 100 percent creativity, 100 percent structured."

And your writing them is 100 percent possible - once you learn:
  • Why you mustn't second-guess song ideas before they can evolve.
  • Why your intention in writing your song must be clear.
  • How to put words together in easy-to-sing lines.
  • How to marry lyrics to music.
  • How to write a song melodic "hook."
  • And 83 more ways to turn problems into songwriting profits.

Within you is a song to be snug - ideally a great many songs. And with the help of this book, many great songs.

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