Rikky Rooksby: How to Write Songs on Guitar

Rikky Rooksby: How to Write Songs on Guitar


By (author) Rikky Rooksby

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  • Publisher: BACKBEAT BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 23mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0879309423
  • ISBN 13: 9780879309428
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 2-colour throughout with chord boxes and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 51,499

Product description

So you want to write songs, and you want to write them on guitar. This is the book that shows you exactly how. Taking tips and tricks from classic songwriters, from Bob Dylan to The Beatles to Tori Amos, "How To Write Songs On Guitar" takes you through the four main elements of a song - rhythm, melody, lyrics and harmony - and inspires you to combine them in exciting new ways. This revised and expanded edition adds 32 pages of contemporary examples and new ideas. Packed with chord diagrams, tips on recording demos, recommended listening programmes and much more, with "How To Write Songs On Guitar" you'll soon be producing better, more memorable songs.

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Author information

Rikky Rooksby is a composer, songwriter, guitar teacher and writer. He is the author of Backbeat's best-selling How To Write Songs series, and many other books about popular music.