Piano (or keyboard)
Everything You Need to Know to Start Writing Songs Now!. Reference Textbooks. Teach Yourself Series. Song Writing, General Theory and Composition. Instructional book and examples CD. Instructional text, black & white photos, musical examples and lyrical examples. 95 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22857).
Item Number: AP.22857
ISBN 0739036041. With instructional text, black & white photos, musical examples and lyrical examples. Song Writing, General Theory and Composition. 9x12 inches.
This book is packed with useful tips on how to harness creativity in both lyric writing and music composition and is sure to inspire any aspiring songwriter! Topics include the basic elements of a song; how to "punch up" your lyrics; easy-to-understand lessons on composition, harmony, and melody; writing assignments to guide your learning; explanations on meter and rhyme; a CD with lots of examples that will instruct and inspire; and much more!
About Teach Yourself Series
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!