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The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody

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Author: Jimmy Kachulis

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Overview
The Songwriter's Workshop
Rhythm
A. Ideas
B. Song Sections
Melody on Chords
A. Ideas
Arpeggios
B. Song Sections
Melody Across Chord Changes
A. Ideas
B. Song Sections
Melody Over Chord Changes
A. Ideas
B. Song Sections
Melody Against Bass Lines and Riffs
A. Ideas
B. Song Sections
Appendix
What Next?

Spark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will provide new insight into your craft; it teaches the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own art. This book comes with access to online audio recordings so you can practice your songs with accompaniment, even if you can't play an instrument.

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Nguyenphiha
Submitted 4 months ago

Very helpful

Jimmy'method is simple but effective. Can Groove3 get other books from Jimmy, such as Harmony ... because I love the teaching. Thank andvance.


gabrielcor
Submitted 7 months ago

Excellent guide

Excellent guide

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Jimmy Kachulis has trained thousands of songwriters, including Grammy award winning artists on A&M and MCA; staff writers at Almo Irving, Sony, Warner Brothers, and EMI; A&R people at Warner Brothers, BMG, and Sony; artists on independent labels; as well as independent songwriters. He currently teaches songwriting and lyric writing at Berklee College of Music and conducts songwriting clinics nationwide.

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    The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody

    Spark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will provide new insight into your craft; it teaches the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own art. This book comes with access to online audio recordings so you can practice your songs with accompaniment, even if you can't play an instrument.

The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Jimmy'method is simple but effective. Can Groove3 get other books from Jimmy, such as Harmony ... because I love the teaching. Thank andvance.
Date published: 2020-05-27
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Date published: 2020-03-09
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