This important guide for all songwriters was written and compiled by the prolific songwriter Steve Gillette Musical concepts are presented in simple terms, accompanied by helpful examples. The book includes business basics and inspiring quotations and perspectives on creativity.
The book is arranged in easy-to-understand sections on the basic elements of songwriting: melody, harmony, song structure, rhythm, lyrics, titles and “hooks.” Learn to transform your ideas (words and music) from concept into actual songs. The book includes essays from songwriting professionals like Graham Nash(“Teach Your Children”), Tom Paxton (“The Last Thing on my Mind”), and Len Chandler (LA Songwriters Assoc. co-founder), and many others.