The Songwriting Sourcebook

How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs

Rooksby, Rikky

Book Plus CD - 2011
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
The Songwriting Sourcebook
(Reference). Originally published in 2003, and now revised and updated, The Songwriting Sourcebook is the third entry in Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs series. This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences. It shows: * How three and four chords can lay the foundation for a simple song, and how to move on to progressions using five and six chords * How to give your chord sequences additional color by adding chords that are not strictly in key, including blues chords * How to write chord sequences for songs in minor keys as well as major keys, and how to take progressions into new territories by changing key * How to fine-tune the color of your chords by understanding the emotional potential of sevenths, sixths and ninths All examples come with easy-to-read guitar chord boxes, and the accompanying 20-track audio CD features original recordings that illustrate some of the points made in the book.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books, 2011
Edition: New, 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780879309596
Branch Call Number: 782.4213 R777s 2011
Characteristics: 240 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm. +,1 sound disc (68 min., 53 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Fogg, Rod
Roberts, Jim (James H.)
Alternate Title: Song writing sourcebook


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