Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting: 126 Proven Techniques for Writing Songs That Sell (Paperback)
Here are 126 Shortcuts that will take your songs from good to great Discover the melody and lyric writing techniques of today's top songwriters and learn how you can use the very same secrets to give your songs the power and edge that will make listeners want to hear them over and over again. You'll learn... 38 proven strategies for creating powerful, unforgettable lyrics, 30 simple ways to make your melody fresh, exciting, and memorable, how to use hit songs as "ghost songs" to get quick results. Plus, there are 58 more Shortcuts to help you lay the groundwork, pick the perfect structure, and choose the chords that will give your songs even more hit potential. And there are more than 100 "Do It Now" exercises to get you started right away "For people serious about writing great songs, it's got it all " -- Kara DioGuardi, BMI "Songwriter of the Year," American Idol judge.