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Great songwriting techniques

Author: Jack Perricone
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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In Great Songwriting Techniques, veteran composer and teacher Jack Perricone shares years of experience in the art, science, and pedagogy of songwriting to teach readers the craft.
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Perricone, Jack.
Great songwriting techniques.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017038738
(OCoLC)1001413831
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Perricone
ISBN: 9780199967667 0199967660
OCLC Number: 1030304551
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half title; Great Songwriting Techniques; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Companion Website; Introduction; Methodology and song selection; My personal experience as a songwriter; My thoughts on professional songwriting; How to use this book; Part I The Basics; 1 Beginning A Song; Beginning with a title; Beginning with a lyric concept; The importance of having a central idea; Beginning with a musical idea; Beginning with a melodic idea; Beginning with a chord progression; Writing to riffs and tracks; Collaboration; Summary; Activities; 2 Introduction to Melody Melody: pitch and rhythmConceiving a melody: melody's connection to lyrics; Melodic rhythm; Memorable melodic rhythms; Conversational and declarative melodies; Arpeggiated melodies; Melodic shape and direction; Characteristics of memorable melodies; A song "hook"; Summary; Activities; 3 Rhythm and Rhyme; Rhythm; Rhyme; Matched phrases; Inexactly matched phrases; Masculine and feminine rhymes; Internal rhymes; Rhyme as a catalyst to creation; The order of the phrases; To rhyme or not to rhyme; Perfect rhyme, imperfect rhyme, assonance, and consonance; Balance, the norm Rhyme as a unifying factorThe strategic use of rhyme; The element of surprise; Summary; Activities; 4 Tone Tendencies; The importance of tonality; Tonality; Major scale in relationship to the harmonic series-​stable and unstable tones; Melodic progression; Tone tendencies and form; Immediate and delayed resolutions; Dependent and independent melodies; Independent melody; Dependent melody; Melody in two tonal relationships; Characteristics of each of the unstable pitches in the major scale; Re; La; Fa; Ti; Secondary resolutions; Chromatic notes; Other scales Tone tendencies in the Aeolian mode (or natural minor)Tone tendencies in Mixolydian mode; Tone tendencies in the Dorian mode; Tone tendencies in the melodic minor ascending; Tone tendencies' relationship to the lyric and to prosody; Summary; Activities; 5 Setting Lyrics to Music/​Setting Music to Lyrics; Rhythm and meter-​the basics; Syncopation; Beginning with music; Process; The sounds of words; Assonance and alliteration; Collaboration-​writing lyrics to a given piece of music; Beginning with lyrics, process; Learning from the masters; Learning from masters of collaboration Suggested studySummary; Activities; 6 Simple and Interesting; "Always"; "Imagine"; Summary; Addendum; Part II Tonal Environments; 7 Traditional Major/​Minor Environment; Precompositional decisions; Traditional major-​controlling your tonal materials; Traditional major/​minor scales; Functional harmony and chord progression in traditional major and minor; Major key harmony; Strong root movements in traditional harmony; Chromaticism; Secondary dominants; Traditional minor scales and their diatonic triads; Modal interchange; Summary; Activities; 8 The Blues, Rock, R&B, and Modal Environments
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