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The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody / Edition 1
     

The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody / Edition 1

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by Jimmy Kachulis
 

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ISBN-10: 0634026593

ISBN-13: 9780634026591

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

(Berklee Press). Spark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will

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(Berklee Press). Spark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will provide new insight into your craft; it teaches the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own art. This book comes with a CD so you can practice your songs with accompaniment, even if you can't play an instrument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780634026591
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Songwriting and Lyrics Series
Edition description:
Book & CD
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
632,732
Product dimensions:
(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

CD Tracksv
Overview: The Songwriter's Workshopix
Notes and Chords Used in This Bookxiii
Unit I.Rhythm1
A.Ideas2
Lesson 1.Note Lengths3
Lesson 2.Phrase Lengths and Space5
Lesson 3.Phrase Beginnings and Stressed Words8
Lesson 4.Phrase Endings11
Lesson 5.Ending Titles on the Downbeat13
B.Song Sections15
Lesson 6.Exact Repetition16
Lesson 7.Varied Repetition18
Lesson 8.Internal Repetition20
Lesson 9.Contrasting Ideas22
Lesson 10.Number of Phrases24
Lesson 11.Contrasting Sections29
Unit II.Melody On Chords33
A.Ideas34
Lesson 12.One Chord Tone35
Lesson 13.Neighbor Notes37
Lesson 14.Two Chord Tones40
Lesson 15.Passing Notes42
Lesson 16.Arpeggios44
Lesson 17.Scales47
B.Song Sections49
Lesson 18.Keep the Rhythm, Change the Shape50
Lesson 19.Repetition52
Lesson 20.Sequence54
Lesson 21.Inversion56
Lesson 22.Shorten the Motive58
Lesson 23.Lengthen the Motive60
Lesson 24.Contrasting Sections62
Unit III.Melody Across Chord Changes65
A.Ideas66
Lesson 25.Connecting Chords67
Lesson 26.In-Sync Phrasing69
Lesson 27.Out-of-Sync Phrasing71
Lesson 28.Longer Melody Phrasing73
Lesson 29.Major Melodic Cadences75
Lesson 30.Minor Melodic Cadences78
B.Song Sections80
Lesson 31.Verse/Refrain Song Form81
Lesson 32.Verse/Chorus Song83
Lesson 33.Verse/Prechorus/Chorus Song85
Unit IV.Melody Over Chord Changes89
A.Ideas90
Lesson 34.Major Pentatonic on One Chord91
Lesson 35.Major Blues94
Lesson 36.Major Blues Over Progressions97
Lesson 37.Minor Pentatonic Scale100
Lesson 38.Minor Blues103
Lesson 39.Mixolydian Melody106
Lesson 40.Dorian Melody109
B.Song Sections112
Lesson 41.Major Blues Song113
Lesson 42.Mixolydian Song117
Lesson 43.Dorian Song120
Unit V.Melody Against Bass Lines and Riffs123
A.Ideas124
Lesson 44.Parallel Motion125
Lesson 45.Similar Motion127
Lesson 46.Oblique Motion129
Lesson 47.Contrary Motion Against a Bass Line132
B.Song Sections134
Lesson 48.Different Bass in Verse and Chorus135
Lesson 49.Same Bass in Verse and Chorus137
Lesson 50.Riff-Based Songs139
AppendixScales143
What Next?154

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The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Jimmy Kachulis' unintimidating approach makes this book accessible for the absolute beginner, as well as the more advanced songwriter. Building upon the reader's individual preferences, 'The Sonwriter's Workshop: Melody' Is designed to help the reader overcome writer's block with a series of exercises, examples, and tips provided from professional songwriters. The accompanying CD will give you the opportunity to practice your newly developed songs. Learn how to write memorable choruses and create melodies that are unique to you.