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The Songwriters Manual Rikky Rooksby

The Songwriters Manual

Rikky Rooksby

Published September 26th 2009
ISBN : 9781435117778
Hardcover
208 pages
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The Songwriter’s Manual is the complete guide to creating and recording your music, and is comprised of five integrated components.The Tutor Book contains a graded program of lessons for all levels of songwriters. It covers everything from chords andMoreThe Songwriter’s Manual is the complete guide to creating and recording your music, and is comprised of five integrated components.The Tutor Book contains a graded program of lessons for all levels of songwriters. It covers everything from chords and keys to lyrics and melodies before explaining how to arrange and record your songs. It cites hundreds of well-known songs throughout, letting you in on the songwriting secrets of everyone from The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead and Rhianna.The Chord Book presents 1,000 fundamental chord shapes for guitarists and keyboard players in an easy-access wiro-bound format. Chords are arranged by level and range from basic majors and minors to more complex augmented and diminished shapes.At the back of The Chord Book, you’ll find two CDS designed to work in conjunction with The Tutor Book and bring to life its numerous musical examples. The first disc contains examples of riffs, melodies, chord progressions, and full song structures- the second covers a range of recording and arranging techniques. There’s also a sheaf of loose-leaf manuscript paper for jotting down musical ideas and keeping track of the progress of your songs.