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Jan 31, 2008, 08:41 PM

My name is Mark Scott. I am a member of songwriter101.com. What is the best songwriter’s book out there that could teach me about song writing? Can you name a few so I could start ordering online.

 
     
Mark Scott Joined Nov 12, 2007
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Jan 31, 2008, 11:09 PM

Mark, Check the books like above and try these.

6 Steps To Songwriting Success
by Jason Blume

The Craft and Business of Songwriting
[url=http://www.johnbraheny.com]http://www.johnbraheny.com[/url]

 
     
Gregory C. Livingston Joined Oct 03, 2007
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Jan 31, 2008, 11:26 PM

here’s Jason’s URL

[url=http://www.jasonblume.com]http://www.jasonblume.com[/url]

He is currently offering a package of 6 of his products including books and instructional CD for 99.95 That’s a really good deal. I have his first book and it’s great!!

 
     
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Feb 01, 2008, 12:54 AM

[url=http://www.amazon.com]http://www.amazon.com[/url] Books on songwriting, and the biz. [url=http://www.garyeandrews.com]http://www.garyeandrews.com[/url]

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Feb 01, 2008, 12:54 AM

Oh, and your library can get them. If you decide you want to own them, then you can buy them.

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Feb 01, 2008, 01:02 AM

I ment to say link…. not like,  in the first post.  It’s on the main navigation bar.  Gary’s right. You can find books cheaper on amazon but the author’s websites have alot of info on them too.


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Feb 01, 2008, 01:23 PM

I have dozens.. since I’ve just started embarking on this dream of mine..

I love ‘songwriting for dummies’ it’s written by three published songwriters, I find myself reading this one and referring back quite a bit… ‘tunesmith’ by Jimmy Webb, this book is probably the best I think..and it’s very different.  He’s a fabulous writer and musician.  He plays piano like me, so I found it especially helpful.

 
     
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Jul 17, 2017, 07:49 PM

This is an old post but I think what I have to say might still be useful.

To begin with, I would recommend some of the material on our website, which a lot of users have found to be helpful. We have several free e-books on offer, so I will just share the latest:

https://www.tunedly.com/ebook1
https://www.tunedly.com/ebookar

Apart from our material, I personally haven’t read 6 Steps to Songwriting Success by Jason Blume, but feedback from some of our users indicates that it is a helpful resource. According to one user, Jason’s book excellently breaks down the key components of a song, tells how to come up with effective hooks, and provides useful exercises intended to derive song ideas.

Mylène Besançon, Co-founder @ Tunedly

Tunedly connects music creators with the world’s best session musicians to make professional-sounding music online, while making it easier to get heard.

I could go on and on, but it would probably be best if you head over to https://tunedly.com to see what it’s all about.

I’m also a contributing writer on Thrive Global, you can follow me here: https://journal.thriveglobal.com/@mylenebesancon

 
     
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Aug 06, 2017, 12:29 PM

Hello Mark,

Interesting question, specially since you’re looking for a book. To be honest, I’m more a visual/to-do type of learner, and never actually read a book about songwriting but instead watch tutorials, forum posts, and most importantly video courses.

The most recent one I took, and I believe is awesome for the budget is the Masterclass from Hans Zimmer and Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5), I took both and totally worth for learning production, song-writing, and mixing. Good luck!

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/hans-zimmer-teaches-film-scoring

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/deadmau5-teaches-electronic-music-production

 
     
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Oct 18, 2017, 11:17 PM
Mark Scott - 31 January 2008 08:41 PM

My name is Mark Scott. I am a member of songwriter101.com. What is the best songwriter’s book out there that could teach me about song writing? Can you name a few so I could start ordering online.

Jimmy Webb’s book is really good and has some useful, practical information.  “Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting”
https://www.amazon.com/Tunesmith-Inside-Songwriting-Jimmy-Webb/dp/0786884886/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508383123&sr=1-1


I’d say, avoid the “how to write great lyrics” kind.

[ Edited: 18 October 2017 11:20 PM by F.D. Leone]
 
     
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