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Inspiration for Great Songwriting: For Pop, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues, Broadway, and Country Songwriters

A Cheat Sheet Book About Creativity with Form, Lyrics, Music, and More
Narrated by: Dave Garner
Length: 58 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

You are a songwriter, and you need to unlock those great songs inside of you

Yes, this book is designed entirely to share those secrets that will inspire you to write that great song that you know you can! And once the creativity really starts flowing, we'll create great habits and write even more, each and every day. Get down to writing the music and the lyrics you know that you can because writer's block is a fantasy. You just need inspiration.

The Magic of Lyrics & Music

This book discusses creativity with the lyrics, creativity with the music, and creativity with the forms of your songs, with a number of actionable suggestions and creative exercises to get the juices flowing. There's also a brief discussion about good habits for songwriters to be more productive (or eventually become a professional), and a list of resource organizations and websites from performing rights to promotion.

If you want to develop as a songwriter, possibly even with the goal of going pro, then these are topics you need to think about:

  • The Songwriter's process
  • Creativity with form
  • Creativity with lyrics
  • Creativity with music
  • Professional?
  • Rights, royalties, and piracy
  • Pro songwriter habits
  • And more...

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Worth a listen.

I got this as an audiobook to listen to in the car for inspiration for my songwriting, and it definitely worked. By the time I get home from the day job, I'm itching to work on some music, so from that point it's worth it.

A lot of the content is just common sense and tips that you might have heard before, but it's great to be able to listen to them altogether like this, especially in this format.

Definitely worth spending money on, as I'll listen to this over again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

The book brushes shallowly through topics that should be discussed deeply.

The few ideas in the book are very useful; however, this book is what a trailer is to a big movie. The book brushes shallowly through topics that should be discussed deeply.

The book will definitely point you in the right direction, but if you’re looking to learn how to write a song, this book is not for you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-16

great advice and ideas

short and to the point. loved it, exactly the advice I was looking for.

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  • SayerSara
  • 29-06-20

helpful for new thoughts

just keep writing...okay, now here are some wonderful ideas on expanding your songwriting time. I enjoyed it. i plan on revisting this book after a year or so.

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  • Lisa Cummings
  • 01-08-18

Super short book, yet packed with great ideas

I loved all of the creative angles for song fodder. The blank page will never look intimidating again.

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  • Brooke
  • 05-06-18

A Great Little Guide

Whether an experienced song writer, a new one, or somewhere in between I'd recommend this book. It's short and easy and has an idea or two you may not have tried, or in my case several of them.

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  • James M. Davis
  • 19-02-18

Pretty motivating, short pep talk.

The book is quite well narrated for its genre. There was a bit too much self-promotion on the front and back for a less than one hour book, but that's the business for you. The material was actually quite motivating, and consisted of a few well supported bits of advice. I'd recommend it.