By Bruce Springsteen. Book. Songwriting, Biography/Composers & Musicians. Softcover. 128 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308362. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331278).
Item Number: HL.331278
ISBN 0879308362. 8.5x11 inches.
Bruce Springsteen is one of today's great songwriters, with a style that is all his own. This book uses his work as the starting point for a master class in the art of writing powerful – and successful – songs. Songwriting guru Rikky Rooksby takes Springsteen's songs apart and shows how the common techniques they use can help you: structure intros, verses, choruses and bridges • write songs using anything from two to seven chords • arrange instruments for maximum effect • mimic the sound of Springsteen's chords • write lyrics that ring true and hit home. This book will change the way you listen to Springsteen's songs and revitalize the way you write your own.