Song Forms For Songwriters - Harmonic Function Template Workbook
Transforming your songwriting year, starts here.
The templates in this book provide songwriters with song forms derived from the theoretical concept that each chord in a song has a function (they either create tension or resolve tension to varying degrees.) By building templates of these functions it is possible for songwriters to write an unlimited number of new songs within each pre-existing song form and derive some invaluable benefits from that kind of writing experience.
Firstly, they are not starting from a blank page so writers block is instantly eradicated. As they are working from an established form, they are not attempting to build the actual song form as they write the creative elements into their song. The other advantage to using these templates is that a large number of chord choices in each function grouping are included and so it provides the greatest number of harmonic options for each bar of the song.
When writers write within a properly functioning song form the song instantly provides a far better work experience for the songwriter and far superior listening experience for their audience.
** Included with the purchase of this book from MUSIC BOOKS PLUS is a "one on one" 60 minute skype session with James to get the most out of using this book to write great songs.
James Linderman is a full time guitar and piano teacher, and songwriting coach who instructs musicians from all over the world over Skype and in studio from Newmarket, Ontario.
He is an Academic Ambassador to Berklee College of Music, he teaches film composition and songwriting for film in the Slaight Music Residency at the Canada Film Centre and is the author of a new book titled Song Forms for Songwriters.
James writes songwriting articles and columns for over 60 music publications around the world and has written for Canadian Musician Magazine for over 17 years.