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eBook The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs epub

by Rikky Rooksby

eBook The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs epub
  • ISBN: 0879307498
  • Author: Rikky Rooksby
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Music
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books; Pap/Com edition (September 2003)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1661 kb
  • FB2 size 1412 kb
  • Formats mbr lrf lit mobi


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

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.

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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.

Complementing Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar (00330574), this easy-to-use reference book will teach you how to write better songs. It analyzes important issues including writing harmonies, melodies and lyrics, and how to improve your songs by redrafting.

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This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences.

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.

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Rikky Rooksby: The Songwriting Sourcebook - How To Turn Chords Into Great Songs. This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences

Rikky Rooksby: The Songwriting Sourcebook - How To Turn Chords Into Great Songs. Publisher: Hal Leonard. 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 chordsHow to give your chord sequences additional color by adding chords that are not strictly in key, including blues chordsHow to write chord sequences for songs in minor keys as well as major keys, and how to.

(Book). Complementing Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar (00330574), this easy-to-use reference book will teach you how to write better songs. It analyzes important issues including writing harmonies, melodies and lyrics, and how to improve your songs by redrafting. The reference section includes sequences from a variety of diverse songs, outlining 20 songwriting moments, recommended listening for songwriters, and quotes about songwriting from professional songwriters. The enclosed CD features examples of chords, chord progressions and harmonies featured in the book, with a case history illustrating how to develop a song.
Comments: (7)
Barit
I just received this book the other day and I've been reading through it since then. I have been using it in conjunction with band in a box which makes for a great way to listen to the different examples in the book. However when I say there is a lot of content in the book I'm not joking. This one is going to take some time to get though and really absorb. Also because of the amount of examples in the book it's going to take some time to really experiment with the different examples and techniques in the book. Luckily there is a quick reference list in the back of the book that will allow you to quickly look up a topic and find the related example in the book. Overall I would highly recommend this book to others. I'm sure it's not the end all be all of songwriting but for people like me who enjoy making music as a hobby, and using applications like band in a box to create backing tracks, this book is the perfect companion to that program.
Xarcondre
Ricky Rooksby is more of a classical writer than a popular song writer. I think that background helped him in writing this how-to guide on structuring songs. Because of his extensive background in music theory, he's able to put together a guide that makes all of our songs sound better.

This book won't teach you how to write a song. It wasn't designed to do that. It will, however, teach you to put together a song in a way which will be appealing to the ear. I've written songs for a long time with little success. The things I learned in this book immediately made me a better songwriter. I recommend it to anyone who is struggling to put together a song.

He'll give you a step by step guide.
Cobandis
This is the best book I've read on using chords in songs. Without knowing much about chord progressions and harmony, I went to a music teacher for a while who taught me what the basic chords were, but this book really put into place exactly how those chords can be used in a song.

This book uses I, IV, V chord type of notation, with the note (like G, F, etc.) written underneath it. I use keyboard and not guitar so the basic chords were fine but some of the notation was a bit more geared for guitar (I think guitar tends to use G where as keyboard is oriented at middle C). Possibly it would have been clearer if they'd had a version of the book geared specifically for keyboard.

But none-the-less, this book has been a godsend. I'd been looking for a book like this for a long time, one that explicitly shows you the techniques that popular music has been using for years, techniques that someone like me, who does not come from a musical background, can try out and run with.

Again, if you have questions like, what is harmony, what is a relative minor/major, you may want to find out the basics first, but once you know a tiny bit about chords, this book could very well give you a new "aha!" every time you study from it.
Yggdi
I have over last two years developed into a real fan of Rikky's books. This one really surprised me for progressive depth in the structure of each chapter. Each chapter builds on the next. And sandwiched between the 'tips' are these gems of compositions that helps broaden and deepen the constructive elements of songwriting. The book is focused more on chord progression in songs and then the composition of the song's components, verse, chorus, bridge, etc. The great surprise, and I think, and real beauty of the book is the way he uses the CD with the last chapter. He records 12 or so songs, and then in that chapter, he breaks them down in to their component structure, and tells you why he made the choices he did. A really GREAT book. Worth the price!
Kalv
I am finding this to be a very useful book. It is packed full of information about chords and chord sequences. It is well laid out, and in a useful format. It actually lays flat on the table (or music stand) while you have your guitar in your hands. The text and graphics are well "spaced" so that the pages aren't cluttered. I don't feel overwhelmed when I'm working with the book, and I feel it is easy to scan the chapters and find useful tidbits of information. I have worked through several chapters, and so far the information is presented in a logical sequence. Best of all, I have found some inspiring stuff to work with, which is the whole point. This book may not be for everyone, but it works for me.
Gio
i can't praise rikky's books enough. i have all of them (at least the ones that are still in print). he knows his stuff. get this book, and its companion "how to write songs on guitar", and you're well on your way to making great music. he cites The Smiths and other great bands, in all of his books. now any author who uses the Smiths as an example of songwriting technique is aces in my book. seriously, the amount of knowledge you will get from his books (this one especially) is priceless. you'll never get writer's block again. GET HIS BOOKS. no others come close. -chris
Gagas
I was looking for a book that wasn't for complete noobs, but not for the person who knows the innermost workings of music theory. The quality of the pages (book in general), perfect organization, easy to understand terminology, great content, and usefulness of this book make it perfect. I ordered 6 books on the subject for amazon, and unfortunately only 1 of them (this one) was great. I will be ordering the rest of this guy's books because this one really was amazing.
This is a REALLY great book! Highly recommend it! Rooksby is a phenomenal teacher and everything is explained in a very easy to understand manner. There is info in this book that will be invaluable to you as you learn or progress in learning about the art of songwriting. The best book I have ever bought regarding songwriting.
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