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The Songwriter's Journal: 52 Weeks of Songwriting Ideas and Inspiration

The Songwriter's Journal

by Stan Swanson

220 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9787925-1-3

Cover price: $14.95

1st printing: January 2007




Whether you are new to songwriting or have written hundreds of songs, The Songwriter's Journal should be within arm's reach whenever the mood to write a new tune strikes. It is packed with the fuel you need to ignite the imagination and provides you with more ideas than you could ever hope to write about. With hundreds of entries designed specifically to spark the muse within, the book should reside on every songwriter's bookshelf or desk. It includes songwriting exercises, chord progressions for new songs, word association exercises, ideas to write new songs about, note sequences for new songs, power words to include in your lyrics, items that belong in every songwriter's toolkit and much more.

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS: The Songwriter's Journal

“It's one thing to read a lecture on songwriting, but to figure out how to write songs, most of us need both ideas and motivation. I like this book for both. A great companion to have on your desk, in your guitar case or in your backpack.”

--J. Hood, Denver, CO

“In reviewing songwriting books, it is important to ask the question: ‘Will this one help someone become a better songwriter?’ In this case, it should make anyone a more prolific songwriter, which will provide the opportunity for improvement. It should help tickle a sleeping muse awake, and that can't hurt.”

--Ed Teja (The Muse's Muse)

“The Songwriter's Journal was written to both provide aspiring songwriters with ideas and inspirations for new songs, and a forum in which to jot down their daily notes, thoughts, ideas, and musical notations over the course of a year's time. It is an invaluable tool and very strongly recommended for the novice songwriter, and has a great deal of utility and value for even the more experienced composer.”

--Midwest Book Review

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