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  • Lyrics - Writing Better Words for Your Songs - Softcover - Reference Book
    Item # QTT250356
    | Mfg # 331410
    | UPC # 884088064013
    Lyrics sheds light on all aspects of lyric writing for music and will make songwriters feel more confident and creative when they tackle lyrics. It's perfect for all songwriters: those who don't like their own lyrics and find them difficult to write, experienced writers looking for a creative edge, and those offering lyrics to set to music in a partnership. Topics include channeling personal experiences into lyrics, overcoming writer's block, the...
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  • Mel Bay's Best Student Manuscript Book: With Tear-out Sheets
    Item # QMP328730
    | Mfg # 30040
    | UPC # 9780786683956
    This product represents Mel Bay's top-of-the-line offering for student manuscript. Featuring Saddlestitch binding, the book will lay flat and stay open on a music stand. Perforated pages allow individual sheets to be torn out. Each of the 24 pages has 10 large, easy-to-read systems per page. Product Number: 30040Format: BookISBN: UPC: ISBN13: 9780786683956Series: Non-SeriesPublisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.Date Published: 5/4/2012
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  • Music Composition for Film and Television
    Item # QTT321406
    | Mfg # 50449604
    | UPC # 884088409005
    Series: Berklee GuidePublisher: Berklee PressFormat: SoftcoverAuthor: Lalo Schifrin Learn film-scoring techniques from one of the great film/television composers of our time. Lalo Schifrin shares his insights into the intimate relationship between music and drama. The book is illustrated with extended excerpts from his most iconic scores – such as Mission: Impossible, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt and many others – and peppered with an...
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  • Pat Pattison's Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming - 2nd Edition - Book
    Item # QTT383233
    | Mfg # 124366
    | UPC # 884088996444
    Find better rhymes, and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you, and your lyric writing will greatly improve.If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksh...
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  • Are you a violinist who is curious about "going electric" but have no idea where to begin? This book will walk you through the process of choosing an electric violin, shopping for an amplifier, and using effects pedals. The book also covers improvisation in the genres of blues, rock, and funk. Chopping and other rhythmic techniques for bowed string instruments are explored, as well as playing in a band, rock string arranging and working with DJs....
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  • This guidebook teaches songwriters exactly how to create awesome solos that will really help their material stand out. Based on the study of nearly 900 songs from six decades of great music, it explains the musical role played by solos, illustrates which notes work over any chord sequence, and offers a comprehensive range of hints and tips for creating instrumental breaks that will enhance any song. An accompanying CD includes no fewer than 42 sa...
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  • The Music Producer's Handbook - Second Edition - Softcover - Online Media
    Item # QTT433919
    | Mfg # 151139
    | UPC # 888680085612
    The Music Producer's Handbook, Second Edition reveals the secrets to becoming a music producer and producing just about any kind of project in any genre of music. Among the topics covered are the producer's multiple responsibilities and all the elements involved in a typical production, including budgeting, contracts, selecting the studio and engineer, hiring session musicians, and even getting paid. Unlike other books on production, The Music Pr...
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  • The Songwriter's Survival Guide to Success - Softcover
    Item # QTT300435
    | Mfg # 332938
    | UPC # 884088466107
    How to Pitch Your Songs This is the only book written for songwriters from the viewpoint of a music publisher. Veteran music publisher Dude McLean presents the how-to of getting your songs recorded. It's the art and craft of songplugging from the perspective of a veteran music publisher who's been pitching, and been pitched to, for years. McLean's experience covers every aspect of music publishing, including representing, securing record de...
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  • The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony - Softcover with CD
    Item # QIU227324
    | Mfg # 50449519
    | UPC # 073999213751
    Learn the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own songs. Quit wrestling with writer's block, and learn to make the songwriting process easy, fun, and intuitive. Kachulis covers a variety of topics, including: colors of chords and keys • chord embellishments and progressions to enrich your palette of colors • dozens of ways to modify your harmonie...
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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. 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 th...
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  • Unlocking Creativity: A Producer's Guide to Making Music and Art - Softcover
    Item # QTT424281
    | Mfg # 122314
    | UPC # 884088950118
    Here, record producer Beinhorn reveals how to deal with interpersonal issues record producers face when they work with artists one on one or in small groups. The situations and solutions are based upon the author's personal and professional experience working with a variety of different artists, such as Herbie Hancock, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Asylum, Hole, Soundgarden, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Social Distortion, Korn,...
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  • 1000 Songwriting Ideas
    Item # QTT271460
    | Mfg # 331938
    | UPC # 884088209247
    Series: Reference Publisher: Music Pro Guides Medium: Softcover Author: Lisa Aschmann A great tool for all songwriters looking for creative resources. 1000 Songwriting Ideas is a handy book of creativity exercises that stop writer's block and spark the fire of your imagination. It offers concepts to ponder as starting places for lyric writing, along with some of the most provocative and inspirational examples you may encounter anywhere....
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