Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording

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Product Overview

Essential Songwriting, Producing & Recording brings to those of all ages a simple, easy to understand approach to learning songwriting, producing and recording.

Written by record producer, songwriter, educator and musician, Darryl Swann has worked with prominent artists including Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Mos Def among others. He has also done substantial work for Atlantic Records, Sony Records, and Universal Records.

This book puts incredibly sophisticated knowledge into plain, everyday language with stories, metaphors, photos, illustrations, and examples that are sure to educate as well as entertain.

Topics Covered:


* Styles of Music

* Songwriting Basics

* Song Structure

* How to Write a Song


* What is Production?

* Pre-Production

* Details Count


* Recording Basics

* Hardware

* Miking Technique

* Mixing

* Mastering

"An amazing distillation of over 20 years of experience by one of the most respected producers in Los Angeles.” – Clarence McDonald, Producer, Writer, Publisher

“The freshest and easiest approach to writing, producing and recording music today.” – Joe Solo, Music Producer

©2015, 136  pages