Lyrics & Music: Music Theory for Aspiring Songwriters

Lyrics & Music: Music Theory for Aspiring Songwriters

by Willy Minnix

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Overview

Are you trying to write songs, but you feel something is missing?





This Barnes & Nobel Edition includes several appendices that will expand your songwriting potential.




In this book you will learn all of the tips and tricks that have helped songwriters write great songs for the past 50 years. Author Willy Minnix covers tried and true methods that will help you improve your lyrics, chord progressions, and melodies, and help you capture that certain magic that people like the Beatles, Elton John, Brian Wilson and Bob Dylan have known for years.




Whether your songs suffer from a lack of structure, or a weak hook, or are just missing that certain spark, the topics covered in "Lyrics and Music," will offer songwriters of any level interesting things to think about that will help them hone and take their craft to another level.




In this Book You Will Learn...


How to write better lyrics



How to choose chords that make your music sound distinct



How to modulate from one key to another within a song



How to make your songs catch a listeners ear



How to make changes to your rhythm without losing your audience



How to arrange your music to maximize your listener's experience



How classic songwriters wrote timeless songs that still resonate



And how to apply these tips to your own songs




Willy Minnix has been a professional musician, teacher and songwriter for over 20 years, with songs that have been featured on the radio, in film and on television. He is the author of over 10 books on music theory and mandolin studies, with his popular "Mandolin Dead Man's Tuning" series of books being sold all over the world. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC, and continues to teach, perform and speak publicly at festivals and colleges around the country.








Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987082982
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Exclusive ed.
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Willy Minnix has been a professional musician, teacher and songwriter for over 20 years, with songs that have been featured on the radio, in film and on television. He is the author of over 10 books on music theory and mandolin studies, with his popular “Mandolin Dead Man’s Tuning” series of books being sold all over the world. He lives in Winston-Salem, NC, and continues to teach, perform and speak publicly at festivals and colleges around the country.

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