Inside Songwriting: Getting To The Heart Of Creativity
Publish Date: 2003-04-01
Author: Jason Blume
His songs have been recorded by an incredibly diverse range of artists, including Britney Spears and both the Backstreet Boys and the Oak Ridge Boys. And when hes not writing music for chart-topping artists, he writes best-sellers. Jason Blume, author of the best-selling 6 Steps to Songwriting Success, returns with a book that has been called the musicians version of Natalie Goldbergs million-selling Writing Down the Bones.
Inside Songwriting presents both inspirational stories of the authors long, and sometimes difficult, climb to the top, as well as practical advice, valuable tools, and instructive activities that no accomplished or aspiring songwriter, singer, or musician should be without. It provides a richly detailed, no-holds-barred account of the authors personal experiences (trying to make a go of it in the topsy-turvy music world), and offers inspiration and practical instructions on the techniques and raw artistry required to put a song together.
Far from being a traditional how-to, each of the 60 short chapters in this book uses attention-grabbing anecdotes to relay valuable insights and important lessons. But Inside Songwriting also offers much more; it provides a rare look at the business of songwriting from both sides of the desk, and offers aspiring songwriters what they need mostencouragement, comfort, and hope.