Songwriter's Book

Songwriter's Book

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'Songwriter's Book' is an illustrated inspirational and practical guide book for anyone who wishes to write their own songs. Accessible and packed with useful, fun and practical tips, tools and exercises in songwriting. Examples of topics: What is a song? Song structure, Melody, Lyrics and Rhythm, Examples of song structures, Pattern for a song.

The book is an updated and improved version in English of the author's first book Låtskrivarboken, published in Swedish in 2009, and is based on Monica Welander's own songwriting workshops. http: //
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 5mm | 122g
  • English
  • 38 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 9197850616
  • 9789197850612
  • 1,423,708

Review quote

Gavin Fitzgerald, The Songsmith - The Magazine of the Songwriting Society of Australia July 2018:

"...Overall, Monica's "Songwriter's Book" is a brilliant introduction to songwriting for the novice songwriter, or for children who'd like to start songwriting." "...It takes real talent to simplify a complex topic such as songwriting for the real novice, or child just starting, but Monica has done this superbly. It's an easy read, with easy exercises and direction, super teaching! You can have your "Songwriting For Dummies", your songwriting workshops, etc, but to start someone off I couldn't think of a better way than this book. Then they can go on further as they progress..."

Rolli Fölsch on Songwriters Book (Swedish version) Bibliotekstjanst's book review booklet #6 2011:

... After an introductory theory section, in which she tells about song structures, lyrics and what should be included in the songwriter's "toolbox" (eg time, courage and imagination), she gives suggestions on exercises and examples of song structures where she, among other things, refers to some songs from her debut CD from 2007. The book's strength lies in the simplistic and accessible approach, and that it is liberating detached from traditional music theory, which may otherwise discourage someone who would like to try to write their own material ...
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