Songwriting Step by Step

Songwriting Step by Step

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Overview

Songwriting Step by Step by Aaron Cheney

If you are an aspiring musician, poet, or wordsmith who has ever wanted to write a song—or if you want to write better songs—this book will lead you step by step through the songwriting process and help you to discover tricks and techniques for creating powerful, memorable lyrics and music.


Get tips on how to:


- organize your songwriting tools


- develop and maintain your creativity


- uncover compelling song titles


- create powerful metaphors


- write stronger melodies


- rewrite good songs into great songs


- copyright your songs


Aaron Cheney introduces each new principle with easy to follow and entertaining explanations. Every page is jam-packed with great information for the beginner and pro alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938281761
Publisher: Gazebo Gardens Publishing,LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2016
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Aaron Cheney is an award-winning songwriter, a guitarist, an artist, and an author. His songs run the gamut from country to heavy metal and have been recorded by artists across the country. His teaching experience includes courses in songwriting, music history, and music psychology. Aaron currently plays guitar in a band and lives with his wife, Kathy, in the Seattle, Washington area.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION II

CHAPTER ONE: Tools Of The Trade 1

CHAPTER TWO: Getting Creative 9

CHAPTER THREE: Writing Great Lyrics 20

CHAPTER FOUR: Crafting Great Music 49

CHAPTER FIVE: You've Got A Song 68

APPENDIX 89

SONG CHECKLIST 90

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 91

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 91

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