The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song
Soft / Music Magazines 24-03-2016
The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song
This book is for people who've never written a song, as well as songwriters looking for new inspiration. In "7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song", you'll have a step by step guide to write your first song or write a song in a new way, breaking your old patterns and habits. How would you like to ask your favourite songwriters about their writing process and what inspires them? This is exactly what Signe has done and now you can learn from their years of experience creating songs that inspire people. Interviews with influential Canadian songwriters include - Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Greig Nori (Treble Charger), Oh Susanna, Jeremy Fisher, Kat Goldman, Luke Doucet (Whitehorse) and Craig Northey (Odds). This book also contains a fascinating, in-depth examination of 33 popular chord progressions by Taylor Abrahamse.

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