Songwriting for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470615141

ISBN-13: 9780470615140

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Dave Austin, Jim Peterik, Cathy Lynn, Cathy Lynn

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Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, helps readers develop their songwriting skills and take them to the next level. This latest hands-on edition addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as the area of all-in-one social media network sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, as well as Bebo (SN connector), Xanga (blogging), and others. Songwriting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides: Updated information on other specialty social media networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Viddler (video), and Digg (content sharing), plus stand alone blogs like WordPress and Blogger Resources that directly relate to musicians such as Ourstage, GarageBand, iSound, and Reverbnation The latest trends and techniques to create music as well as tips and tricks to combat songwriter's block Updated details on software, websites, and new technologies to assist songwriters New and updated music examples, since it's vital to stay current and relevant as there are so many new, fresh, and dynamic songs that have been written since the first edition was released
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List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

So You Want to Be a Songwriter
Capturing That Solid-Gold Nugget
Looking at the Genres
Working It Out: Getting Your Song into Shape
Unleashing the Lyricist in You
Snagging Your Listeners with a Hook
Making an Impact with Lyrics
Finding Your Voice in the Lyrics
Using Rhymes in Your Songs
Creating Memorable Music
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride
Making Melody Magic
Using Chords in Songwriting
The Cheating Side of Town: Shortcuts and Cool Technologies
Cooperation, Collaboration, and Community
Bringing Talent Together: Collaboration and Networking
Online Marketing and Social Networking for Songwriters
Writing for the Stage, Screen, Television, and More
Getting Your Songs Heard: Making the Demo
Getting Down to Business
Creating Goals and Meeting Deadlines
Ka-Ching: How Your Song Makes Money
Introducing the Business Players
Looking at the Legal End: Dealing with Paperwork
The Part of Tens
Ten Songs You Should Know
Ten Common Song-Related Contracts You Should Know
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