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Pat Pattison's Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming: A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming for Poets and Lyricists

by Pat Pattison

(Berklee Press). Find better rhymes, and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop...

Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters

by Kathleen Hudson, B.B. King & Sam Phillips

Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Tish Hinojosa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett...the list of popular songwriters from Texas just goes on and on. In this collection of thirty-four interviews with these and...

Promoting Your Music: The Lovin' of the Game

by Tom May & Dick Weissman

While many dream of a career as a singer/songwriter, few know how to go about getting bookings, copywrighting and protecting their songs, making promotional recordings, getting radio and print coverage and negotiating...

The Blues Lyric Formula

by Michael Taft

This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and...

Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting

by Jimmy Webb

Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from...

Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music

by Carol Kimball

(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book...

The Complete Lyrics of Johnny Mercer

by Robert Kimball, Barry Day & Miles Kreuger

The seventh volume in Knopf’s critically acclaimed Complete Lyrics series, published in Johnny Mercer’s centennial year, contains the texts to more than 1,200 of his lyrics, several hundred of them published...

A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs

by David Lehman

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary...

Morrissey's Manchester

by Phillip Gatenby & Mick Middles

"If you're a Smiths fanatic your memorabilia will hardly be complete without this." Manchester Evening News "Gatenby's book is much more than a mere guide. It's sometimes an archaeological expedition to find...

2013 Songwriter's Market

by Roseann Biederman

The Most Trusted Guide to Songwriting Success

It's an exciting time to be a songwriter, especially if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a perfoming or nonperforming songwriter, chances are that...

Writing Better Lyrics

by Pat Pattison

The Must-Have Guide for Songwriters

Writing Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating...

The Rhymester or; The Rules of Rhyme - A Guide to English Versification, with a Dictionary of Rhymes, and Examination of Classical Measures, and Comme

by Tom Hood

"The Rhymester or; The Rules of Rhyme" is a comprehensive guide to rhyming, being a dictionary of rhymes, an examination of classical measures with comments on burlesque, comic verse, and song-writing. This...

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller

by Marshall Chapman & Lee Smith

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller is an inventive and original book from Nashville singer/songwriter Chapman, who uses twelve of her most resonant songs as entry points to many of her life's adventures. Not a...

Voice and Verse - A Study in English Song

by H. C. Colles

This vintage book contains an analyses of English song, with a focus on the work of Henry Purcell. It is based on a course of ten lectures delivered by the author at Glasgow University in 1927. A fascinating...

The Art of Songwriting

by Ed Bell

This is a description we can all be really proud of. Don't you love to read books? Like, really, really good ones? The ones you remember your whole life? Your entire, unbelievable and incredible life.

More Songwriters on Songwriting

by Paul Zollo

The long-awaited sequel to Songwriters on Songwriting, often called "the songwriter's bible," More Songwriters on Songwriting goes to the heart of the creative process with in-depth interviews with many of the...

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 1

by George E. Lewis & Benjamin Piekut

Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround...

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

Musical Handwriting or How to Put Music on Paper - A Handbook for All Musicians, Professional and Amateur

by Archibald Jacob

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...

Regimental Songs - Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914 - 1915

by William Southam

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...