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The Songwriter's Journal
52 Weeks of Songwriting Ideas and Inspiration by Stan Swanson

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting
2nd Edition (The Complete Idiot's Guide) by Joel Hirschhorn

Basic Music Theory
How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music by Jonathan Harnum

Songwriting for Beginners
by John Davidson

How to Write Songs on Guitar
A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course by Rikky Rooksby

88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them
Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable by Pete Luboff

Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure
Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison

How to Write Songs on Keyboards
A Complete Course to Help You Write Better Songs 
How to Write Songs on Keyboards: by Rikky Rooksby

101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them
How to Craft Songs That Sell by Pete Luboff

Successful Lyric Writing
A Step-By-Step Course & Workbook by Sheila Davis

Off The Record
Songwriters on Songwriting

Music Publishing
The Real Road to Music Business Success
5th Edition (Mix Pro Audio Series) by Tim Whitsett

Songwriting for Dummies
by Jim Peterik

Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting
by Jimmy Webb

The Craft and Business of Songwriting
(2nd Edition) by John Braheny

Musical Improv Comedy
Creating Songs in the Moment by Michael Pollock

The Songwriting Sourcebook
How to Turn Chords Into Great Songs by Rikky Rooksby

Writing Better Lyrics
by Pat Pattison

Songwriters on Songwriting
by Paul Zollo

The Craft of Lyric Writing
by Sheila Davis

Melody in Songwriting
Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs (Berklee Guide) by Jack Perricone

Successful Lyric Writing
A Step-By-Step Course & Workbook by Sheila Davis

by Nick Hornby

Song: The World's Best Songwriters on Creating the Music That Moves Us
(American Songwriter Magazine)

The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook
A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks, and Writing the Best Songs of Your Life by Karl Coryat

The Songwriters Idea Book
40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, 
and Keep Your Creative Flow by Sheila Davis

Lyrics: Writing Better Words for Your Songs (Songwriting) by Rikky Rooksby

The Art of Writing Great Lyrics
by Pamela Phillips Oland

Composing Music: A New Approach
by William Russo

This Business of Songwriting
by Jason Blume

The Craft and Business of Songwriting
A Practical Guide to Creating and Marketing Artistically and Commercially Successful Songs by John Braheny

Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming
A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming and Lyrics (Songwriting Guides) by Pat Pattison

6 Steps to Songwriting Success
The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs by Jason Blume

How to Write a Hit Song
The Complete Guide to Writing and Marketing Chart-Topping Lyrics and Music by Molly-Ann Leikin

Music Notation
(Berklee Guide) by Mark McGrain

Chord Progressions for Songwriters
by Richard J. Scott

The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony by Jimmy Kachulis

Writing Music For Hit Songs
Second Edition by Jai Josefs

Melody: How to Write Great Tunes
by Rikky Rooksby

New Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing
Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Publishing Deals for Your Songs by Randy Poe

The Essential Songwriter
by Jonathan Feist

The Secrets of Songwriting
Leading Songwriters Reveal How to Find Inspiration and Success by Susan Tucker

Blinded by the Lyrics
by Brent Mann

Inside Classic Rock Tracks
Songwriting and Recording Secrets of 100+ Great Songs by Rikky Rooksby

Inside the Music
by Dave Stewart

Songwriting: Methods, Techniques And Clinical Applications
For Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators And Students

The Studio Business Book
(Mix Pro Audio Series) by Jim Mandell

How to Pitch and Promote Your Songs
by Fred Koller

How to Be a Hit Songwriter
Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music by Molly-Ann Leikin

The Art of Writing Music
A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers by John Cacavas

The Musician's Guide to Reading and Writing Music
2nd Ed. by Dave Stewart


How to Have Your Hit Song Published and Updated
by Jay Warner

The Words and Music of Carole King
(y James E. Perone

The Complete Singer-Songwriter
A Troubadour's Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording and Business by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Songwriting: And the Creative Process
Suggestions and Starting Points for Songwriters by Steve Gillette

The Songwriter's and Musician's guide to Nashville
by Sherry Bond

Inspiration for Songwriters
Tips and Tricks to Unlocking the Muse by Stan Swanson

All About Chords
A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Contemporary Chordal Structures and Progressions
Through Solid Drills in Suggested Study: ... keyboard drills, and ear-training exercises by Elvo D'Amante

How to Get Real with a Fake Book
A Guide for the Piano Arranger

Becoming Remarkable
For Songwriters and Those Who Love Song by Harriet Schock

The Do's & Dont's of Music Row
by Liz, Hengber

The Professional Singer's Handbook
The Complete Guidebook for Becoming a Successful Singer by Gloria Rusch

The Words, the Music and the Money by Dick Weissma

Your First Cut
A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting There by Jerry Vandiver

How to Write Funny Lyrics
The Comedy Songwriting Manual by Michael Pollock

Lead Sheet Bible
A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Lead Sheets and Chord Charts

American Women Songwriters
A Biographical Dictionary by Virginia L. Grattan

Inside Songwriting
Getting to the Heart of Creativity Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity by Jason Blume

Arranging Songs
How to Put the Parts Together by Rikky Rooksby

Songwriters Rhyming Dictionary
by Jane Whitfield

Get It in Writing
The Musician's Guide to the Music Business by Brian McPherson

Rock Troubadours
Conversations on the Art and Craft of Songwriting
Jerry Garcia, Ani DiFranco, Dave Matthews, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and More by Jeffrey PepperRodgers

The Lyricist's Notebook
Manuscript Paper for Inspiration and Composition by Matthew Teacher

The Songwriter's Handbook
by Tom T. Hall

The American Idol Audition Book With CD

And Then I Wrote
The Songwriter Speaks

Money Chords
A Songwriter's Sourcebook of Popular Chord Progressions by Richard J. Scott

How to Write, Produce and Sell Commercial Music by Al Stone

Songwriting Success
How to Write Songs for Fun and (Maybe) Profit by Michael Lydon

The Everything Songwriting Book
All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs (Everything Series) by C. J. Watson

The Songwriter's Market Guide to Song & Demo Submission Formats

Songwriters Playground
Innovative Exercises in Creative Songwriting by Barbara L. Jordan

The Art of Writing Music
A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music
As Applied to Publication by John Cacavas

Songs Without Rhyme
Prose By Celebrated Songwriters

The Blues Lyric Formula
by Michael Taft

Telling Stories, Writing Songs
An Album of Texas Songwriters by Kathleen Hudson

All Area Access
Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians by Marc Davison


The Art of Writing Love Songs
by Pamela Oland

500 Songwriting Ideas
by Aschmann Lis

Breakin' into Nashville
How to Write and Sell Country Music by Jennifer Pierce

A Complete Guide to the Craft by Stephen Citron

The Complete Handbook of Songwriting
An Insider's Guide to Making It in the Music Industry, Second Edition (Plume) by Mark Liggett

You've Written A Song, So Now What?
A Guide to the business of Songwriting for Songwriters, Musicians and Recording Artists by Aaron Meza

Nashville Songwriting by Jerry Cupit

The Modern Rhyming Dictionary Edition
by Gene Lees

Write Songs from Scratch
(From Scratch) by Christopher Norton

You Can Write a Song
(with Audio CD) (You Can)

How to Make a Good Song a Hit Song
by Molly Ann Leikin

Music with Words
A Composer`s View by Virgil Thomson

Songwriting and the Guitar
The Complete Guide (Acoustic Guitar Guides)

Essential Songwriting
Everything You Need to Compose, Perform, and Sell Great Songs by C.J. Watson

Creating Melodies
A Songwriter's Guide to Understanding, Writing and Polishing Melodies by Dick Weissman

by Matthew Nicholl

Beginning Songwriter's Answer Book
by Paul Zollo

Audition Songs For Female Singers 2

Selling Songs Successfully
1995 Edition by Henry Boye

The Song is Ended
Songwriters and American Music, 1900-1950 by William G. Hyland

You Can Teach Yourself Song Writing
by Larry McCabe

The Melody Lingers on
The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals by Roy Hemming

101 songwriting and composing techniques
by Jack Wheaton

Behind The Muse
Pop and Rock's Greatest Songwriters Talk About Their Work and Inspiration by Bill Demain


Breakin' in to the Music Business
by Alan Siegel

CD-ROM Manuscript Paper
A Variety of Staff Paper for All Your Composing and Arranging Needs

Contracts for Songwriters, Series I
(Contracts for Songwriters, 1) by Vito Fera

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Songwriting but Didn't Know Who to Ask
by Cliffie Stone

Heart and Soul
Revealing the Craft of Songwriting by Chris Bradford

How to Get Somewhere in the Music Business
From Nowhere with Nothing by Mary Dawson


How To Play By Ear
A Guide to Chords and Progressions for Musicians, Songwriters and Composers by Jack Hatfield

How to Write a Hit Song
by Al Kasha

Line Finder
by Jim Disney

Making Money Making Music
No Matter Where You Live by James W. Dearing

Musicians Guide To The Internet
by Gary Hustwit

The Nashville Number System
by Chas Williams

On Songwriting by Bob Snider

The Practical Guide to Songwriting
by Larry Petree

Solo: Women Singer-Songwriters in Their Own Words

The Songwriter's Guide to Collaboration
by Walter Carter

The Songwriter's Guide to Melodies
by Joseph R. Lilore

The Songwriter's Handbook
by Harvey Rachlin

The Songwriter's Hook Book
by Jon Batson

The Songwriters Song
The Discovery of Songwriting and its Origins by Reginald Rodney

Songwriting for Music Therapists
Methods, Techniques and Applications by MT-BC Betsey King Brunk M.M.T

Songwriting For Your Original Act
by Cat Cohen

Songwriting: From Ideas to Royalties
by Joe Keene

The Complete Handbook of Songwriting
An Insider's Guide to Making It in the Music Industry by Mark Liggett; Cathy Liggett..


More  Book  Lists

Choosing  A Music Career Succeeding_In_Music
Music Careers:  Ttutorials & Advice Music Business:  Creating & Selling Your Songs
Music Copyright: Protect Your Music Creations Booking Agents: Managing Your Career
Music Production:  Music Studio Software Tutorials Music Audio: Digital Tools For The Creative Musician
MIDI: Composing & Recording Your Music MIDI Basics:  Tutorials For Beginners
MP3: The Music File Format That Changed History Computer Music: Digital Tools For Creative Musicians
Recording: Create Your Own Digital Music Studio Tools & Learning: Tutorials Covering Many Topics
Sequencing: Create and manage computer-generated music Synthesizers: Generating & Combining Signals (Music Tones)
Sound: Perception & Physics Of Sound Waves Electronic Music:  Electronica , Dance , Experimental
Composition: The Art Of Creating Music Composers: Their Life, Music & Careers
J S Bach:  Genius Music-Meister Of The High Baroque Beethoven:  Titan of the Classical Music Era
Music In Asia:  An Informal Survey Comp Instruments: Write Music For Piano, Sax, Trumpet, etc
Creative Process: Understanding Music Composition Avant-garde Composition:  Create Experimental Music
The Craft Of Songwriting Music Arranging: The Learning Tools You'll Need
Orchestration: Combining Instrumental Tone Colors Art Of The Blues
Blues Piano Jazz
Piano Instruction Elements Of Music
Rhythm Chord


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