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How To Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy
There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.
Let S Go So We Can Get Back by Jeff Tweedy
*A New York Times Bestseller* *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection* *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him. Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.
Mirror Sound by Spencer Tweedy
"A visual portrait that delves into the people and processes behind self-recorded music, featuring some of the biggest names in music today. Everywhere you look musicians are creating, recording, and selling their music without the help of big-name studios, producers, or labels. Written by Spencer Tweedy, this book offers tangible-and visually stunning-proof that self-recording is the future of the music industry. Each chapter takes on a specific aspect of self-recording through original interviews with musicians and all new photography, revealing the joys and complications of writing songs you record yourself, how to eke out your best performances without the aid of a producer, and how mixing and arranging independently can lead to a distinct, cohesive sound. You'll hear how some of your favorite musicians charted their path to self-recording and how emerging technologies and trends could make independently produced records the rule, not the exception. Famed music-world photographer Daniel Topete provides further inspiration with his intimate shots of artists recording in living rooms, back yards, and garages-such as Eleanor Friedburger, Mac DeMarco, Vagabon, Tune-Yards, Yuka Honda and more. The first book devoted entirely to the practice of self-recording, Mirror Sound charts a way forward for any musician who aspires to make their own music and send it out to the world on their own terms"--
Big Secret Of Songwriting by Egils Petersons
A New Book Aims To Help Songwriters Eliminate Writer's Block Forever With One Simple Trick. I know a girl who has already written about 200 songs, and she is only 18 years old. I was quite skeptical when I learned this. Yet when I listened to about 10 of her songs, I was impressed and even shocked because some of them were really good. As for me, I usually write about 10-20 songs a year. I began to consider the reasons for this because I am a composer with 30 years of experience, while she's just a young girl. For a while I had to quit writing songs and instead look at the art of HOW to write songs. Then, I came across an article about writing, and boom! I found it! I found the BIGGEST SECRET of SONGWRITING. I wrote nine songs in my first week. Some of them were really good. Get started right away. Download " BIGGEST SECRET of SONGWRITING ". The book helps to take a fresh look at the process of songwriting.Download your copy today!
Old Records Never Die by Eric Spitznagel
A Hudson Booksellers Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year, with foreword by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy High Fidelity meets Killing Yourself to Live when one man searches for his lost record collection. As he finds himself within spitting distance of middle-age, journalist Eric Spitznagel feels acutely the loss of… something. Freedom? Maybe. Coolness? Could be. The records he sold in a financial pinch? Definitely. To find out for sure, he sets out on a quest to find the original vinyl artifacts from his past. Not just copies. The exact same records: The Bon Jovi record with his first girlfriend's phone number scrawled on the front sleeve. The KISS Alive II he once shared with his little brother. The Replacements Let It Be he’s pretty sure, 20 years later, would still smell like weed. As he embarks on his hero's journey, he reminisces about the actual records, the music, and the people he listened to it with—old girlfriends, his high school pals, and, most poignantly, his father and his young son. He explores the magic of music and memory as he interweaves his adventures in record-culture with questions about our connection to our past, the possibility of ever recapturing it, and whether we would want to if we could. "Memories are far more indelible when married to the physical world, and Spitznagel proves the point in this vivid book. We love vinyl records because they combine the tactile, the visual, the seeable effects of age and care and carelessness. When he searches for the records he lost and sold, Spitznagel is trying to return to a tangible past, and he details that process with great sensitivity and impact."—Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle
One Story One Song by Richard Wagamese
A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life. Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.” In this new book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four essential principles Ojibway traditional teachers sought to impart: humility, trust, introspection and wisdom.
How To Write A Song by Alexander Wright
Singing is an amazing accomplishment that almost everyone in the world wants to achieve. However, only a few people are actually lucky enough to successfully write a song, let alone sing it. Many people think that coming up with lyrics to a song is the hardest job in the world as it requires a high level of creativity which only poets & master musicians can conjure. I am here to tell you that this is just a stereotype and a misconception. Just take a look at the mainstream musical hits, for starters! The book has purposefully been designed for those who want to learn how to write a song, but don't know where to start from. It literally packs everything there is to know about writing a great song, from its structure to its thought process, nothing essential is left out. But the book also doesn't forget about your personal business and hectic schedule, especially if you're a person who's planning on doing this part-time. I've described a really simple way to write a song, all in an hour with the help of simple & refined techniques. Quite often, people tend to get bogged down in the useless details of writing a song, which not only slow the entire process down but also become a reason to lose interest in the whole process. Lucky for you, I've skipped all those boring essentials and have kept everything to the point, so you can easily & instantly apply the knowledge you learn from the book, into your practical life. After you've read the book, I'm sure you'll feel as if a whole new side of your mind has opened up and you'll find it much easier to convert natural elements in your life to lines to a song. You'll start feeling alive and after writing 2 - 3 songs will get that singer-like personality, everyone strives for. Most importantly, you'll be able to give your thoughts a new meaning and convert them into a song in less than an hour, and even brag about it! All in all, the book is a complete package and will undoubtedly help you accomplish the quest for writing a song, successfully.
How To Write A Rock Song by HowExpert
If you are an aspiring song writer, and wanted to to specialize rock music then check out this " How To Write a Rock Song" guide. In this step-by-step guide the following benefits can be yours: - Learn to choose appropriate musical instrument to be used. - Be guided in using the song writing software. - Analyze top rock songs in different genre. - Discover the various structure and melody line of a rock song. - Get free top rock song lyrics, chords and tabs. - Be guided in writing your own rock song. - Impress your family and friends in your newfound talent of writing rock song. - Be known as a composer of rock music. - Become a rock star performer easily and quickly. - And much more. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Mountain City Girls by Anna McGarrigle
A definitive family memoir from world well-known singers Anna and Jane McGarrigle.
One Last Song by Mike Ayers
An ironically upbeat book that asks some of today’s most inimitable musicians which song they would choose to be the last one they ever hear If you could choose the last song you’d hear before you died, what would it be and why? Your favorite song of all time? Perhaps the one you danced to at your wedding? The song from that time you got super stoned and just let the chords speak to you? It’s a hard question that Mike Ayers has thought about for years. In One Last Song, Ayers invites 30 musicians to consider what song they would each want to accompany them to those pearly white gates. Weaving together their explanations with evocative illustrations and poignant interludes—what your song to die to says about you, what songs famous people have died to, and more. The book offers insight into the minds of famous artists and provides an entry point for considering how integral music is to our own personal narratives. Artists Featured: Jim James of My Morning Jacket, André 3000, Killer Mike, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Phoebe Bridgers, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers, Courtney Barrett, Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, Angel Olsen, Regina Spektor, Kevin Morby, Will Oldham, Julia Holter, Margo Price, Sonny Rollins, Ryley Walker, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Yannis Phillippakis of Foals, Bettye Lavette, M.C. Taylor of The Golden Messenger, Wanda Jackson, Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, and Beth Orton.