Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music out there. You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing -- and selling -- meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 -- get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your inner voice to creating a mood and everything in between Jaunt around the genres -- discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out -- master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music -- find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web -- harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Songwriting For Dummies, 2 nd Edition (9781119675655) was previously published as Songwriting For Dummies, 2 nd Edition (9780470615140). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
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Explore songwriting genres to find your fit Try your hand at writing lyrics and discover your own voice Create demo recordings of your latest songs Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide shares insight from songwriters who've written legendary songs that have gotten airplay for five decades. Discover tips on identifying the music genre that best fits your talents, building your own lyric-writing voice, and creating music and melodies. This book also guides you through collaborating with other writers, creating demo recordings, and navigating the business of professional songwriting. Inside... Finding songwriting inspiration Using poetic devices in lyrics Adding in rhythm and melody Writing for stage, screen, and television Collaborating with other songwriters Making money from your music