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Publisher's Summary

You're about to discover how to craft great songs packed full of meaning. You'll learn how to stay focused, be productive, and get over writer's block. They'll be little exercises throughout that will challenge your ear, creativity and artistry.

You'll learn a little music theory, what makes a great song, and how to craft memorable melodies.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

  • How to craft an engaging story in our song
  • How to write catchy melodies
  • Harmony masterclass
  • Rhyme and rhythm 101
  • How to structure songs to devastating effect
  • How to be productive and power through writer's block
  • And much more!

©2016 JPL Publishing (P)2016 JPL Publishing

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Waste of Time

This offered nothing more than a few mantras and basic review of chord progression. Weak.

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Short but decent

I enjoyed have the book was structured. But I do wish it was longer with more examples. I would've liked some more breakdowns of actual popular songs and exercises to perform other than just a harmony and a simple poem. Would say it would be worth $1.50.

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short but sweet!

This book had lots of good ideas and exercises to get you started on the bare bones basics of writing songs. It's a little too short for my tadtes but very useful!!!

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Great (and very short) introduction in songwriting

Great narration and written well. But really short and brief and mostly about writing lyrics. He goes blazingly fast over the other topics on writing a song (melody, chords, key, ...)

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Just didn't dig it much.

(13 yrs experience) was not impressed with the subject matter. would not recommend for purchase.

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An Insightful Book For Beginner Song Writers

This book is a quick read, and detailed description of the way songs should be later out.

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  • Mark
  • Jefferson, CO, United States
  • 01-19-17

Short but sweet

Very nice introduction to songwriting... introduces all the theory and harmonic conventions to push those who have little to no experience forward. And for all levels, it's great to review the basics. The reader was clear and concise. Definitely worth the price of admission.

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great introduction and thorough insights.

Great introduction and thorough insights. I'm a beginner in songwriting with a background in music.

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Easy to understand

I'm very inspired and can't wait to try out these methods.
I will defiantly check out the links suggested in this book.

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  • Alexandra
  • 04-18-18

Simple easy to understand and very educational.

Where does Songwriting: Powerful Melody, Lyric and Composing Skills to Help You Craft a Hit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ive read many music industry text this is the first Ive listened to,which I found very helpful. This book is very good and can sit amongest the great songwriting text that I would of been told to read while studying music at uni.

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This is a very clear short text outlineing the steps needed to develop a song and a songwriteing habit. As a songwriter myself and teacher of the craft I very much appraciate how the autor has made this text so short and sweet.