Song Starters: 365 Lyric, Melody, & Chord Ideas to Kickstart Your Songwriting

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Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9780965478939

With Song Starters, you'll spend more time creating and less time struggling to come up with ideas. Discover an endless supply of exciting, creative concepts that will launch song after song. Use the Starters to spark a brainstorm or set a series of notes in motion, get your feet dancing or fill your head with music. Listen to hit song examples as you work. All of the Starters are based on time-tested concepts used by hit songwriters, but you make them your own. ©2016, 246 pages

365 ways to fuel your songwriting creativity:

- 183 lyric situations, characters, emotions, and title ideas

- 45 ways to easily create music tracks to write to

- 42 melody patterns, phrase ideas, and note rhythms

- 17 contemporary chord progressions

- 22 ways to rewrite a song using Song Starters a grab bag of 56 assorted whimsical, stimulating, inspiring launch pads for lyrics, melodies, and chords that will let you free your muse and write from your heart. With Song Starters, you'll never have to face another blank page. 

Robin Frederick is the author of popular songwriting books Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting, Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV, Study the Hits, The 30-Minute Songwriter, and Song Starters.. She's a former Director of A&R for Rhino Records, executive producer of more than 60 albums, and an in-demand lecturer in the music industry. She has written and produced hundreds of songs for television, records, theater, and audio products. A former Vice President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy (the Grammy organization) and former President of Los Angeles Women in Music, Robin is currently active in numerous music industry organizations.