Great Books for Songwriters:
for Songwriters & Lyricists
Craft And Business of Songwriting"
by John Braheny
hard to conceive of a book for songwriters that covers more territory
and does so more effectively - now in its third edition,
no doubt owing to its accessibility, thoroughness and practicality
not to mention all of the updates needed to explain new
digital technologies and the music industrys constant shape-shifting."
- American Songwriter Magazine
Soup For the Soul: The Story Behind the Song"
Soup For the Soul Publishing
Songwriters are sure
to find this book a fascinating read. As prominent veterans
of the music business, the authors have interviewed
the composers of 101 hit songs to reveal many interesting
and often surprising stories behind each of the songs.
Always entertaining and usually inspirational, this
excellent book is a must-read for aspiring songwriters
and everyone who loves music!
Black Book Of Songwriting
remarkable little book is easy to read and full of excellent advice
for songwriters. Author Michael Anderson is a successful songwriter
in his own right, and he understands every facet of the craft. This
potent little book is well-designed to help songwriters improve
their skills and unlock the secrets of great songwriting!
to Hit Songwriting: 126 Proven Techniques for Writing Songs That
by Robin Frederick
Published by Taxi Music Books
written and highly informative. Designed to help songwriters improve
their craft and learn effective songwriting techniques."
Art of Writing Great Lyrics"
By Pamela Phillips Oland
Published by Allworth Press
prolific songwriter whose lyrics have been recorded by such notables
as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra, Pamela Phillips
Oland speaks from 20 years of experience. This excellent book examines
all the aspects of the songwriting craft." — Library Journal
"88 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them" & "12 Steps to Building Better Songs"
By Pat & Pete Luboff
the great songwriting team of Pat & Pete Luboff, these two books
are easy to read and brimming over with information on the craft
you have questions about metaphor, meter, structure, rhyme scheme
anything else related to lyric writing, the answers are all here
in one place. Pat Pattison is a teacher in the highest sense of
the word. He
not only tells us what we can do, he shows us how to do it.
"Secrets of Songcraft and Survival in the Music-biz,"
this great new book is a songwriting course wrapped in a memoir,
recounting Rand Bishop's 40-year career as a recording artist, producer,
A&R exec and music publisher. Highly recommended reading for
aspiring songwriters and artists.
fail to reach their goals, it's often because they don't
understand how the music business works. Authored by
Dennis R. Sinnott, a true legend in the worldwide music
business, this highly informative book details effective
methods to market and publish your songs. The wealth
of information in this book can powerfully increase
chances you'll succeed as a songwriter.
about all the different aspects of songwriting from Jimmy Kachulis,
a top songwriting teacher at Berklee College of Music. Mr. Kachulis
is a well-known lecturer who has helped thousands of songwriters
develop their talents.
To Promote Your Music
Successfully On the Internet"
book designed to help songwriters promote music on the
Coloring Book: The Essential Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting"
good book challenges the way you think. A great book changes the
way you think. This is that kind of book. Author Bill Pere is a
30-year veteran of the music business.
First Cut: A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting There"
by Jerry Vandiver & Gracie Hollombe
excellent, hands-on book for any songwriter. It is one of the most
original and helpful books on songwriting I have ever read. Highly
recommended." — Paul Corbin, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI-Nashville
Blue Dolphin Publishing
"If you’re looking for a book that give
specifics on craft, reality checks on the music business, and profuse,
real-life examples of what a song is, and how to write one that flows
from your mind and speaks from your heart, becoming remarkable is
your ticket to ride." — American Songwriter Magazine
"Sell Your Music: How To Profitably Sell Your Own
Recordings Online" by Mark W. Curran
W. Curran's highly
informative book reveals effective strategies to sell your music directly
to the record-buying public
Edited by Ian Bessler
Miles To A Record Deal"
by Bronson Herrmuth
Catfish Dancin' Books & Music
A Manual of Reference
for the Working Musician, Band, Artist or Songwriter
Music Theory for Practical People"
and informative look at practical music theory. Lots of interesting
ideas to help you understand composition and write better songs.