Hot Best Seller

How Music Really Works: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students

Availability: Ready to download

Now in its 2nd edition, How Music REALLY Works!: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students, is the classic "how-to" manual for anyone interested in playing, singing, or writing emotionally powerful music. The book focuses on specific techniques a player, vocalist, or songwriter can use to seize the attention of listeners and move them emotional Now in its 2nd edition, How Music REALLY Works!: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students, is the classic "how-to" manual for anyone interested in playing, singing, or writing emotionally powerful music. The book focuses on specific techniques a player, vocalist, or songwriter can use to seize the attention of listeners and move them emotionally. For the benefit of the majority of musicians (amateur and pro) who do not read music, the book contains no music notation. Instead it provides in-depth, visually-oriented, easy-to-understand (and humorous!) text and graphics covering every important aspect of music-making.


Compare

Now in its 2nd edition, How Music REALLY Works!: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students, is the classic "how-to" manual for anyone interested in playing, singing, or writing emotionally powerful music. The book focuses on specific techniques a player, vocalist, or songwriter can use to seize the attention of listeners and move them emotional Now in its 2nd edition, How Music REALLY Works!: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students, is the classic "how-to" manual for anyone interested in playing, singing, or writing emotionally powerful music. The book focuses on specific techniques a player, vocalist, or songwriter can use to seize the attention of listeners and move them emotionally. For the benefit of the majority of musicians (amateur and pro) who do not read music, the book contains no music notation. Instead it provides in-depth, visually-oriented, easy-to-understand (and humorous!) text and graphics covering every important aspect of music-making.

30 review for How Music Really Works: The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Souza

    This is a fantastic book with a a lot of invaluable information. There is NO music notation used at all in the book. I have had this book for many years now and still refer back to it. It's not only packed with valuable info, it also has a comical side at times. I liked learning to create Chase Charts to analyze songs. Like the tile says, How Music Really Works is The Essential Handbook For Songwriters, Performers, And Music Students. You can check out the First 6 Chapters of More than 400 Page This is a fantastic book with a a lot of invaluable information. There is NO music notation used at all in the book. I have had this book for many years now and still refer back to it. It's not only packed with valuable info, it also has a comical side at times. I liked learning to create Chase Charts to analyze songs. Like the tile says, How Music Really Works is The Essential Handbook For Songwriters, Performers, And Music Students. You can check out the First 6 Chapters of More than 400 Page at the original website for FREE! That's close to half the book for FREE.

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Moore

    Brilliantly helpful but the author strongly promotes atheist opinions and should keep these views out of a book like this in my opinion. There are approx. 7 billion people in the world and many people including myself have experienced spiritual encounters which blow this authors atheism apart. Nevertheless if you take the authors atheism as a poor mans intellectual only experience, his music teaching is brilliant.

  3. 5 out of 5

    TheBabooshka

    I first read this amazing book in 2014 and since then I still come back to it as a reference to improve my understand of music and songwriting! It's loaded with excellent examples using popular and successful songs to demonstrate how theory translates into emotional enjoyment of music and songwriting as both communication and an art. I feel that most beginners wanting to learn about chord progressions and how to write melodies should dedicate time to read this book before searching haphazardly o I first read this amazing book in 2014 and since then I still come back to it as a reference to improve my understand of music and songwriting! It's loaded with excellent examples using popular and successful songs to demonstrate how theory translates into emotional enjoyment of music and songwriting as both communication and an art. I feel that most beginners wanting to learn about chord progressions and how to write melodies should dedicate time to read this book before searching haphazardly on the internet or even Youtube. Youtube has been a great resource for me as a visual learner, but there still aren't videos that explain exactly how notes within a chord interact with neighboring notes and WHY they create certain effects. How Music Really Works is still the only book which explains that in accessible language how all that works. Once a musician or songwriter learns those fundamentals, all the doors open for them to make conscious creative decisions. The same goes for the lyric section of the book. I have yet to see other resources go into the psychology of how language affects lyric writing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    Best songwriting book I've ever seen, by far (and I've read a ton of them). It's really unfortunate that the publishing is so obscure/expensive. Best songwriting book I've ever seen, by far (and I've read a ton of them). It's really unfortunate that the publishing is so obscure/expensive.

  5. 4 out of 5

    roger clark

    an incredible wealth of information regarding music theory, composition, and songwriting. i can't believe this book isn't more well-known. an incredible wealth of information regarding music theory, composition, and songwriting. i can't believe this book isn't more well-known.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Reinis Riekstiņš

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mohammad Abdullah

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mani Limbu

  9. 5 out of 5

    Prashant Chaubey

  10. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin

  11. 4 out of 5

    PJ

  12. 4 out of 5

    Keith Martin

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sean Luciw

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cyrille Martraire

  15. 4 out of 5

    Peter Jones

  16. 4 out of 5

    Patrick L

  17. 4 out of 5

    Simon's Cat Cat

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rohan

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heretogo

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Petersen

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dejan Udovč

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marvin

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jhun Rosel

  28. 4 out of 5

    Isaac B

  29. 4 out of 5

    PJ

  30. 4 out of 5

    Maricormondares

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...