How to Write One Song

How to Write One Song


  • Release: 2020-10-13
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780593183533
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There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

Let s Go  So We Can Get Back

Let s Go So We Can Get Back


  • Release: 2018-11-13
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781101985281
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*A New York Times Bestseller* *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection* *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him. Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.

Big Secret of Songwriting

Big Secret of Songwriting


  • Release: 2014-12-23
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 34 page
  • ISBN: 1505685702
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A New Book Aims To Help Songwriters Eliminate Writer's Block Forever With One Simple Trick. I know a girl who has already written about 200 songs, and she is only 18 years old. I was quite skeptical when I learned this. Yet when I listened to about 10 of her songs, I was impressed and even shocked because some of them were really good. As for me, I usually write about 10-20 songs a year. I began to consider the reasons for this because I am a composer with 30 years of experience, while she's just a young girl. For a while I had to quit writing songs and instead look at the art of HOW to write songs. Then, I came across an article about writing, and boom! I found it! I found the BIGGEST SECRET of SONGWRITING. I wrote nine songs in my first week. Some of them were really good. Get started right away. Download " BIGGEST SECRET of SONGWRITING ". The book helps to take a fresh look at the process of songwriting.Download your copy today!

One Last Song

One Last Song


  • Release: 2020-10-13
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781683358046
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An ironically upbeat book that asks some of today’s most inimitable musicians which song they would choose to be the last one they ever hear If you could choose the last song you’d hear before you died, what would it be and why? Your favorite song of all time? Perhaps the one you danced to at your wedding? The song from that time you got super stoned and just let the chords speak to you? It’s a hard question that Mike Ayers has thought about for years. In One Last Song, Ayers invites 30 musicians to consider what song they would each want to accompany them to those pearly white gates. Weaving together their explanations with evocative illustrations and poignant interludes—what your song to die to says about you, what songs famous people have died to, and more. The book offers insight into the minds of famous artists and provides an entry point for considering how integral music is to our own personal narratives. Artists Featured: Jim James of My Morning Jacket, André 3000, Killer Mike, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Phoebe Bridgers, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers, Courtney Barrett, Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, Angel Olsen, Regina Spektor, Kevin Morby, Will Oldham, Julia Holter, Margo Price, Sonny Rollins, Ryley Walker, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Yannis Phillippakis of Foals, Bettye Lavette, M.C. Taylor of The Golden Messenger, Wanda Jackson, Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, and Beth Orton.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles


  • Release: 2010-05-25
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 791 page
  • ISBN: 9780857123466
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Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrrison and Starkey lives on. What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands? This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style. It is aimed not only at musicians but anyone who has ever enjoyed the work of one of the most productive and successful songwriting parterships of the 20th Century. Author Dominic Pedler explores the chord sequences, melodies, harmonies, rhythms and structures of The Beatles' self-penned songs, while challenging readers to enhance their appreciation of the lyrics themselves with reference to the musical context. Throughout the book the printed music and lyrics of The Beatles' songs appear alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations. The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics written and performed by what Paul McCartney still calls 'a really good, tight little band'.

One Story  One Song

One Story One Song


  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 1553656431
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A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life. Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.” In this new book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four essential principles Ojibway traditional teachers sought to impart: humility, trust, introspection and wisdom.

Mirror Sound

Mirror Sound


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 3791386530
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"A visual portrait that delves into the people and processes behind self-recorded music, featuring some of the biggest names in music today. Everywhere you look musicians are creating, recording, and selling their music without the help of big-name studios, producers, or labels. Written by Spencer Tweedy, this book offers tangible-and visually stunning-proof that self-recording is the future of the music industry. Each chapter takes on a specific aspect of self-recording through original interviews with musicians and all new photography, revealing the joys and complications of writing songs you record yourself, how to eke out your best performances without the aid of a producer, and how mixing and arranging independently can lead to a distinct, cohesive sound. You'll hear how some of your favorite musicians charted their path to self-recording and how emerging technologies and trends could make independently produced records the rule, not the exception. Famed music-world photographer Daniel Topete provides further inspiration with his intimate shots of artists recording in living rooms, back yards, and garages-such as Eleanor Friedburger, Mac DeMarco, Vagabon, Tune-Yards, Yuka Honda and more. The first book devoted entirely to the practice of self-recording, Mirror Sound charts a way forward for any musician who aspires to make their own music and send it out to the world on their own terms"--

Katy s Song

Katy s Song


  • Release: 2019-08-12
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 310 page
  • ISBN: 9781509227570
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Two years after the death of his wife and child, multi-award winning musician and Seattleite Noe Burke is ready for love and commitment. But the women he attracts seem interested only in his celebrity, so he decides to concentrate on his health and takes a hiatus at his cabin on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Thirty-something vegan Katy enjoys experimenting with recipes and volunteering at an equine therapy center in Fort Worth. She dreams of building an animal sanctuary, but money's tight, and options are dwindling. When Noe encounters Katy on a vegan forum, he hires her as his consultant, offering a generous salary along with an all-expense-paid trip to Seattle. But his best friend Rebecca suspects he is dangerously close to handing his heart to the wrong woman, and she begins to manipulate their relationship. Can the two lovers overcome her scheming, or will her interference destroy their chance at happiness?

America Over the Water

America Over the Water


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 223 page
  • ISBN: 0946719667
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Renowned English folk singer, Shirley Collins, met the famous American musical historian and folklorist, Alan Lomax at a party hosted by Ewan MacColl. In this highly personal and heart-rending account, she describes her year-long stint as Lomax’s assistant and lover, and their diligent work uncovering the traditional music of America’s heartland. The result is a finely woven tapestry of one woman’s journey, both emotional and musical, and her discovery of a world of beauty and dignity, as well as deprivation and prejudice, amongst the folk musicians across the water in America.