Bruce Springsteen is one of today's great songwriters, with a style that is all his own. This book uses his work as the starting point for a master class in the art of writing powerful, and successful, songs. Songwriting guru Rikky Rooksby takes Springsteen's songs apart and shows how the common techniques they use can help you: structure intros, verses, choruses and bridges, write songs using anything from two to seven chords, arrange instruments for maximum effect, mimic the sound of Springsteen's chords, write lyrics that ring true and hit home. This book will change the way you listen to Springsteen's songs and revitalize the way you write your own. ©2005, 128 pages.