• Music Theory and Songwriting

  • 3 Books in 1: A Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Write Music, Song and Lyrics from Beginner to Expert
  • By: Samuel Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Chris Barton, Patrick McCaffrey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • 1.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Music Theory and Songwriting

By: Samuel Bernstein
Narrated by: Chris Barton,Patrick McCaffrey
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Publisher's Summary

Do you have a passion in music?
Do you want to improve a skill or understanding of songwriting, singing, music analysis, or music production, or generally grow your general acuity of music? Or do you want to improve your brain, your behavior, mood, and discipline or achieve success a lot easier with music? 

If you’ve answered YES, keep reading....

You Are About To Learn The Ins And Outs Of Music From The Basics To The Art Of Song Writing And Advanced Concepts For Experienced Musicians - You Will Find It Here!

Music is far more than being talented or having passion in music. Music is a skill, it is an art, and science that takes directed focus, attention, and commitment to master if you truly want to have a skill worth celebrating....

And this three in one book is about to hold you by the hand - everything from the basics to the very advanced stuff that will make you stand out from the crowd of wannabes....

So if you’ve probably been asking yourself:

What do I need to do to sing, write, or analyze music well or play a certain instrument aptly?

What is the quickest way to learn music theory or produce music?

How can I turn music into a business?

Where should I begin my journey?

And other similar questions, this book will give you all the answers you need to achieve your dream of becoming an accomplished musician in whatever respect.

This book is here to teach you, from scratch, all you need to know about music to turn you into a skilled musician in no time. From the fundamental basics of songwriting, sound, and music analysis (among others) for beginners, the essentials of music for intermediates seeking development to the more advanced concepts for experienced musicians, this book will give you everything you need to know to jump from a total beginner or amateur to a very skilled and erudite musician.

More precisely, this three in one book will teach you:

  • The history and evolution of music
  • The emotional side of making music
  • What music theory and songwriting entail
  • Why you should choose songwriting
  • The various techniques of songwriting
  • How to compose music
  • Music analysis
  • The benefits that come from music, including health, relationship, and therapeutic benefits
  • The types of music
  • What to know if you’re thinking about studying music
  • Why and how to learn music theory, including how to train your ear to hear
  • Music lessons to help you keep up
  • How to begin a melody, modify a song, and think song thoughts
  • How to set your time to learn music theory
  • The next steps after learning music theory
  • Classical music for beginners 
  • Solfeo self-practices
  • Musical elements
  • The ins and outs of sound, melody, scales, chords, and harmony
  • Prominent and popular types of music, and music genres of all tastes
  • Genre of music, depending on the instrument you use
  • Music intervals and their uses
  • Reading music on the staff, including music note recognition
  • How to turn song writing into business
  • The ins and outs of music production
  • Vocal training techniques
  • How to move on stage and seduce the public
  • The spirituality of music
  • And so much more!

Even if this seems like an unknown world, this book will teach you everything you need to know using simple language....

Don’t miss the opportunity to master music!

©2020 Samuel Bernstein (P)2021 Samuel Bernstein

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Don’t waste your time

Horrible structure and content. Did not deliver the expected content in any meaningful way. A complete waste of time. Also, all the 5 star reviews are from one of two dates. Seems shady.

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stuffy, irrelevant, with good vocal tips

ten chapters of music appreciation and the healing power's of classical music, outdated music theory methods, and a surprisingly usefull vocal section at the end. it is very clear that this person has done no songwriting at all. doesn't cover song structure, modes, voice leading, how to write a hook, etc. if you're looking for music theory or songwriting, look elsewhere, also useless without the book.

the entire thing is written using the do re me method, which is painfully outdated and really only still used among classically trained vocalists, and to be able to understand the concepts that they are teaching in do re me, you would have to be an expert to keep up, and if you're an expert, then you would already know the intervals and the other basics that they taught.

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Suspiciously highly rated junk

It might be something useful in this thing but I didn't get to it.. The first hour is just a useless mishmash of trivia about how important music is and why you should learn music theory ('cause it's good for you); talks about hormones as well as about the long debunked "Mozart effect" pseudo-scientific nonsense. Incoherent, lacking organization, repeats same irrelevant bits over and over and over... Gets into details about "sound", what types of media is transmitted through, speeds, amplitude, etc but then glosses over concepts like interval. Uses advanced musical terminology early at the beginning of the book without any explanation for those concepts which I would expect to be introduced and thoroughly explained later in the material. I gave up and I'll go ahead and try to find something else, more serious.

I purchased the audiobook because it has an almost 5/5 review score. There's something strange about reviews though: the first two appear genuine (and very low rated) but the rest (about 50) go as follows (yes, I've spent time counting them):

Date: 09/01/21 - 1 review, 1/5 overall
Date: 06/29/21 - 1 review, 2/5 overall
Date: 05/08/21 - 25 reviews, 5/5 for all review fields
Date: 04/30/21 - 25 reviews, 5/5 for all review fields

With the exception of the first two, reviewer names follow the same homogeneous pattern (<name> <initial>. <surname>), all the reviews have the same style, they're not "identical" but they sound the same, like they've been generated by a machine programmed to generate "diverse" review blurbs ("This book is for the worthy reveal"? Seriously?).

If I were you, I'd be looking for something else to spend money on.

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  • 02-03-22

Constantly references to absent pictures

Useless, the narrator is constantly referencing to pictures and tables of the physical book which aren't included in the audiobook. This makes it very hard to follow and his extremely dry and monotone delivery is not helping either. I regret buying this