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How to write songs on guitar

Author: Rikky Rooksby
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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So you want to write songs, and you want to write them on guitar. This is the book that shows you exactly how. Taking tips and tricks from classic songwriters, from Bob Dylan to The Beatles to Tori Amos, "How To Write Songs On Guitar" takes you through the four main elements of a song - rhythm, melody, lyrics and harmony - and inspires you to combine them in exciting new ways. This revised and expanded edition adds
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rikky Rooksby
ISBN: 9780879309428 0879309423
OCLC Number: 223807679
Notes: "A guitar-playing and songwriting course"--Cover.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Songwriting methods --
Chord dictionary (part 1) --
Chord sequences --
Developing sequences --
Song structures --
Rhythm --
Melody --
How to write a lyric --
Chord dictionary (part 2, advanced harmony) --
Keys and key changing --
Guitar resources (part 1) --
Guitar resources (part 2, altered tunings) --
Making a demo recording --
Gallery of songs --
Famous songwriters on songwriting --
Recommended albums for songwriters.
Other Titles: Write songs
Responsibility: Rikky Rooksby.

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So you want to write songs, and you want to write them on guitar. This is the book that shows you exactly how. Taking tips and tricks from classic songwriters, from Bob Dylan to The Beatles to Tori Amos, "How To Write Songs On Guitar" takes you through the four main elements of a song - rhythm, melody, lyrics and harmony - and inspires you to combine them in exciting new ways. This revised and expanded edition adds 32 pages of contemporary examples and new ideas. Packed with chord diagrams, tips on recording demos, recommended listening programmes and much more, with "How To Write Songs On Guitar" you'll soon be producing better, more memorable songs.

Theory of music & musicology.

Guitar.

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