The Songwriting Sourcebook

How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs
Rooksby, Rikky (Book Plus CD - 2011)
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(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.
Authors: Rooksby, Rikky
Title: The songwriting sourcebook
how to turn chords into great songs
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books, 2011
Edition: New, 2nd ed
Characteristics: 240 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm. +,1 sound disc (68 min., 53 sec. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: by Rikky Rooksby ; [additional material for this revised edition by Rod Fogg ; editor, Jim Roberts]
Notes: "Fully updated and expanded edition"--Cover
Additional Contributors: Fogg, Rod
Roberts, Jim (James H.)
Alternate Title: Song writing sourcebook
ISBN: 9780879309596
Branch Call Number: 782.4213 R777s 2011
Subject Headings: Popular music Writing and publishing Chords (Music) Composition (Music) Handbooks, manuals, etc Guitar Chord diagrams
Topical Term: Popular music
Chords (Music)
Composition (Music)
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Here's another instructive book on writing songs for guitars.

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