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Songwriter's Workshop Melody

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ISBN-10: 0634026593

ISBN-13: 9780634026591

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jimmy Kachulis

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Spark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will provide new insight into your craft; it teaches the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own art. This book comes with a CD so you can practice your songs with accompaniment, even if you can't play an instrument.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 168
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

CD Tracks
Overview: The Songwriter's Workshop
Notes and Chords Used in This Book
Note Lengths
Phrase Lengths and Space
Phrase Beginnings and Stressed Words
Phrase Endings
Ending Titles on the Downbeat
Song Sections
Exact Repetition
Varied Repetition
Internal Repetition
Contrasting Ideas
Number of Phrases
Contrasting Sections
Melody On Chords
One Chord Tone
Neighbor Notes
Two Chord Tones
Passing Notes
Song Sections
Keep the Rhythm, Change the Shape
Shorten the Motive
Lengthen the Motive
Contrasting Sections
Melody Across Chord Changes
Connecting Chords
In-Sync Phrasing
Out-of-Sync Phrasing
Longer Melody Phrasing
Major Melodic Cadences
Minor Melodic Cadences
Song Sections
Verse/Refrain Song Form
Verse/Chorus Song
Verse/Prechorus/Chorus Song
Melody Over Chord Changes
Major Pentatonic on One Chord
Major Blues
Major Blues Over Progressions
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Minor Blues
Mixolydian Melody
Dorian Melody
Song Sections
Major Blues Song
Mixolydian Song
Dorian Song
Melody Against Bass Lines and Riffs
Parallel Motion
Similar Motion
Oblique Motion
Contrary Motion Against a Bass Line
Song Sections
Different Bass in Verse and Chorus
Same Bass in Verse and Chorus
Riff-Based Songs
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