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Essential Songwriting

With "Essential Songwriting" aspiring musicians everywhere can master the art and science of musical composition. This informative and inspiring book covers the entire songwriting process - from developing ideas and creating musical hooks to recording and distributing songs on the airwaves, internet and beyond. Written in language that even novices can understand, this is the guide that every songwriter needs to make beautiful music.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1 History of Songwriting; 2 Getting Started; 3 Thinking Like a Songwriter; 4 Elements of a Lyric; 5 Elements of a Melody; 6 Parts of a Song; 7 Song Structure; 8 Troubleshooting Solutions; 9 Playing an Instrument; 10 A Crash Course in Music Theory; 11 Entering the Big Leagues; 12 Writing for the Commercial Market; 13 Recording Your Songs; 14 Arranging/Producing; 15 Writing as a Team; 16 Getting Heard; 17 Legal Basics; 18 Getting Paid; 19 Moving to a Music Hub; 20 Careers in Songwriting; Index.

About the Author

C.J. Watson was lead vocalist/guitarist in the first rock band to tour China. He has recorded a top ten Indie Country single in the USA, and worked as an artist development representative.

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