How To Write A Hit Song

How To Write A Hit Song

How To Write A Hit Song

(Book). Covering all the essentials of craft and marketing for launching and sustaining a long, successful writing career, this cutting-edge revision contains an exclusive interview with Oscar-winning songwriter Melissa Etheridge "I Need to Wake Up" and shows you, step by step, how to write a hit song.

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Genre : Music
Author : Molly-Ann Leikin
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2008-10-01
Total Pages : 114 Pages
ISBN : 9781476854410


How To Write A Hit Song And Sell It

How To Write A Hit Song And Sell It

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Genre : Music
Author : Tommy Boyce
Publisher : Wilshire Book Company
Release : 1975
Total Pages : 151 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015009605398


How Not To Write A Hit Song

How Not To Write A Hit Song

HOW (NOT) TO WRITE A HIT SONG! - 101 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID IF YOU WANT SONGWRITING SUCCESS takes a close look at the essential elements consistently found in the structure, melodies and lyrics of all hit songs. The book highlights and analyzes the most common errors that are made when these key components are built into a song—so that new writers can try to avoid such mistakes in their own songs.Most writers have, at some stage, had to endure the disappointment of having songs rejected by music publishers or record companies—and ended up asking themselves: “Could I have done more to make my songs better?”.This book aims to help writers recognise any weaknesses in their songs, so that they can re-work them, make them stronger, and hopefully achieve the breakthrough that they're seeking. The music industry has been going through major changes in recent years. It is now a 'singles market' again. As a result, there are now even greater opportunities for new writers who are capable of crafting potential hit songs with memorable melodies and lyrics. But competition is intense. So it's more important than ever for writers to make sure their songs stand out from the pack by avoiding the traps and pitfalls that many inexperienced songwriters fall into.Written in an easy, non-technical style, the book identifies many frequent causes of songwriting problems—from common mistakes in basic song structure … to having the wrong mental attitude and an unsatisfactory songwriting environment. From getting the blend of core ingredients wrong … to flawed choices when it comes to titles, melodies, lyrics, hooks, choruses, intros, bridges, pre-choruses—and even the song demo itself.The book's author, Brian Oliver—an experienced music publisher, songwriter and music consultant—warns that aspiring writers' chances of success could be hampered if they fail to spend enough time polishing their songs and eradicating weaknesses in their songwriting.That's why this book sets out to help new writers develop their own unique writing style while avoiding fundamental errors at each key stage in the song development process. It includes important tips on fixing and strengthening songs, along with a detailed checklist of 101 common mistakes that writers can measure their own songs against—no matter how 'finished' they think their songs are.

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Genre : Music
Author : Brian Oliver
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-03-17
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 1492836826


How To Write One Song

How To Write One Song

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

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Genre : Music
Author : Jeff Tweedy
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-10-13
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780593183533


The Song Machine Inside The Hit Factory

The Song Machine Inside The Hit Factory

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

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Genre : Music
Author : John Seabrook
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-10-05
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780393241938


Songwriting Without Boundaries

Songwriting Without Boundaries

Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: • tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details • effectively use metaphor and comparative language • add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.

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Genre : Music
Author : Pat Pattison
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-12-13
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781599632995


How To Write A Hit Song

How To Write A Hit Song

"How to Write a Hit Song covers everything aspiring songwriters must know to be successful, from creating memorable lyrics, composing the melody, and crafting song structure to collaborating, finding a publisher, and recording a song."--Back cover.

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Genre : Music
Author : Molly-Ann Leikin
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 1423441982


Beginning Songwriting

Beginning Songwriting

(Berklee Guide). Learn to write songs! This book presents the basic concepts of popular songwriting, such as song construction, creativity techniques, melodic and harmonic development, how to write memorable lyrics, and other core topics. Hands-on exercises make it practical, and the accompanying recording illustrates the concepts for those who don't yet read music.

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Genre : Music
Author : Andrea Stolpe
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2015-05-30
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781495029608


How To Write A Song Even If You Ve Never Written One Before And You Think You Suck

How To Write A Song Even If You Ve Never Written One Before And You Think You Suck

Once upon a time, there wasn't a song. Then, sometime later, there was. "How the $&%! did that happen?" you might ask. How to Write a Song (Even If You've Never Written One Before and You Think You Suck) is the definitive, no-nonsense and 100% beginner-proof guide to writing original songs. Whether you're a complete beginner or a more experienced songwriter looking to improve your songwriting process, How to Write a Song... walks you through a powerful, stimulating but simple process you can use to create great songs, time after time. It's not a formula. It's not a songwriting 'method'. You'll craft every single note and word of your song. You'll write in any style you like. Meanwhile, you'll learn not just what to do but why you're doing it - so you can use those skills in every other song you create. You'll be guided step-by-step through how to find a great song idea, how to choose an effective title, how to craft a solid lyric, how to write catchy melodies and grooves, and how to combine all of those parts effectively into a complete song. And best of all, literally all you need get started is some basic experience on piano or guitar, or with a Digital Audio Workstation like Logic, Ableton or GarageBand. Everything else is inside.

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Author : Ed Bell
Publisher :
Release : 2020-09-11
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 1733375007


Murphy S Laws Of Songwriting

Murphy S Laws Of Songwriting

Revised 2013 About the Book Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Never more so however than in the 21st century. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted, fragmented listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there for long enough for your song to become "their song" requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy's Laws of Songwriting "The Book" arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process and opening the door to serious professional songwriting. Hall of fame songwriter Paul Williams said in his review of the book "If there was a hit songwriters secret handshake Da Murphy would probably have included it." About the Author Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living ding what they love to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed Murphy's Laws of Songwriting articles used as part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement based on more than luck.

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Genre : Composition (Music)
Author : Ralph Murphy
Publisher : Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
Release : 2013-04-01
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780615416595