The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs Fully Updated and Expanded Edition [With CD (Audio)] (Reference) (Paperback)

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Originally published in 2003, and now revised and updated, The Songwriting Sourcebook is the third entry in Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs series. This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences. It shows: - How three and four chords can lay the foundation for a simple song, and how to move on to progressions using five and six chords - How to give your chord sequences additional color by adding chords that are not strictly in key, including blues chords - How to write chord sequences for songs in minor keys as well as major keys, and how to take progressions into new territories by changing key - How to fine-tune the color of your chords by understanding the emotional potential of sevenths, sixths and ninths All examples come with easy-to-read guitar chord boxes, and the accompanying 20-track audio CD features original recordings that illustrate some of the points made in the book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780879309596
ISBN-10: 0879309598
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Reference