Inspiration For Songwriters:
52 Weeks of Songwriting Ideas
by Stan Swanson
220 pages, Paperback
1st Printing: January 2007
Retail price: $14.95
Songwriter's Journal: 52 Weeks of Songwriting Ideas and Inspiration is
title available in the Stony Meadow Publishing songwriting series. More than
just another songwriting "how-to" book, this journal inspires your songwriting
muse day after day.
Whether you are new to songwriting or have written hundreds of songs,
The Songwriter's Journal should be within arm's reach whenever the
mood to write a new tune strikes. It is packed with the fuel you need to
ignite the imagination and provides you with more ideas than you could ever
hope to write about. With hundreds of entries designed specifically to spark
the muse within, the book should reside on every songwriter's bookshelf or
desk. It includes songwriting exercises, chord progressions for new songs,
word association exercises, ideas to write new songs about, note sequences for
new songs, power words to include in your lyrics, items that belong in every
songwriter's toolkit and much more.
What They Are Saying About THE SONGWRITER'S
"This is a really great idea, and one my 12 year old son and I are both having
fun with. My son is using piano (yep, he plays most every day and is in to
improvising and taking the next step in his musical journey), me guitar. Being
in journal format encourages songwriters to develop individual song ideas on a
regular basis. It's one thing to read a lecture on songwriting, but to figure
out how to write songs, most of us need both ideas and motivation. I like this
book for both."
-- Jon Hood (Musician, Parker, CO)
"In reviewing songwriting books, it is important to ask the question: "Will
this one help someone become a better songwriter?" In this case, it should
make anyone a more prolific songwriter, which will provide the opportunity for
improvement. It should help tickle a sleeping muse awake, and that can't
-- The Muse's Muse
"This is not a book you read; it's a book you do. It's a great workbook for
songwriters, with sections for every week of the year. It includes places to
jot down ideas, word games to inspire lyrics, chord progressions and melody
lines to play with, and space to write a whole song, plus lists of "power
words," quotes from famous songwriters and information about songwriting
resources. I just wrote my first week's song, and I'm having a hard time
keeping myself from reading ahead to next week. In fact, if I didn't have
other things to do, I could just cuddle up with this book for the winter and
write one song after another. Or I could use it whenever I feel stuck. This
book would work well for poets, too. It's so much fun."
-- Susan Lick (South Beach, OR)
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