Gary Ewer: Beating Songwriter's Block - Jump-Start Your Words And Music


Publisher: Backbeat Books
Author: Gary Ewer
Format: Books | Theory

Hoping to write a hit but struggling to find inspiration? Perhaps you’ve never written a song before and don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re an experienced songwriter but are worried that all of your songs sound the same? Don’t panic - Beating Songwriter’s Block is here to help you out of your creative rut.

Research has proved that many aspects of modern life can prove detrimental to creative thinking – from the lack of structure in our busy daily routines to distractions caused by the digital world that now lies at our fingertips. While the inability to put pen to paper may be frustrating, the good news is that songwriter’s block is a common phenomenon that can be overcome.

Filled with helpful, fun workouts to get the ideas flowing, Beating Songwriter’s Block is designed to help songwriters re-discover and enhance their talents. This book describes many of the problems that writers may face and explains how these can be resolved. From technical guidance on melodies and creating chord progressions to cliché phrases to avoid, author Gary Ewer has plenty of advice to offer.

Beating Songwriter’s Block is useful even for musicians who are not currently experiencing a creative block, as it looks, in depth, at the elements required to create a winning song. The final stages of the process – recording, production and marketing – are all covered and challenging questions such as ‘how do you know when a song is finished?’ are addressed.

With Beating Songwriter’s Block you’ll be expressing yourself through music in no time.

ISBN: 9781617131028
Published on: 03 April 2014
No of pages: 192
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00333749