The Songwriting Sourcebook
How to Turn Chords Into Great SongsBook Plus CD - 2011
(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
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.)
Alternative Title: Song writing sourcebook
From Library Staff
Here's another instructive book on writing songs for guitars.