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Songwriting : a complete guide to the craft, Stephen Citron

Label
Songwriting : a complete guide to the craft
Title
Songwriting
Title remainder
a complete guide to the craft
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Citron
Title variation
Song writing
Title variation remainder
a complete guide to the craft
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft covers everything involved in successful songwriting, from finding a concept and distilling the hook to copyrighting, recording, and selling your song. But above all, Songwriting emphasizes the art and technique of song creation. For the novice, author Stephen Citron will go step-by-step through the writing of a song, presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced Songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Citron, Stephen
Dewey number
782.4213
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
MT67
LC item number
.C55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music industry
  • Popular music
Label
Songwriting : a complete guide to the craft, Stephen Citron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First edition published in 1985 by William Morrow
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • notated music
  • text
Content type code
  • ntm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface to the new edition -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- First considerations -- Concept -- Which comes first, melody or lyrics? -- Collaboration -- Finding and working with a collaborator -- How much technical training do you need? -- Supplies -- Part 1: Lyrics -- 1: Construction and form -- How and why we label form -- How and why we label rhymes -- Verses and choruses -- Folk songs -- Spirituals -- Blues, classic and pop -- Operettas -- 1900-1920 -- 1920s -- 1930s and 1940s -- Musical theater since World War II -- Late forties -- Fifties -- Sixties -- Seventies -- Eighties -- Nineties -- Twenty-first century -- Rock -- Rock and roll -- Beatles and the revolution in form -- Rock -- Acid rock -- Hard rock -- Bubblegum -- Folk-rock -- Seventies -- Eighties -- Country -- Your style -- 2: Types of songs -- Starting with parodies -- Things to remember when writing parody -- Writing lyrics to songs in the public domain -- Things to remember when writing lyrics to songs in the public domain -- Writing a lyric to already existing music -- Translations -- Story songs -- Dos and don'ts for story songs -- Descriptive songs -- Situations songs -- Some situations for song -- List songs -- Tips on the list song -- Social message songs -- Birthday songs -- Foreign or pseudo-foreign songs -- Patriotic songs -- Holiday songs -- Gimmick songs -- Nonsense songs -- Suggestions for writing nonsense songs -- Punch-line songs -- Inspirational songs -- Gospel songs -- Love songs -- Unsuitable concepts -- 3: Rhyme --What makes rhyme? -- Paper rhymes -- Identical rhymes -- Regional rhymes -- Imperfect and false rhymes -- One-,two-, and three-rhymes -- Inner rhymes -- Non-rhymed lyrics -- Rhyme schemes -- Original rhyme schemes -- Words that will not rhyme -- 4: Word usage -- Simile and metaphor -- Alliteration -- Onomatopoeia -- Words that do not sing -- Connecting the words -- Inverted language -- Filling out or telescoping a lyric -- Matching accents and meaning -- Inappropriate speech -- Poets' handbooks and rhyming dictionaries --
  • Part 2: Music -- 5: Melody -- Basics of notating a melody -- Staff -- Sharps, flats, and naturals -- Bar lines -- Time signature -- Time values -- Major scale -- Putting it all together -- Transposition -- Key signature -- In which key shall I write my song? -- Accidentals -- Intervals -- Motives -- How to turn the title into a musical motive -- Single-note motives -- Two-note motives -- Three-note motives -- Motives of four or more notes -- Where to take the motive -- How to freshen a worn motive -- Expanding the motive into a phrase -- Expanding the phrase into a period -- Range -- Tessitura -- Melisma -- Sequence -- Some rules for melody writing -- What your song should include -- A1 -- A -- Bridge or release -- A3 -- B and C -- Coda -- Interlude (trio) -- Extension -- Verse -- Fade -- 6: Chords -- Triads -- Major triads -- Minor triads -- Diminished triads -- Augmented triads -- Triad abbreviations -- Scale-tone triads -- Numerical relationship -- Seventh chords -- Dominant seventh -- Major seventh -- Minor seventh -- Altered chords -- Diminished seventh -- Scale-tone sevenths in series -- Altering scale-tone chords -- Inversions -- Added sixth chords -- Ninth chords -- Eleventh and thirteenth chords -- 7: Scales -- Major scale -- Relative minor and parallel minor scales -- Harmonic minor scale and melodic minor scale -- Scale-tone triads in minor and scale-tone sevenths in minor -- Other scales -- Modal scales -- Ethnic scales -- Color scales -- 8: Harmony -- Two-chord harmony -- Two-chord harmony in minor -- Three-chord harmony -- Three-chord harmony in minor -- Changing harmony for intensification -- Imperfect cadence -- II V I -- I VI II V -- Commercial bridge -- Bridges in the minor -- Bridges that modulate to foreign keys -- Circle of chords -- Diminished cliche -- Old-fashioned ending -- Bass lines -- Ascending -- Ascending through the augmented -- Descending -- Descending in minor -- Chord substitution -- Intensifying the chords -- Suspension -- Anticipation -- Scale-tone substitution -- Turnarounds -- Evasion -- Blues melody and harmony -- 9: Rhythm -- Beat -- Tempo -- Meter -- Rhythm -- How rhythm fills the music -- Syncopation -- Rhythms of popular music -- March -- Fox-trot -- Modified fox-trot -- Shuffle -- Boogie -- Ragtime -- Cakewalk -- Polka -- Alley cat -- Gavotte -- Minuet (menuet) -- Waltz -- Boston waltz -- Country waltz -- Jazz waltz -- Gospel waltz -- Charleston -- Jazz rhythms -- Jig (gigue) -- 9/8 -- 12/8 -- Country -- Disco -- Tango (habanera) -- Tango (Argentine) -- Bolero -- Merengue -- Cha-cha -- Conga -- Guaracha -- Rumba -- Beguine -- Mambo -- Samba -- Bossa nova -- Paso doble -- Reggae -- Bo Diddley -- Punk rock -- After the song is completed -- Getting a song on paper -- Lead sheets -- When preparing a lead sheet -- Three-stave arrangements -- Things to remember about three-stave arrangements -- Two-stave arrangements -- Things to remember about two-stave arrangements -- Arrangements for a group -- Professional copies -- Getting your song recorded -- Home demos -- Studio recording -- Copyright -- How to copyright a song -- Instructions for filling out copyright form PA -- What you cannot copyright -- How much can you quote? -- Language of the music industry -- Unions, agencies, and organizations -- Afterword -- Appendix -- Bluegrass -- Gangsta rap -- Heavy metal -- Hip-hop -- Hip-hop in the twenty-first century -- How to go about creating a hip-hop song -- Music-notation software -- Public domain songs -- Punk rock -- Rap -- Reggae -- Ska -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Permissions -- Index
Control code
000043182613
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780879103576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)2773524
Other physical details
music
Publisher number
HL00332715
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)176944193
Label
Songwriting : a complete guide to the craft, Stephen Citron
Publication
Copyright
Note
First edition published in 1985 by William Morrow
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • notated music
  • text
Content type code
  • ntm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface to the new edition -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- First considerations -- Concept -- Which comes first, melody or lyrics? -- Collaboration -- Finding and working with a collaborator -- How much technical training do you need? -- Supplies -- Part 1: Lyrics -- 1: Construction and form -- How and why we label form -- How and why we label rhymes -- Verses and choruses -- Folk songs -- Spirituals -- Blues, classic and pop -- Operettas -- 1900-1920 -- 1920s -- 1930s and 1940s -- Musical theater since World War II -- Late forties -- Fifties -- Sixties -- Seventies -- Eighties -- Nineties -- Twenty-first century -- Rock -- Rock and roll -- Beatles and the revolution in form -- Rock -- Acid rock -- Hard rock -- Bubblegum -- Folk-rock -- Seventies -- Eighties -- Country -- Your style -- 2: Types of songs -- Starting with parodies -- Things to remember when writing parody -- Writing lyrics to songs in the public domain -- Things to remember when writing lyrics to songs in the public domain -- Writing a lyric to already existing music -- Translations -- Story songs -- Dos and don'ts for story songs -- Descriptive songs -- Situations songs -- Some situations for song -- List songs -- Tips on the list song -- Social message songs -- Birthday songs -- Foreign or pseudo-foreign songs -- Patriotic songs -- Holiday songs -- Gimmick songs -- Nonsense songs -- Suggestions for writing nonsense songs -- Punch-line songs -- Inspirational songs -- Gospel songs -- Love songs -- Unsuitable concepts -- 3: Rhyme --What makes rhyme? -- Paper rhymes -- Identical rhymes -- Regional rhymes -- Imperfect and false rhymes -- One-,two-, and three-rhymes -- Inner rhymes -- Non-rhymed lyrics -- Rhyme schemes -- Original rhyme schemes -- Words that will not rhyme -- 4: Word usage -- Simile and metaphor -- Alliteration -- Onomatopoeia -- Words that do not sing -- Connecting the words -- Inverted language -- Filling out or telescoping a lyric -- Matching accents and meaning -- Inappropriate speech -- Poets' handbooks and rhyming dictionaries --
  • Part 2: Music -- 5: Melody -- Basics of notating a melody -- Staff -- Sharps, flats, and naturals -- Bar lines -- Time signature -- Time values -- Major scale -- Putting it all together -- Transposition -- Key signature -- In which key shall I write my song? -- Accidentals -- Intervals -- Motives -- How to turn the title into a musical motive -- Single-note motives -- Two-note motives -- Three-note motives -- Motives of four or more notes -- Where to take the motive -- How to freshen a worn motive -- Expanding the motive into a phrase -- Expanding the phrase into a period -- Range -- Tessitura -- Melisma -- Sequence -- Some rules for melody writing -- What your song should include -- A1 -- A -- Bridge or release -- A3 -- B and C -- Coda -- Interlude (trio) -- Extension -- Verse -- Fade -- 6: Chords -- Triads -- Major triads -- Minor triads -- Diminished triads -- Augmented triads -- Triad abbreviations -- Scale-tone triads -- Numerical relationship -- Seventh chords -- Dominant seventh -- Major seventh -- Minor seventh -- Altered chords -- Diminished seventh -- Scale-tone sevenths in series -- Altering scale-tone chords -- Inversions -- Added sixth chords -- Ninth chords -- Eleventh and thirteenth chords -- 7: Scales -- Major scale -- Relative minor and parallel minor scales -- Harmonic minor scale and melodic minor scale -- Scale-tone triads in minor and scale-tone sevenths in minor -- Other scales -- Modal scales -- Ethnic scales -- Color scales -- 8: Harmony -- Two-chord harmony -- Two-chord harmony in minor -- Three-chord harmony -- Three-chord harmony in minor -- Changing harmony for intensification -- Imperfect cadence -- II V I -- I VI II V -- Commercial bridge -- Bridges in the minor -- Bridges that modulate to foreign keys -- Circle of chords -- Diminished cliche -- Old-fashioned ending -- Bass lines -- Ascending -- Ascending through the augmented -- Descending -- Descending in minor -- Chord substitution -- Intensifying the chords -- Suspension -- Anticipation -- Scale-tone substitution -- Turnarounds -- Evasion -- Blues melody and harmony -- 9: Rhythm -- Beat -- Tempo -- Meter -- Rhythm -- How rhythm fills the music -- Syncopation -- Rhythms of popular music -- March -- Fox-trot -- Modified fox-trot -- Shuffle -- Boogie -- Ragtime -- Cakewalk -- Polka -- Alley cat -- Gavotte -- Minuet (menuet) -- Waltz -- Boston waltz -- Country waltz -- Jazz waltz -- Gospel waltz -- Charleston -- Jazz rhythms -- Jig (gigue) -- 9/8 -- 12/8 -- Country -- Disco -- Tango (habanera) -- Tango (Argentine) -- Bolero -- Merengue -- Cha-cha -- Conga -- Guaracha -- Rumba -- Beguine -- Mambo -- Samba -- Bossa nova -- Paso doble -- Reggae -- Bo Diddley -- Punk rock -- After the song is completed -- Getting a song on paper -- Lead sheets -- When preparing a lead sheet -- Three-stave arrangements -- Things to remember about three-stave arrangements -- Two-stave arrangements -- Things to remember about two-stave arrangements -- Arrangements for a group -- Professional copies -- Getting your song recorded -- Home demos -- Studio recording -- Copyright -- How to copyright a song -- Instructions for filling out copyright form PA -- What you cannot copyright -- How much can you quote? -- Language of the music industry -- Unions, agencies, and organizations -- Afterword -- Appendix -- Bluegrass -- Gangsta rap -- Heavy metal -- Hip-hop -- Hip-hop in the twenty-first century -- How to go about creating a hip-hop song -- Music-notation software -- Public domain songs -- Punk rock -- Rap -- Reggae -- Ska -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Permissions -- Index
Control code
000043182613
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780879103576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
(YBP)2773524
Other physical details
music
Publisher number
HL00332715
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)176944193

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