Mark Simos: Songwriting Strategies - A 360-Degree Approach


Publisher: Berklee Press
Author: Mark Simos
Series: Berklee Guide
Format: Books | Reference

With Mark Simos' Songwriting Strategies - A 360-Degree Approach you will learn how to write songs starting from any direction, melody, lyric, harmony, rhythm or idea.

This book will help you to expand your range and flexibility as a songwriter. Discussions, hands-on exercises and notated examples will help you hone your craft.

This creatively liberating approach supports the overall integrity of emotion and meaning in your songs. It will help you become more productive, versatile and innovative in your songwriting.

You will learn to:

  • Discover more ideas for songs – song seeds – and capture them in their most powerful and usable form.
  • Overcome writer's block by having many more pathways through the writing process.
  • Develop strong song structures by working independently with melody, lyrics, harmony, and rhythm.
  • Write songs more easily, guided by your well-tuned “songwriter's compass”.

ISBN: 9780876391518
Published on: 01 July 2014
No of pages: 224
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL50449621

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    GB piano teacher
    Very, very thorough
    This book is very in-depth, more suited to adults. I wanted one for a teenage student, and it seems to me too theoretical for my student, so I've gone with a different book
    Confirmed purchase: 06 January 2016
    Published on: 26 January 2016