Songwriting Fundamentals book

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Songwriting Fundamentals

Songwriting Fundamentals book Dave Byers at DC Music Store. "Discover the true joy of songwriting when you understand the fundamentals used in many successful songs! "This book covers songwriting from A to Z. It is the perfect book for those starting out in songwriting as well as the intermediate and advanced writers looking to improve their songwriting skills. Each section is clearly labeled and easy to find. No other book covers the songwriting fundamentals as completely as this book does. More than just songwriting tips, this book goes deep into all the things you need to know to write great lyrics and songs! This book covers all the fundamentals which makes it great for the complete songwriting beginner but since it dives so deeply into subjects an intermediate or advanced writer will also gain much useful knowledge.

Songwriting Fundamentals book Table of contents


Section 1 – Technique
Ways to be inspired
Verses of inspiration
Same thing but a new way
Beautiful person/song
Catch their attention quickly
Telling your story
Catchy title
The hook
The focus of a song
Saying it directly
Unfolding your lyric
Point of view
Talking to the listener
Keeping the chorus intact
Song length

Section 2 – Structure
Verse/chorus format
Studying rhyme and song structure
Rhyme scheme
The many type’s of rhymes
Song meter
Tension and release
The punch line
Music theory and melodies
Catchy melodies
Metaphors and similes

Section 3 – Making it a song
Mapping your songs
Story songs
The beauty of contrast and conflict
Details make the song
Writing from your heart
Interesting intervals
Rewriting your songs
Relax and write it
Frequently asked questions
Basic songwriting tips
Web sites of interest
In closing

Customers comments on "The Songwriting Fundamentals book:

Dave Byers' "Songwriting Fundamentals" book is an excellent resource for new songwriters, and even seasoned writers will appreciate being reminded what makes a great song. Far removed from a traditional textbook approach, Dave writes in a conversational manner that makes his book hard to put down. James Moore

A lot of helpful hints which made me realize I was doing right. Thank you for the helpful tips. It has helped greatly. Kathryn

Dave, I enjoyed your Songwriting Fundamentals book. Thanks for your words and your references. Billy

Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge and talent with others. It inspires me to work hard and use the information to play the guitar. Holly

I just wanted to tell you that this book has helped me so much! Haley

I just wanted to say it is great - Anita

Very good material Dave. Keep up the good work. Hope this gives you the exposure that you so rightly deserve. Mary

I am a writer and I am learning some good tips from you. Keep up the good teaching and thanks again, Dave. William

I just wanted to personally thank you for being an encouragement through your book. (your articles helped resolve a lot of issues in the songwriting area already...much appreciated!) Pete

Hi Dave, I just have to tell you that this was a terrific answer to prayer. When I asked the Lord for direction in getting serious with this gift I found this treasure trove!! Temple

I have enjoyed your information and it has helped me finish some of my songs." Ian - "Really enjoyed your book on songwriting - was sitting here with 'writer's block' trying to finish a few things" Amy - "Loved your book! Great work!" Alexandra

I very much appreciate your emphasis on Melody in your book. Lenny

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