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  • Published: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, 2004.
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Description: xxvii, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1592572111 (pbk.)
  • 9781592572113 (pbk.)


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The complete idiot's guide to songwriting

by Hirschhorn, Joel.

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Call number: 782.421 Hi

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Includes index.

Topics, titles, and lyrics: Making money while you write and learn -- Developing ideas for songs -- Making your titles meaningful -- Breathing life into your lyrics -- It's all about the music: Rhyme and structure -- Repetition and hooks -- Melodies and chords -- Working with genres: Pop and rock music -- Country -- R & B and rap -- Latin pop -- Christian music -- Commercials and children's music -- Movie scoring and songwriting -- Musicals for the stage -- Business of songwriting: Agents, managers, and labels for singer-songwriters -- Working with publishers and agents -- Making the best demo -- Producing your own songs -- Finishing touches: Different creative styles -- How collaborators work -- Rewriting melodies and lyrics -- Protecting your songs: Royalties and guilds -- Songwriting and the internet -- What's happening today -- Appendixes: Glossary -- Resources -- Contests and competitions -- Index.

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