Why not write your own songs?
You've learned the basics and rehearsed other musicians' pieces-now you want to try your own hand at writing. But it can be hard to get started...and sometimes even harder to know when to stop. The Young Musician's Guide to Songwriting is an ideal resource, designed specifically for guiding the young musician through the songwriting process-from idea generation to completed song.
It is also a refreshing tool for music teachers, private instructors, and parents of musicians, who have a young artist in need of some rails to guide them down the songwriting tracks.
Whether you're a beginning or advanced musician, author and musician Lisa Donovan Lukas compiles her years of experience teaching and working in the music industry to provide exercises that help the songwriter get started quickly; lessons on structure, lyrics, melody, harmony, and rhythm; and perhaps most importantly-the discovery and development of a good song idea.
So grab your instrument (and maybe your teacher), and crack open this book to unlock the gates to your own musical journey.
|Publisher:||Must Write Music|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Donovan Lukas has worked as a songwriter, composer, pianist, vocalist, orchestrator, film and television music copyist/proofreader, and music teacher. Years of her music students' cumulative interest in writing and composing original material inspired her to create a guide to songwriting, specifically for young artists.
Lukas earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the USC Thornton School of Music and has worked in the music industry ever since. Her songs have appeared in film and television, and Sheet Music Plus has published her educational piano music. Lukas's accolades include MTAC's prestigious Composers Today awards and numerous ASCAP Plus honors, including Popular Division and Concert Division awards.
Lukas is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Music Teachers' Association of California. She remains passionate about passing on the magical craft of songwriting to future generations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fantastic find! Unique-- it's called the "Young Musician's Guide to Songwriting' but really it's for everyone with an interest in writing a song. Filled with interesting, fun facts, inspiring stories and examples, this book makes you want to run out and write a hit! Clearly an experienced teacher and songwriter herself, the style and humor Ms Lukas employs to convey her ideas never talk down (or up) to her audience. Wonderful. Every page is a gem. Whatever your proficiency or level of musicianship, this book has something to offer. I'm so grateful to have come across this material. I'd been looking for a songwriting book for a while, but most seemed aimed at small children, or accomplished adults. This book hits just the right note. Love it.