The Secrets of Songwriting: Leading Songwriters Reveal How to Find Inspiration and SuccessPaperback
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- Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 225mm x 15mm | 399g
- Publication date: 1 July 2003
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1581152787
- ISBN 13: 9781581152784
- Illustrations note: 25 b&w illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,087,580
Hit songwriters share their secrets on inspiration, creative techniques, career moves and the music business in this collection of interviews. 15 of the nation's most talented tunesmiths give personal accounts of how they create their works, what their songs mean to them, and how they keep their creativity flowing. Topics covered during the 54-question interviews range from personal sources of inspiration, notions of creativity, and the various stages of the writing process to the pros and cons of co-writing, the taming of the inner critic, and the challenges of a song writing career. Readers will find advice on how to nurture their creative thinking, develop a healthy balance between creative work and personal life, and find their unique voice in the songwriting world.
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Susan Tucker is a songwriter, music publisher, teacher, and writer who has made a career out of studying successful songwriters. She teaches song writing and creativity workshops for the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the Northern California Songwriters Association, and other song writing organizations across the country, and has been guest lecturer at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. She is the owner of Sage House Music Publishing, the creator, editor, and contributor to The Songwriters Connection Monthly, and author of The Writer's Goal Book. The Secrets of Song writing is her first book with Allworth Press. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.