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Method songwriting : the method used by professionals

Author: Buddy Kaye
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Buddy Kaye
ISBN: 0312017901 9780312017903
OCLC Number: 17385132
Description: xx, 183 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Twenty songwriting techniques. Starting with a title : the seed of songwriting --
Working from a synopsis : establishing your story --
The three-minute movie : the beginning, middle, and end --
Associated words : aid for accelerated writing --
Form : the mathematics of song --
Title repetition and title placement --
Meter and syllables : the rhythm of the words --
Rhymes : creating word sounds --
Singable words : hard and soft syllables --
Specifics : who, when, where, what, why, how --
Imagery : the painted word --
Alliteration : enhancing word sounds --
Language tone : regional colloquialisms --
Emotional values : the heart of the song --
Opening lines : words that command attention --
Overstating : lyrics larger than life --
Brevity : the economy of language --
Person-to-person lyrics : the "you and me" approach --
Changing lyrical scenes : creating visual excursions --
Prosody : the "marriage" of words and music --
Beyond the twenty techniques --
Country songs : life set to music --
Professional insights into sixteen song topics. Impact of lyrics : verbalizing the melody --
The inner lyric : writing from within --
Discipline : four lines a day --
The power of words --
The charisma of music --
Writing to established chords --
Rewriting : revisiting your "completed" song --
Collaboration : creative partnerships --
Coping with writer's block --
Critiquing your own song : a rating method --
The business of music. Listener reactions : why people buy records --
Selling your songs : the professional way --
How to cast your song for a recording artist --
Ten don'ts when you're with a music publisher --
Dealing with criticism : rising above the negatives --
Winning : counting on yourself --
The songwriter's survival kit --
Addena. Subjects to write about --
Writing assignments.
Responsibility: Buddy Kaye.

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