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    Book List:  Songwriting Business  -  Creating Songs

     
     
     
     

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    Songwriter's Market 2008 (Songwriter's Market) by Ian Bessler
     

    Songwriter's Market 2007 (Songwriter's Market)
     

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

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting, 2nd Edition -  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 (Songwriting Guides) 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
     

    Songbook 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 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 - by 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
    e 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
     

    Songwriting
    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 with 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
     

    Jingles: 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
     

    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

    Songwriting: 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
     

    MUSIC NOTATION PREPARING SCORES AND PARTS 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 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 M
    atter Where You Live by James W. Dearing

    Musicians Guide To The Internet by Gary H
    ustwit

    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 IndustryMark Liggett; Cathy Liggett

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    6 Steps to Songwriting Success  -  Jason Blume

    Melody in Songwriting  -  Jack Perricone

    The Songwriter's Workshop  -  Jimmy Kachulis

    The Everything Songwriting Book: All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs  -  C. J. Watson

    Hearing and Writing Music: Professional Training for Today's Musician  -  Ron Gorow

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

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory   -   Michael Miller

    All About Chords : A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Contemporary Chordal Structures and Progressions  -  Elvo D'Amante

    A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song  -  Steve Turner

    Inside Classic Rock Tracks  -  Rikky Rooksby

    The Austin Songwriting Method (Audio Cassette)  -  Carl P. Austin

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

    The Songwriting Sourcebook  -  Rikky Rooksby

    Harmony & Theory: A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts (Musicians Institute)  -  Keith Wyatt

    Ear Training: Volume I Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords  -  Elvo S. D'Amante

    Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics  -  Alicia Keyes

    How to Make Money Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles  -  Jeffrey P. Fisher

    Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete   -  Bill Edwards

    Composing Music  -  William Russo

    American Women Songwriters  -  Virginia L. Grattan

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    Taking Note of Music: Beginning Theory and Songwriting  |  Robert Engle

    Sculpture in My Head: A Collection of Lyrics, Poems and Thoughts That Breathe in Me (Paperback)  |  John Fitzpatrick

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

    Sammy Cahn's Rhyming Dictionary

    The Songwriter's Guide to Collaboration  |  Walter Carter

    The Billboard Book of Songwriting  |  by Peter Pickow, Amy Appleby

    Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary  |  Kevin M. Mitchell

    How to Have Your Hit Song Published  |  Warner Jay

    Chord Progressions for Songwriters  |  Richard J. Scott

    How to Be a Hit Songwriter  |  Molly-Ann Leikin

    The Craft and Business of Songwriting  |  John Braheny

    Music Publishing  |  by Randy Poe

    2005 Song Writer's Market  |  Ian Bessler

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

    How to Write Songs on Guitar  |  ikky Rooksby

    How to Pitch and Promote Your Songs  |  by Fred Koller

    The Bottom Line Is Money: A Comprehensive Guide to Songwriting and the Nashville Music Industry  |  Jennifer Ember Pierce

    Songwriting  |  Pat Pattison

    Writing Better Lyrics  |  Pat Pattison

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

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

    6 Steps to Songwriting Success  |  Jason Blume

    The Songwriter's Workshop  |  Jimmy Kachulis

    The Everything Songwriting Book: All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs  |  C. J. Watson

    How to Make Money Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles  |  Jeffrey P. Fisher

    Hearing and Writing Music: Professional Training for Today's Musician  |  Ron Gorow

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

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory  |  Michael Miller

    Composing Music  |  William Russo

    All About Chords : A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Contemporary Chordal Structures and Progressions Through Solid Drills in Suggested Study  |  Elvo 'Amante

    Ear Training: Volume I Scale Forms through Six Basic Tetrachords  |  Elvo S. D'Amante

    Melody in Songwriting  |  Jack Perricone

    Harmony & Theory: A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts (Musicians Institute)  |  Keith Wyatt

    A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song  | Steve Turner

    The Songwriting Sourcebook  |  Rikky Rooksby

    Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics  |  Alicia Keyes

    Inside Classic Rock Tracks  |  Rikky Rooksby

    Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete |  Bill Edwards

    The Austin Songwriting Method (Audio Cassette)  |  Carl P. Austin

    American Women Songwriters  |  Virginia L. Grattan

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    Selling Songs Successfully: A Comprehensive Guide to Songwriting  |  Henry Boye

    Making Money Making Music  |  James W. Dearing

    Musicians Guide To The Internet  |  Gary Hustwit

    Everything You Wanted to Know about Songwriting  |  Cliffie Stone, Joan Carol Stone

    The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book: From Chords to Scales and Licks to Tricks, All You Need to Play Like the Greats  |  Marc Schonbrun

    500 Songwriting Ideas  |  Aschmann Lis

    Songs Without Rhyme  |  Rosanne Cash

    Tunesmith  |  Jimmy Webb

    Money Chords  |  Richard J. Scott

    The Songwriter's Workshop  |  Jimmy Kachulis

    Writing Music for Hit Songs  |  Jai Josefs

    The Art of Writing Great Lyrics  |  Pamela Phillips Oland

    Songwriters on Songwriting  |  Paul Zollo

    The Songwriters Idea Book: 40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow
    Blinded by the Lyrics  |  Brent Mann

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

    Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure : Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics (Songwriting Guides)

    And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks

    The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony

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    1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist Volume One: Chords and Chord Pro - gressions for the Guitar  | 
    Bruce Arnold  |  Here’s what you get with "First Steps:"  |
    1. All the most commonly played guitar chords .
    2.  Both Open and Barre Chords with practice chord progressions and the strumming directions which most books do not include.
    3. Videos demonstrating chords with special added notes
    4. The easiest fingering patterns for both chords and scales along with tips on the common problems you will encounter
    5.  The "scratch" method: This will get you switching between chords more fluidly and make your songs sound like music right away.
    6. A Video on the popular "CAGED" Method for learning chords
    7.  how to tune the guitar
    8.  Music Theory information
    9.  note chart
    10.  which chords go together the best
    11.  Hammer-ons, Pulloffs, Slides, Bends, Vibrato
    12. how to add notes into chords to give them more interesting sounds
    13.  A learning tool called "cycle 5" .
    14.  An entire section in the book explaining all aspects of rhythm
    15.  The Blues. "First Steps" gives you access to a large online resource
    16.  A resource of 22 different scales is presented in the form of videos
     
     

    The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig  |  Ben Duncan  |  Product Description: From faders to frequencies, microphones to mixing, pink noise to polarity, this is the all-inclusive manual for creating the finest sound for live performances. It applies to the entire range of stage performers and their equipment - solo acoustic guitar and vocal, full-scale band requiring complex amplification, or electronica DJ working multiple turntables. Every aspect of live sound is covered, including: analyzing venue needs, acquiring and managing the ideal sound system, setting up and testing equipment, understanding and applying the theories of acoustics, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and much more. Also features a 15,000-word technical glossary.
     

    Designing With Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting  |  J. Michael Gillette  |  From Book News, Inc.  | Gillette (theatre, U. of Arizona) has revised his successful textbook, and has added material on projections, design process, drafting for lighting. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  |     Product Description:  |  This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic lighting design treats lighting design for the stage as both an art closely integrated with the director’s, actor’s, and playwright’s vision, and a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space.
     

    How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course  |  Rikky Rooksby  |  Rikky Rooksby helps you transform your guitar-playing skills into creative songwriting techniques. Using well-known songs as examples, plus lots of easy-to-read graphics, he explains and demonstrates how lyrics, melody, harmony, and rhythm work in a song. Rikky's straightforward style will have you up and writing on your guitar with easeâ€"even if you never have before.  |  You'll learn how to write words to melodies and vice versa; how to understand, develop, and embellish a melody; how chords create harmony; and how tempos and time signatures differ. The book also analyzes classic and unusual song structures and their elementsâ€"from intros to bridges to codasâ€"and discusses the benefits and problems of writing songs on different kinds of guitars. 
     

    Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One  |  Bruce Arnold  |  From the Publisher  |  We are very excited about Mr. Arnold's Workbook series. The feedback we have received has validated our instincts that the books are a long-needed breakthrough in music education. Mr. Arnold has culled from his many years of teaching both privately and on the university level, and has provided information and teaching approaches which have never been presented in quite this way. The serious student will find the books to be a real "Rosetta Stone" for music theory and its application, while the professional musician will find them to be bountiful compendiums of information and lifelong companions in the voyage of musical discovery.   |  Product Description:   |  Music Theory Workbook for Guitar is an excellent learning tool for both the beginner who has no knowledge of music theory, and the advanced student looking to improve their knowledge of the guitar fretboard. An easy to understand music theory section is included to help a beginner understand the basic theory of interval and chord construction. This book takes a student from the most simple construction of basic intervals to the most advanced chord structure while at all times applying this to the guitar fretboard. All answers are included in the book so a students can check their work. 
     

    How to Write a Hit Song/the Complete Guide to Writing & Marketing Chart-Topping Lyrics and Music  |  Molly-Ann Leikin  |  A practical reference book from a music industry insider. There are no get rich quick ideas as the author lays down useful step by step directions to not only writing a hit song but how to market it as well. Tips on submitting just lyrics (with no music) are also covered. A great guide for those looking to break into the music industry. 
     

    Live Sound Reinforcement (Nix Pro Audio Series)  |  by Scott Hunter Stark  |  Product Description:  | Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics 
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    QuickStart Studio Composer  |  Write, record, mix, and print music with this all-in-one program  |  Arrange and record multi-track compositions  |  Build compositions from scratch or from existing MIDI files  |  View your creations during playback in real-time notation  |  Print to review your composition; rehearse at your own pace  |
     

    MUSITEK SmartScore Piano Edition Software (PC/Mac)  |  SmartScore has fully integrated music scoring, and music scanning with advanced recognition technology  |  Whether you are copying music, composing or importing MIDI files; there is absolutely no faster way to get music into your computer  |  recognizes and plays back repeats, dynamics and articulations  |  Automatic recognition and display of contrapuntal voices with dirct voice-to-MIDI channel linking  |  Automatic instrument assignments according to number of staves  |
     

    Logic Pro 6  |  Ideal for film, TV, and video post-production facilities  |  Comprehensive set of music creation tools  |  ombines composition, notation, and audio production facilities  |  Total-recall mixing and automation; plug-in processing  |  Hundreds of customizable key commands  |
     

    Music Write Songwriter Edition  |  Create musical scores on your PC  |  Notation for all instruments  |  Hear your music played via MIDI instruments  |   Print sheet music  |   Includes the book Introduction to Songwriting 
     

    Magix Notation  |  Compose, edit, arrange, and print music scores  |   Intuitive interface  |  Keyboard, mouse, and MIDI support  |  Unlimited number of staves per system, and up to 16 polyphony voices per staff  |  Add lyrics to composition, and display them as syllables  |
     

    Sibelius Notes  |  Educational resources to help teach music in the classroom with  Sibelius  |  Ready-to-use exercises and worksheets on everything from notation to composing  |  Use on computer or with pen and paper; photocopying worksheets allowed  |  Covers all school levels: K-12, Key Stages 1-4, and beyond  |  Dozens of music files on CD-ROM; teacher's guide and student skills guide  |
     

    SmartMusic Studio  |  Create a loop that repeats those difficult passages over & over, until you get it right  |  The unique Intelligent Accompaniment tools listens to musicians as they sing or play, and follows their spontaneous tempo changes  |  With this type of computer accompaniment, you'll improve on issues like being in tune, keeping time, learning to listen and more  |  Over 20,000 fun accompaniments to make teaching & learning music efficient, productive and enjoyable  |  Different exercises for practicing scales, intervals, arpeggios and twisters  |
     

    Voyetra Digital Orchestrator Music Software  |  Voyetra Digital Orchestrator for Windows PC is a  comprehensive music editor for use with MIDI applications  |  Digital Audio Effects Processors  |  MIDI & Digital Audio Track Editor  |  MIDI PIano Roll Editor  |
     

    Propellerhead  Recycle 2.0  |  Using Recycle, you can create loops called 'rex loops', which are time-stretchable and pitch-stretchable  |  Change the tempo of a groove without altering its pitch & vice-versa  |  Make pitched grooves fit inot songs in other keys  |  Use processing tools like Transient Shaper, Envelope & EQ to energize your loops  |  Normalize the sound levels Alter or quantize the timing, or isolate & extract individual pieces out of any sample  |
     

    Finale Guitar 2003  |  Rhyming Dictionary helps songwriters find the right rhyme for any lyric  |  Enter your music in a traditional staff, or display it automatically for a TAB staff  |  An extensive library of special symbols and shapes used with notation and for over 50 fretted instruments  |  Input notes with a MIDI guitar and see instant TAB notation  |  Advanced music scanning technology and optical character recognition helps musicians scan sheet music and turn it into a Finale file  |
     

    PrintMusic 2004  |  Easy to print, e-mail, or save as SmartMusic Accompaniment  |  Music notation software for creating, hearing, and printing sheet music  |  Free music scanning and SmartMusic instrument sounds  |  Write songs up to 24 staves; create scores and print out parts  |  Create lead sheets with lyrics, chord symbols, and guitar fretboards  |
     

    Masterwriter Songwriting Software  |  Full-function word processor  |  Rhyming dictionary with over 100,000 entries  |  Pop-culture dictionary with over 11,000 icons of American and World culture  |  Dictionary containing over 35,000 phrases, idioms, clichs, sayings and word combinations  |  Rhymed-phrases dictionary with over 36,000 entries  |
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  • MAGIX ENTERTAINMENT SoundPool Collection 2005 DVD ( Windows )
  • Magix Soundpool Collection 1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6  / 
  • Music Maker De Luxe V 2000 with 11 CDs of music instruments
  • Computer Music: Rhythm Programming, Processing & Mastering / Garba
  • iDrum Virtual Drum Machine for Mac OS X Garage Band, Live, Logic
  • Best of Pro Sessions Vol. 1 World class loops for Garage Band
  • Making Music: Create! Play! Experience! Win/Mac  |  For Chirdren
  • Sony American Idol Extreme Music Creator
  • Best of Pro Sessions Vol. 2 - Cinematic loops for Garage Band
  • Signature Loop Elements-Volume 1-Loop Collection
  • SmartSound Quicktracks for Adobe Premiere Pro Bundle
  • SmartSound Quicktracks for Adobe Premiere Pro & Elements
  • Sony Super Duper Music Looper
  • Sony Acid Music Studio
  • Finale 2007 Academic (Win/Mac)
  • Sony Acid XMC
  • Dance eJay 7
  • Sony Jam Trax
  • Music Maker G6 Deluxe
  • Hip Hop eJay   /  Hip Hop eJay 2
  • Music Studio G6 Deluxe
  • Music Studio G6
  • Cakewalk Midi Music Pack with Express
  • Dance & Rave eJay Compilation
  • Acid DJ 2.0
  • Digital Orchestrator
  • Dance Maker
  • CUBASE SE (PC or MAC)
  • Digital Music Starter Kit
  • Cakewalk Home Studio 7.0 
  • Beat 2000
  • Cubase Studio 4
  • Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio 4.0
  • Cakewalk Pyro 2005
  • Ringtone Media Studio
  • Sonic ReFill Vol. 16: Triple Bass (Reason Refills)
  • My Ring Tone Studio - Convert Music Files to Ringtones
  • Cakewalk Groovemaker Max
  • Band In A Box
  • PowerPlugs: Music I for Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations 
  • BBE Sonic Maximizer Plug-In, Hybrid CD Win/Mac 
  • IK Multimedia T-RackS Plug-In Mastering Software 
  • Sony PTL-REQG2 Oxford EQ Plug-in for Pro Tools LE 
  • Antares Tube Analog Tube Plug-In 
  • Antares Filter Quad Rhythmic Multimode Filter Plug-In (Mac / Win)
  • Oxford Dynamics - TC Powercore 
  • Native Gold Bundle Version 5
  • Total Effects Bundle
  • Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 8
  • Sony Acid Pro 6 Professional Music Workstation
  • Sony Super Duper Music Looper
  • Propellerhead Reason 3.0 ( Windows / Macintosh )
  • Sony Acid XMC
  • Dance eJay 7
  • Sony Jam Trax
  • IMAGE LINE Fruity Loops Studio Producer ( Windows ) 
  • Bill Laswell Collection Volume III
  • Best of Pro Sessions Vol. 1 Compilation of World class loops for Garage Band 
  • Sonic ReFill Vol. 13: World Percussion (Reason Refills)
  • CAKEWALK X-MiX Studio Loops 3: Raw Hip Hop 
  • Ultimate Sound Bank SOUNDSCAN V2.0 Volume 46 - 70's Breakbeats
  • Heat Seekers (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • Elements: Traditional Jazz (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Kontakt 2
  • Electromagnetic Fury (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • Jazz Quartet (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • ProSessions Volume 52 - Dance Remix Toolkit Disc 1 (REX, ACID, WAV, AIFF) 
  • ProSessions Volume 53 - Dance Remix Toolkit Disc 2 (REX, ACID, WAV, AIFF) 
  • Native Instruments INTAKT Rhythmic Loop Software Sampler, Hybrid CD Win/Mac
  • Total Spanish Guitar
  • CAKEWALK X-MiX Studio Loops 4: Scratch and Vinyl Loops 
  • Hip Hop Exotica (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Whole Lotta Country (EXS24, NNXT, HALion, Kontakt, REX, WAV)
  • Guru
  • Funk Quartet (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • CAKEWALK X-MiX Studio Loops 1: X-Treme Dance & Hip Hop 
  • Neo Soul 2 (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Nu Jazz City (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Hard Tracks for Cinema - Apple Loops Library
  • Larry Seyer Acoustic Drums
  • Acid Jazz City (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • Chill: Downtempo Loops and Beats (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • Mahadhi - African Rhythms (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • CAKEWALK Smart Loops: Rockit Fuel 
  • Soundscapes for Cinema
  • Soundscan 16 - Bossa Brazil - V2 (Audio, WAV, Acid, AIFF, Akai, EXS24, HALion, MachFive, Reason 2, REX) 
  • Funk University - Loop Library 
  • Studio Percussion
  • Underground Soundlab
  • Hip Hop High
  • ProSessions 43 - Discrete Rock Drums
  • Platinum Essentials 2 (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Ultimate Sound Bank SOUNDSCAN V2.0 Volume 19 - Hip Hop - R 'N B
  • CAKEWALK X-MiX Studio Loops 2: Techno & Progressive House
  • Intelligent Dance Music Loop Library for Acid 
  • Euro Techno: Ground Loops Loop Library for Acid 
  • The Rhythm Station (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • Signature Loop Elements-Volume 1-Loop Collection 
  • Ultimate Sound Bank SOUNDSCAN V2.0 Volume 46 - 70's Breakbeats 
  • MOTU MachFive Software Sampler Mac Version 
  • Soundscan 16 - Bossa Brazil - V2 (Audio, WAV, Acid, AIFF, Akai, EXS24, HALion, MachFive, Reason 2, REX) 
  • Plugsound Pro
  • M-Audio Gforce MTRON 9910-40684-00 Mellotron emmulator 
  • Ultimate Sound Bank X-Treme FX-Instant Sound Design (Mac / Win) 
  • DJ ToneXpress - The Ringtone Creator 
  • Psychedelic Guitar, The Serpentine Magic of Harvey Mandel 
  • Cakewalk Guitar Tracks 1.0
  • Cakewalk Groovemaker Max
  • eJay Sound Collection 4 With 7500 Exclusive Samples
  • Gary Garritan Personal Orchestra Second Edition 
  • EastWest Drum N Bass Resonance Audio Sample CD Rom
  • eJay Sound Classics v1 - 15,000 Sounds & Samples
  • Electromagnetic Fury (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • Drumatic Percussives (Reason, HALion, Kontakt, Battery, WAV) 
  • Sonic ReFill Vol. 15: Film Orchestra (Reason Refills)
  • Sonik Capsules Studio Drums
  • ProSessions Volume 52 - Dance Remix Toolkit Disc 1 (REX, ACID, WAV, AIFF)
  • ProSessions Volume 53 - Dance Remix Toolkit Disc 2 (REX, ACID, WAV, AIFF) 
  • EastWest Drumkit From Hell 2 CD Sample Set
  • Native Instruments Synthetic Drums Sample CD for Battery and Kontakt 
  • Peter Ewers' Symphonic Organ for GigaStudio
  • Synthogy Ivory Grand Piano (Mac) 
  • Native Instruments Studio Drums Battery Recharge Sample CD 
  • Symphony of Voices - Sample Library - Akai/ Emu
  • RawPower
  • Notre Dame de Budapest Pipe Organ - Full Edition (Giga 3) 
  • Q Up Arts Latin Groove Factory V2 Brazil Acid Disc A 
  • Q Up Arts Voices of Native America Vol. 1 Akai S1000
  • Q Up Arts Voices of Istanbul Akai S3000 CD-ROM 
  • Raging Guitars
  • M-Audio Latigo Latin American Percussion Virtual Instrument (Mac/Win) 
  • Kick Ass Brass (Virtual Instruments) 
  • Q Up Arts Symphonic Fields Forever AKAI S3000 CD ROM 
  • EastWest Synth Collector 1 Audio CD and Akai/E-MU Sample CD-ROM 
  • 10,000 WAV Samples
  • SAM Horns for Gigastudio
  • EastWest Dance Mega House/Dance Audio/Akai/Emu Sample CD-ROM 
  • EastWest Freak Beats Audio Sample CD-ROM 
  • Q Up Arts Jason Myles Psychic Horns WAV/AIFF CD ROM, Windows CD
  • Q Up Arts Latin Groove Factory V2 Brazil Acid Disc B
  • EastWest Scoring Tools Volume 1 Professional Sample Library - Roland (CD-ROM) 
  • EastWest Dance Mega Drums 2 Audio/Akai/Emu Sample CD-ROM
  • EastWest XXLarge Bass Audio Sample CD-ROM
  • Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 8
  • Sony Sound Forge 8 With Noise Reduction 2.0
  • eJay Sound Selection 3 -Techno Special (4 CDs)
  • eJay Sound Collection 4 With 7500 Exclusive Samples
  • Sound Studio 3: Record, Edit, Add Effects to Audio (Mac)
  • Seminar Series - Professional Training for Sound Forge 8
  • Sony Vegas 6
  • Beginning Sounds
  • SNAP! 2,000 Sound Effects (Jewel Case) 
  • Best of Pro Sessions Vol. 2 US00602 Compilation of Cinematic loops for Garage Band
  • Magnetic- D'nB', House, Techno, Trance Loops Library
  • Teknostorm- Techno Loops Library
  • Contaminated- Ambient-Dub Loops Library 
  • R&B Trackpack Hal Leonard (Mac)
  • Rock & Pop Collection for Sibelius 4 (Win/Mac)
  • New York Dance Pro
  • Cyclotronic Resonator
  • Drumbasstic-Brum 'n' Bass Loops Library
  • Rock & Pop Collection for Sibelius 4 (Win/Mac)
  • Phonics: Initial Consonant Sounds (Music CD and 20 Page Book Included) "2006" 
  • Smart Sound Electronic Frontiers Software 
  • TRAKTOR DJ Studio 3 
  • House Party-House Loops Library 
  • EDIROL VSC-MP1 Virtual Sound Canvas 
  • Reason DVD Tutorial 
  • Guitar Rig 2
  • Digital Performer 5 (Academic) 
  • Akoustik Piano
  • Logic Tutorial DVD Level 1 
  • Ultimate Sound Bank SOUNDSCAN V2.0 Volume 46 - 70's Breakbeats 
  • Jazz and Big Band - Software 
  • EastWest Prosamples Vol 33 Orchestral Loops CD-ROM 
  • EastWest Drum N Bass Resonance Audio Sample CD Rom 
  • Elements: Traditional Jazz (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV)
  • M-Audio Groove Lab Music Software with MH1 Headset and Mic
  • Virtual Lab Electricity
  • 101 Below (Reason, Kontakt, Battery, WAV, Acid) 
  • Sonic ReFill Vol. 19: Vocal Textures (Reason Refills) 
  • Blaze Audio Wave Creator 
  • Virtual Drumline 2 
  • Music Ace 2 Educator Version, Hybrid CD-ROM 
  • Jazz Quartet (Apple Loops - AIFF, REX, WAV) 
  • BASS-X 
  • Peter Ewers' Symphonic Organ for GigaStudio 
  • Music Ace 2 Lab Pack Of 5 (Educator Version), Hybrid CD-ROM 
  • Synthogy Ivory Grand Piano (Mac) 
  • Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestra and Choir 
  • Symphonic Instrument 
  • Metamorphosis 
  • Sound Forge 4.0 Plug-In 
  • Rapture
  • English standard sound module for SlovoEd dictionaries downloadable Software 
  • EastWest ProSamples Vol 38 Trance CD-ROM 
  • Antares Filter Quad Rhythmic Multimode Filter Plug-In (Mac / Win) 
  • Cubase Studio 4 
  • Spektral Delay 1.5 
  • Scarbee Imperial Drums XL (Virtual Instruments) 
  • Sound Forge 4.0 Digital Sound Editing for Windows 
  • Melodyne Uno 1.5 
  • BLUE 1.1 
  • Electric Ghetto (Audio, WAV, Acid)
  • London Solo Strings-24 Bit Kontakt Player 
  • Ampeg SVX 
  • ProSessions 24 - Antonio Dilillo Signature Electro Patterns Vol. 1 (Acid (Acidized WAVs), REX, WAV) 
  • Funk University - Loop Library 
  • ProSessions Producer-Electric Bass Vol. 1-Rock (EXS24, HALion, Kontakt, MachFive, Reason) 
  • Native Instruments Studio Drums Battery Recharge Sample CD 
  • EastWest Ultimate Strings Akai CD-ROM 
  • Spanish gold sound module for SlovoEd dictionaries downloadable Software 
  • Sonic ReFill Vol. 10: Instruments of the 60s-70s (Reason Refills) 
  • Switched on Sound 
  • Total Workstation Bundle 
  • EastWest Quantum Leap Guitar & Bass Unity Format 
  • M-Audio ProSessions-Vol 5 Latin Element 
  • Swar Systems SwarPlug Indian VSTi Virtual Instrument Hybrid CD 
  • NOTION - Notation Composition Software 
  • EastWest BT s Twisted Textures Audio CD 
  • Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass (Macintosh and Windows)
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    Computer-Aided Composition  /  Software to help in the process of composition by creating arrangements, melodies, structures etc. with little human help. Can be used for complete compositions or just as a source of new musical ideas.  |  Hitsquad Music Connection  |
     

    Computer - Assisted Composition Page  @  I Write The Music  |  Introductory to Basic Skills  |
     

    CompMusicTutor  @  I Write The Music  |  Intermediate to Advanced Skills  |
     

    Tweakheadz  |  Songwriting and Philosophy for the Incurable Computer Musician  |
     

    Sibelius Compass software  |  teaches music composition   |  interactive program used for teaching music composition to students from middle school through university levels
     

    RMA Music  |  How to Write Symphonic Music with Midi  |
     

    GameDev  |  Writing Game Music | The music for a game is very important | It sets the mood for the game |
     

    BBC  |  OneMusic/Fame Academy - Writing music on computer  |
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    VOCALOID  |  is a vocal-synthesizing software that enables song writers to generate authentic-sounding singing on their PCs by simply typing in the lyrics and music notes of their compositions. The software synthesizes the sound from "vocal libraries" of recordings of actual singers, retaining the vocal qualities of the original singing voices to reproduce realistic vocals. The software also features simple commands that enable users to add expressive effects - such as vibrato and pitch bends - to their synthesized vocals. Additional releases to the range of vocal libraries currently available will broaden the range of voices and singing styles that can generated by VOCALOID. At the moment, VOCALOID can generate singing in Japanese and English. Other languages are also planned for the future   |
     

    Voyetra  |  MusicWrite Maestro  |  top-of-the-line composer's tool  |  94 staves  |  32,000 events per track  |  quick score setup  |  16channel  |
     

    Robosens  |  Guitarmaster  |  RoboSens introduces its guitar composition software  |
     

    Tweakheadz  |  Doing it with Digital  |  Keep your tracks in the digital domain  |  Get a better mix for less money  |
     

    WosznyMusic  |  The Synthesizer  |  Creating  |  Composing From Scratch  |  Inspirations  |  Jump Starts  | Directions  |  The Logical Next Step  |
     

    The ABC Plus project  |  ABC music notation language |  tool to typeset sheet music  |
     

    Wildcat  |  Autoscore  |  Music Straight From Playing to Monitor  |
     

    UIUC.edu  |  Music Composition Project  |  Write music:  melody with correct rhythm & note placement  |  harmony  |  comparable to prose  |
     

    MacBeat  |  "Compose Yourself"  |  Guide to music composition  |  21O page textbook  |  68 strategies of composing  |  rhythmic ability  |
     

    SearchBoss  |  How to write music  |  music education software  |
     

    Voyetra  |  "Record Producer" turns your MIDI PC into a music production studio  |  Record your song using digital audio tracks  |
     

    Sibelius Compass software  |  teaches music composition   |  interactive program used for teaching music composition to students from middle school through university levels
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    Music Education  |  Inversions of the I Triad  |  Rhythm Part I  |  Major and Minor Modes  |  Melodic and Harmonic Tensions  |  Conducting as an Ear Training Tool  |  Referrals in Music Therapy  |  Teaching Music to Teach Other Skills  |  Internalizing the Music  |  Notes in Music Theory  |  Rhythmic Notation in Basic Music Theory  |  Accidentals in Music Theory  |  Intervals in Music Theory  |  Leading a Rock Band Project  |  Conducting Patterns  |  Introduction to Music Therapy  |  Identifying Problems and Goals in Music Therapy  |
     
     

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    Jazz Fundamentals  |  Structure  |  Swing  -  Definition  -  Practicing Swing  |  Creativity  -  The Creative Process  -  Playing  |
     

    Chord/Scale Relationships  |  Basic Theory  -  Intervals  -  Major And Minor Scales  -  Chords  -  The Circle Of Fifths   |  Major Scale Harmony  -  Major Scale  -  Dorian Mode  -  Phrygian Mode  -  Lydian Mode  -  Mixolydian Mode  -  Minor Scale  -  Locrian Mode   |  Melodic Minor Harmony  -  Phrygian #6  -  Lydian Augmented  -  Lydian Dominant  -  Fifth Mode  -  Locrian #2  -  Altered Scale   |  Symmetric Scales  -  Whole Tone Scale  -  The Diminished Scales  |  Pentatonic Scales  |  Derived Scales  -  The Blues Scale  -  Minor Scales  -  Bebop Scales  -  Synthetic Scales   |  Chord/Scale Chart   |
     

    Applying The Theory To Improvisation  |  Melodic Development  -  Pacing  -  Phrase Construction  |  Playing Changes  -  ii-V  (Major Keys  -  Minor Keys)  -  Blues  -  Rhythm Changes  -  Coltrane Changes  |  Modal Improvisation  |  Chromaticism  |  Non-tonal Improvisation  |  Free Improvisation  |
     

    Accompanying  |  Chordal Instruments  |  Chord Voicings  -   3/7 Voicings  -  Quartal Voicings  -  Polychord and Upper Structure Voicings  -  Close Position and Drop Voicings  -  Other Scale Based Voicings  |  Reharmonizing  |  Comping Rhythms   |  BassWalking Bass Lines  |  Pedal Point  |  Counterpoint  |  Other Bass Patterns  |  Drums  |  Other Instruments  |
     

    Playing With Others  |  Organization  |  Dealing With Problems  |
     

    Listening Analytically  |
     

    Breaking The Rules  |
     

    Annotated Bibliography  |  Fakebooks  |  Instructional Books  |  History And Biography  |
     

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    SSeyo - Koan  |  Free generative audio system for creators, creatives and website developers.  Interaction between rules & probabilities to make every play unique

    Make Music OnYourPC  |  The Beginners Guide to Music on PCs Published by Abacus

    Info Computer Music Comp  |  Articles, info for Amateur Computer Musician by James Baker

    Learn To Read & Write Music  |  Notes,  scales, intervals, triads and chords  |  Music Theory for beginner.

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    Irene Jackson.Songwriting Tips  |  Everything you ever wanted to know about songwriting, including tips, links, and more advice than you'll ever need

    Online Course in Songwriting  |  "I'll teach you some tricks on writing songs and lyrics"

    Internet Synthesizer  |  Construct synthesizer sounds online via forms with your internet browser. The data you enter will generate a unique sound just like programming a real analog synthesizer

    Orchaos Tapestry  |  An amazing software system that generates Midi music based on an Interactive Visual Interface

    The vOICe Sonificati  |  on Applet  |  Application maps image and generates sound. View sound waves, sonify existing images, train for audiovisual synesthesia, perform on-line composing, make soundscape animations and create spectrograms." (Can be downloaded for local use.)

    Rhyming Songwriting for Beginners  |  Books - Composition &  Lyric Writing

    Beginners composition com  |  The Rose Resources website is hosting a 'beginners composition competition' aimed at students with art of composition and to encourage composition of music

    Jazz Improvisation Primer by M  |  This is a reference on the playing of jazz music. It covers information that is very basic as well as more advanced material

    About.com  |  Tips On Creating Midi

    Computers and Composing Music  |  Music Composition for Beginners

    FAQs.org  |  Music composition  |  Frequently-Asked Questions

    EdGate Song Composition  |  Popular Song Composition Links

    MP3.co  - Music Composition  |  Tools & Software Download

    AllAboutPianos / software  |  Play Music Notation Software

    Sibelius Software / Compass  |  Interactive program / teaching music composition /s from middle school - university levels

    Practical Approach 18th C. Counterpoint  |  Book: Amazon.com

    VOCALOID  |  Vocal-synthesizing software that enables song writers to generate authentic-sounding singing on their PCs by simply typing in the lyrics and music notes of their compositions
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    BerkleeShares |  Music improvisation

    Electronic music composition for beginners  |  Book by: Robert Train Adams

    Making Music for the Joy Of It  |  Book By Stephanie Judy

    With Your Own Two Hands  |  Self-Discovery Through Music

    First steps in playing and composing  |  Book: Amazon

    Learn composition when creating music videos  |

    Experts.com  |  Music/Performing Arts > Musicians' Exchange > Musical Composition, Theory, Songwriting, and Singing  |  Ask A Question  |
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    You Can Write A Song

    I Write The Songs  |  I Write The Songs  |  Songwriters RadioShow  |

    MusesMuse  |  Songwriting Survey -Which do you write first? The lyrics or the music?  |

    LyricPro  |  12 Steps To Competitive Songwriting  |

    Metaroc  |  45 Books of interest to Songwriters  |

    Secrets Of Songwriting  |  "Are you serious about becoming a top-notch songwriter? Having the best of intentions is no guarantee that you’ll write killer songs. In fact, all that hard work may be getting you nowhere if you are committing basic songwriting errors."  |

    How to Write a Song - WikiHow  |  Even if you can play and sing by ear amazingly, knowing at least how to read and write music will help you play with others and communicate your music  |

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    Tell Me How To  |  How To Compose A Simple Tune  |  A few simple chord patterns | you could have a pop hit  |
     

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    QuestionSink  |  Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music  |
     

    KnowledgeHound  |  Music: How to write, play and perform it  |
     

    Go2Ne  |  How to Write music for free  |
     

    Wisc U  |  Create your own music  |  Web course  |  Step-by-step process for creating  first composition  |
     

    Composer.Rowy.net  |  "Want to know how to write music?"  |
     

    CompositionToday  |  Forums  |
     

    The Straight Dope: If Irving Berlin could not read or write music, how did he compose?
     

    BBC - Parents' Music Room  |  All children are now given the opportunity to create and develop their own musical ideas in school  |
     

    Teach Me Pop Music  |  For those who want to rock the world with their guitar or bass  |
     

    VirtualSheetMusic |  Virtual Sheet Music  |  Blank Sheet Music  |   8, 10, 14, 18 & 22 Stave High Quality Score Design  |
     

    HallClasicalMusic  |  Breakin' into Nashville  |  How to Write and Sell Country Music  |
     

    Write more music on 43 Things
     

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    MusicianNews  |  Music Theory  |  Registration required  |  Articles  |  News  |
     

    Tweakheadz  |  The basic process of recording tracks on a computer. Keep your tracks in the digital domain and get a better mix for less money 
     

    Mind, Music, and Technology » Blog Archive » Why Write Music?  |  kouroshdini.com  |  Improvisation as Self-Analysis  |  Naming Pieces of Music  |  Instruments|
     

    MusicLessonsOnline  |  contains over 90 articles, all written by a team of experts who have entensive experience in this area  |
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    by John Braheny  |  About the Author  |  John Braheny is the co-founder/director for the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase, a national non-profit service organization for songwriters. He conducts seminars throughout the U.S. and offers one-on-one consultations with writers, writer/artists and businesses. He lives in North Hollywood, California.

        Discover the secrets of successful songwriting with this essential guide! Cofounder of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase John Braheny teaches you the craft of songwriting while going behind the scenes of the music business to reveal insider secrets that will make your work stand out. Dozens of exercises, examples and anecdotes from songwriters such as Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, TLC, Lenny Kravitz and Paul McCartney will you show you how to: develop a songwriter's consciousness; overcome barriers in the creative process; write in all musical styles, and for film and TV; and skillfully manage the business of demos and contracts. This updated edition also covers online opportunities for songwriters."A practical street-level look at today's world of songwriting ... Read and learn."- Diane Warren, six-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with more than 50 Top 10 hits
     
     
     

    Music Write Songwriter Edition  |  by Voyetra
     

    Description
    MusicWrite Songwriter Edition is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to compose and print professional-looking scores right away. Use your MIDIkeyboard or mouse to enter your music, then add lyrics, dynamics, ties,triplets, orchestral markings, and more. Play your piece back on yourcomputer or synthesizer and then print out the parts.

    With MusicWrite Songwriter Edition, you can cut, copy, and paste music into your score just like a word processor. Play your music on a MIDI keyboardand see it transcribed into notation on your PC screen. Print your score,complete with your name, song title, copyright information, and more, inany Microsoft Windows font. Add chord names and guitar symbols. The loop function lets you try different ideas in real time by playing your song whilewhile you are editing and entering notes. Use the symbol palette to enter rests, clefs, chords, and more. Add up to two lines of lyrics. MusicWrite supports all of the common musical symbols, including triplets, ties, and orchestral markings. When finished, preview your score and hit print.
     
     
     

    Singing for the Stars  |  Seth Riggs
     

    A Complete Program for Training Your Voice (Book & 2 CD's)

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    What do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They all study voice with Hollywood’s leading vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice.
     
     
     

    The Songwriters Idea Book  |  Sheila Davis
     

    40 Strategies to Excite Your Imagination, Help You Design Distinctive Songs, and Keep Your Creative Flow

    From Book News, Inc.
    Presuming familiarity with the major music forms and the basics of rhyme, rhythm, and plot development, Davis offers sophisticated strategies to create distinctive treatments of classic themes as well as original song titles. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

    Product Description:
    This book reveals the inherent relationship between personality type, brain function and writing style. Includes 40 proven songwriting strategies - guaranteed to spark songwriters' imaginations.
     
     
     

    How to Write Songs on Guitar  |  Rikky Rooksby
     

    A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course

    Guitarist:  "An extremely valuable source book for wannabe songwriters as well as a highly readable journey of the popular song."

    Product Description:
    Rikky Rooksby helps you transform your guitar-playing skills into creative songwriting techniques. Using well-known songs as examples, plus lots of easy-to-read graphics, he explains and demonstrates how lyrics, melody, harmony, and rhythm work in a song. Rikky's straightforward style will have you up and writing on your guitar with easeâ€"even if you never have before.

    You'll learn how to write words to melodies and vice versa; how to understand, develop, and embellish a melody; how chords create harmony; and how tempos and time signatures differ. The book also analyzes classic and unusual song structures and their elementsâ€"from intros to bridges to codasâ€"and discusses the benefits and problems of writing songs on different kinds of guitars.
     
     
     

    Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure  |  Pat Pattison
     

    Product Description:
    Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more
     
     
     

    How to Write a Hit Song  |  Molly-Ann Leikin
     

    The Complete Guide to Writing and Marketing Chart-Topping Lyrics and Music

    Guitarist:  "An extremely valuable source book for wannabe songwriters as well as a highly readable journey of the popular song."

    Product Description:
    Rikky Rooksby helps you transform your guitar-playing skills into creative songwriting techniques. Using well-known songs as examples, plus lots of easy-to-read graphics, he explains and demonstrates how lyrics, melody, harmony, and rhythm work in a song. Rikky's straightforward style will have you up and writing on your guitar with easeâ€"even if you never have before.

    You'll learn how to write words to melodies and vice versa; how to understand, develop, and embellish a melody; how chords create harmony; and how tempos and time signatures differ. The book also analyzes classic and unusual song structures and their elementsâ€"from intros to bridges to codasâ€"and discusses the benefits and problems of writing songs on different kinds of guitars.
     
     
     

    Melody in Songwriting
     

     Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs (Berklee Guide)  |  by Jack Perricone

    Product Description:
    Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start writing hits!

    Jack Perricone is a great admirer (and practitioner!) of the pop song, and in this book he outlines successful strategies for songwriters to get back IN the groove, or to break OUT of their writing "ruts". Granted, this material may seem rather "heady" at times, and less intuitive than we like to think creativity is, but when you need a jumpstart to get back on track, you'll be glad to have this assortment of options at hand. Although this book is nominally about Melody only, the author includes all other song components as they interact, and provides a fresh perspective and analysis on how and why certain songs reach us and connect with the public. There's as much respect shown toward rock and blues songs as more traditional pop, and a lot of very valuable stuff for writers of ALL styles of songs.
     
     
     

    Solo : Women Singer-Songwriters in Their Own Words  -  Marc Woodworth
     

    Sarah McLachlan:
    "When I sang and played I'd get completely lost in what I was doing. During that time, I was no longer this stupid, useless little ten-year-old who didn't have any friends. I was someplace else, where none of that could touch me."

    Jewel:
    "Fame exists in other people's minds. I can't experience my own fame at all but I experience it in other people's eyes when I look at them and see that they're scared."

    Shawn Colvin:
    "Giving up addiction was the springboard into adult thinking. I realized that everything was a choice. The world was an open book. Nothing was the same after that."

    Sheryl Crow:
    "I always pictured myself as a loner off living like a Jack Kerouac character or, worse, someone out of a Charles Bukowski book, one of those down-and-outers who works at a gas station and has no one and no family."

    Lucinda Williams:
    "I don't want to offend anyone, but I like to push people's buttons. While I want to appeal to people in all walks of life, I also want to get a response, make them think."
     
     
     

    Writing Better Lyrics  -  by Pat Pattison
     

    About the Author
    Pat Pattison is a professor of music and songwriting at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he developed the curriculum for their degree in songwriting--the first of its kind anywhere. He was a regular contributor to Home and Studio Recording Magazine. He lives in North Hampton, New Hampshire.

    Product Description:
    Pattison presents a unique, in-depth approach to the process of lyric writing. Apprentice songwriters will examine 17 extraordinary songs and learn the distinct elements that make them so effective. Pattison then presents more than 30 lyric-writing exercises designed to help them achieve the same results. From generating lyric ideas and managing repetition to developing verses, it's all here. Songwriters will:

    * find warm-up exercises that revolutionize songwriting imagery
    * use a rhyming dictionary and a thesaurus to generate ideas and find snappy rhymes
    * create meaningful metaphors and similes while avoiding clichés
    * develop verses by using or by breaking conventional rules
    * experiment with point of view in every lyric to make a song stand out
     
     
     

    Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure  -   Pat Pattison
     

    Product Description:
    Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more
     
     
     

    The Complete Rhyming Dictionary  -  by Clement Wood
     

    From the Publisher
    This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are over 10,000 new entries--over 60,000 in all, sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes.

    From the Inside Flap
    This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are over 10,000 new entries--over 60,000 in all, sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes.
     
     
     

    Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure  | by Pat Pattison
     

    Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Lyrics

    Description:
    Veteran songwriter Pat Pattison has taught many of Berklee College of Music's best and brightest students how to write truly great lyrics. Her helpful guide contains essential information on lyric structures, timing and placement, and exercises to help everyone from beginners to seasoned songwriters say things more effectively and gain a better understanding of their craft. Features examples of famous songs for study, including: Be Still My Beating Heart * Can't Fight This Feeling * It Was a Very Good Year * Tickle Me * and more.

    Pat Pattison has been teaching lyric song writing and poetry at Berklee College of Music since 1975, and has played an integral part in developing Berklee's songwriting program, which was the first complete songwriting degree program to be offered anywhere, and is arguably the best in the world. Among the many other vast contributions Pat makes to the music industry, he also spends a lot of time writing in Nashville, works for TV and film, and does a ton of workshops and clinics all over the world.

    In the forward of "Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure" Pat indicates that "This is not a general book on lyric writing...it's specific purpose is to help you handle your lyric structure more effectively."

    This is great because, instead of trying to deal with all aspects of lyric writing in a diluted overview, Pat instead, offers a very concentrated and detailed discourse on the aspect of song craft that seems to be most absent in most songwriters background...the deliberate use of structure.
     
     
     

    Music Publishing: A Songwriter's Guide  |  Randy Poe
     

    Description:
    Music Publishing: A Songwriter's Guide- revised 2nd edition contains everything a songwriter needs to know about the publishing industry. It has been revised to contain information about new media such as CD-ROM, the internet and sampling.
     
     
     

    Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting
     

    Description:
    Song has been a part of people's culture since the beginning. From classical and rock and roll to country and jazz-- there are hundreds of thousands of budding and established songwriters burning to write the next great hit. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting is the one-stop resource for all inspiring songwriters to learn how much musical training is needed, how to put together the basics of a song for various popular genres, how to tailor songs to different industries (TV and film), how to get great ideas, where to find collaborators, publishers and agents and how the Internet is impacting the world of songwriting
     
     
     

    Songwriters on Songwriting  |  Paul Zollo
     

    Description:
    An expanded edition of a classic collection of interviews with the greatest songwriters of our time.

    This expanded fourth edition of Songwriters on Songwriting includes ten new interviews--with Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, and others. In these pages, sixty-two of the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing almost every genre of popular music, from blues to pop to rock, here are the figures that have shaped American music as we know it.
     
     
     

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

    Description:
    A freindly, clearly explained primer for music theory. From what is a staff to basic chord progressions and everything in between, including key signatures, scales, modes, and much more.

    Each chapter and section includes a comprehensive, cross-referenced review, specially designed for optimal memorization. In addition, practical use exercises reinforce what is learned.

    Book contains a large glossary, index, blank staff paper, and a piano keyboard which doubles as a bookmark and is used with the reviews.

    An excellent and friendly book.
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