How to Write Songs on Guitar : A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course

How to Write Songs on Guitar : A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course

Description

You want to write songs, and you want to write them on guitar. This updated twentieth-anniversary third edition of the bestselling songwriting handbook shows you how. Learn the techniques and tricks used in two thousand great songs by everyone from the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie to Kings of Leon, U2, Amy Winehouse, and Ed Sheeran. Explore and understand the four main elements of a song-melody, harmony, rhythm, and lyrics-and learn how to use them in exciting new ways. Master song structure, intros, bridges, chord sequences, and key changes. Make the most of your guitar, with innovative chords, scales, modes, tunings, and recording techniques. Use the skills and insights of the great songwriters to create better, more memorable songs.

The book gives many examples of classic chord sequences that can be used straight off the page. It explains the basic architecture of most songs. It contains an effective two-part chord dictionary for guitar, providing a set of basic shapes. A second section provides some chords for altered tunings. There are some examples of finger-picking patterns and strumming rhythms. There are chapters on lyric writing, rhythm, melody, and making a demo recording. There are inspirational quotes from famous songwriters, and a gallery of thirty notable albums from which much can be learned. It is everything you need to get started.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0998130206
ISBN 13: 9780998130200

28 Jul 2017
Ed Bell

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798708188199

12 Feb 2021
Troy Nelson

ISBN 10: 1582975779
ISBN 13: 9781582975771

26 Feb 2010
Pat Pattison

ISBN 10: 1733375007
ISBN 13: 9781733375009

11 Sep 2020
Ed Bell

ISBN 10: 0440212057
ISBN 13: 9780440212058

01 Apr 1992
Clement Wood

ISBN 10: 0879309598
ISBN 13: 9780879309596

15 Apr 2011
Rikky Rooksby

ISBN 10: 0793511801
ISBN 13: 9780793511808

03 Feb 2007
Pat Pattison

ISBN 10: 1495001512
ISBN 13: 9781495001512

01 May 2016
Rikky Rooksby

ISBN 10: 1914453107
ISBN 13: 9781914453106

31 May 2021
James Shipway

ISBN 10: 0306812657
ISBN 13: 9780306812651

10 Jul 2015
Paul Zollo

ISBN 10: 0998130230
ISBN 13: 9780998130231

14 Jun 2019
Ed Bell

ISBN 10: 0593183525
ISBN 13: 9780593183526

13 Oct 2020
Jeff Tweedy