Six Steps to Songwriting Success, Revised Edition: The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, May 26, 2010 - Music - 304 pages
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What’s the secret to writing a hit song? It’s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Success presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with such key aids as the three-step lyric writing technique used by the pros; lyric, melody, and demo checklists; and tools for self-evaluation–plus many other exercises that work. Blume’s warm, humorous style features motivational anecdotes and entertaining stories of how hit songs came to be written and recorded. Get Six Steps to Songwriting Success, and get on the charts!


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Pros Pretty Good book on Songwriting. Author is very straightforward and has very easytoread inspirational writing style. Pretty Comprehensive. Good intro book to beginning songwritersCons a little basic. Doesnt go super indepth on any particular topicOverall Good wellwritten book. Read full review

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If you only get one songwriting book, this is the one! Jason has step by step instructions how to improve your music, lyrics,
and production. He covers every area, Publishing, demos, pitching your
songs, how to find out who's looking and so much more. There's probably not a better songwriting teacher than Jason, plus he's had cuts on albums that have sold around 60 Million. Couldn't recommend this any higher. 

Contents

CHAPTER
2
Writing Effective Lyrics
25
CHAPTER 3
42
Avoiding Redundancy
56
Practicing the Listiechnique 63
63
Visualizing a Hit
70
Making Each Line its Strongest
76
CHAPTER 4
79
Conclusion
127
CHAPTER 9
144
CHAPTER 10
160
Taking Care of Business 169
170
CHAPTER
183
CHAPTER I4
202
Conclusion U
234
CHAPTER 16
243

Parodies
85
Conclusion LYRCCHECKlSl i M iV I I V096 I I V97
97
Using Hymns and Childrens Songs for Melodic Inspiration
105
CHAPTER 7
114
Conclusion
254
Appendix
260
Song Permissions V0271
271
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About the author (2010)

Jason Blume is a staff writer for Zomba Music. He has written songs for the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, as well as John Berry’s Top 5 country single, “Change my Mind” and Steve Azar’s country hit “I Never Stopped Lovin’ You.” He also developed and teaches the BMI Nashville Songwriters Workshop. He lives in Nashville, TN.


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