HEY, SONGWRITER

Have you always wanted to write a song? 

Have you written a lot of songs but these days feel stuck? 

Are you struggling to finish songs? Do you need to feel in control of the process? Do you want to simplify the process? Are you looking for inspiration? Collaboration? Do you like to steal? Do you get giddy about pop trivia? 

If so, Hey, Songwriter is the book for you.

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I wrote Hey, Songwriter—Tips, Prompts and Stories to Help You Start and Finish Your Next Great Song—because I love songwriting, the craft of songwriting and songwriters and folks who want to write songs. This book exists to stimulate, encourage and sharpen your creativity.

 

The chapters are a combination of songwriting teaching, creative encouragement and personal revelation, with a lot of input from some of the greatest songwriters of all time.  The book offers prompts, tips and ideas in every chapter, from songwriting structure to finding inspiration and originality in melody and lyrics to releasing  your inherent right to create, all while urging you to be kind to yourself along the way. 

THE CHAPTERS

INTRODUCTION


1. HUMMING ALONG

2. YOU ARE AN INSTRUMENT

3. ENTITLED

4. SUM OF THE PARTS

5. STRIKING A CHORD

6. PROGRESSING NICELY

7. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF SONGS

8. IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

9. HOOKING AND RIFFING

10. STEAL GUITAR

11. INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

12. DON’T COMPARE

13. A TIME AND PLACE

14. RECORD YOUR RECORD

15. LENNON, McCARTNEY & YOU

16. AN UNSUNG SONG

17. DEAR SONGWRITER

 

APPENDIX (Or Five More Chapters That Didn’t Fit In)

 

1. WRITE FOR AN ARTIST

2. WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

3. SHE SINGS A DIFFERENT TUNE

4. NEVER FEAR CRAZY
5. YOU ARE THE SONG

 

PROMPTS TO LIVE BY

These subjects will be also discussed on my Youtube channel, both on my own and in conversation with other creatives, with further writings on my blog, all the while sharing my personal creative process for you. The full book as in old-fashioned book-with-a-real-cover or even as a download are coming soon. I will be linking to chapters off of my blog and YouTube channel.