Writing Music for Hit Songs

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Schirmer Trade Books, 1996 - Music - 262 pages
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"A wonderful and educational book that every serious songwriter should pick up and read." --Diane Warren, hit songwriter for Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Elton John, and many others This book is for everyone who dreams of placing a song on the Top-40 charts. From the musical basics through the completed song, Josefs reveals the hit-making mixture for rock, country, R&B, and theatrical forms. Illustrated with over 100 real-world examples.

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About the author (1996)

Jai Josefs has over 25-years experience as a songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, musician, and educator. His credits include artists like Jose Feliciano and Little Richard, and music for such companies as MCA, RCA, Motown, and Disney. He has taught successful seminars in songwriting for UCLA, the Nashville Songwriters Association, and dozens of songwriter groups throughout North America. Many of his students have gone on to secure recording and publishing deals.

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