The Secrets of Songwriting by Susan TuckerFifteen of the nation's most talented tune-smiths give personal accounts of how they create their works, what their songs mean to them, and how they keep their creativity flowing. Topics covered during the 54-question interviews range from personal sources of inspiration, notions of creativity, and the various stages of the writing process to the pros and cons of co-writing, the taming of the inner critic, and the challenges of a song writing career. Readers will find advice on how to nurture their creative thinking, develop a healthy balance between creative work and personal life, and find their unique voice in the songwriting world.
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Publication Date: 2003-07-01
The Art of Writing Love Songs by Pamela Phillips OlandFinally--the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating songs about the most enduring musical subject of all. Readers will discover how to express their feelings in lyrics, master a wide scope of emotions and moods, choose an appropriate musical style, and craft beautiful songs that will woo any audience. This user-friendly guide presents technical information with precision, yet wrapped in a conversational, personal tone that's entertaining and easy to read. Packed with references to favorite hit songs, this must-have guide enables songwriters and musicians to understand and express love in a whole new way. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.