Songwriting for Dummies (Paperback)

Songwriting for Dummies By Jim Peterik, Dave Austin, Cathy Lynn Austin Cover Image
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Proven techniques for songwriting success

This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music out there. You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing and selling meaningful, timeless songs.

  • Songwriting 101 get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your inner voice to creating a mood and everything in between
  • Jaunt around the genres discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more
  • Let the lyrics out master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges
  • Make beautiful music find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song
  • Work the Web harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience

Open the book and find:

  • What you need to know before you write a single note
  • Tips on finding inspiration
  • Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics
  • Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting
  • A look at famous songwriting collaborators
  • Writing for stage, screen, and television
  • How to make a demo to get your song heard
  • Advice on how to make money from your music

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Songwriting For Dummies (9780470615140). The book you see here shouldn t be considered a new or updated product. But if you re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We re always writing about new topics.

About the Author


Jim Peterik, a Grammy-winning songwriter, has written many Billboard Top 10 hits, including the legendary #1 hit "Eye of the Tiger". Dave Austin is a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "Presidential Award" recipient. Cathy Lynn is a screenwriter and nonfiction writer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781119675655
ISBN-10: 1119675650
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: February 5th, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English