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6 Steps to Songwriting Success - rev edition

6 Steps to Songwriting Success (ISBN10: 0823084124; ISBN13: 9780823084128)
ISBN13: 978-0823084128
ISBN10: 0823084124

Summary: Drawing on his experience as a hit-making songwriter and songwriting instructor, the author presents an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to mastering those key elements consistently found in hit songs. Incorporating inspiring anecdotes, effective exercises, and common-sense checklists for self-evaluation, the book provides a concise analysis of the six steps essential to songwriting success-developing successful song structures, writing effective lyrics, com
posing memorable melodies, producing successful demos, taking care of business, and developing persistence. Exercises for practicing and honing these skills, advice from more than 50 industry professionals, and checklists to objectively assess one's strengths and weaknesses are included. This updated edition reflects industry changes such as the advent of MP3s, the increase in music sampling, and the fact that CDs have replaced cassettes as the industry standard for presenting material. 6 Steps to Songwriting Success contains everything songwriters need to know about the creative and business aspects of writing successful songs.
  • Includes new information on MP3s. demo CDs, and music sampling
  • The first edition sold more than 25,000 copies
  • From one of those rare songwriters to ever have singles on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously
  • Blume's songs are on albums that have sold more than 45 million copies
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Summary: Drawing on his experience as a hit-making songwriter and songwriting instructor, the author presents an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to mastering those key elements consistently found in hit songs. Incorporating inspiring anecdotes, effective exercises, and common-sense checklists for self-evaluation, the book provides a concise analysis of the six steps essential to songwriting success-developing successful song structures, writing effective lyrics, composing memorable melodies, producing successful demos, taking care of business, and developing persistence. Exercises for practicing and honing these skills, advice from more than 50 industry professionals, and checklists to objectively assess one's strengths and weaknesses are included. This updated edition reflects industry changes such as the advent of MP3s, the increase in music sampling, and the fact that CDs have replaced cassettes as the industry standard for presenting material. 6 Steps to Songwriting Success contains everything songwriters need to know about the creative and business aspects of writing successful songs.
  • Includes new information on MP3s. demo CDs, and music sampling
  • The first edition sold more than 25,000 copies
  • From one of those rare songwriters to ever have singles on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously
  • Blume's songs are on albums that have sold more than 45 million copies
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Edition/Copyright: REV 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Billboard Books
Published: 09/01/2008
International: No



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