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Tunesmith: inside the art of songwriting (notes on Webb’s book)

Some of it was interesting, much of it wasn’t. The best lyrics have an element of asymmetry in the length and positioning of the different lines. David Francey wins awards and doesn’t even play an instrument.

Apr 28, Marva rated it it was ok. I was pleasantly surprised when I began to read this book. While Webb’s fans will revel in the behind-the-scenes details of his career and a candid view of his artistic process, others may wish that the asides, finger pointing at arrogant co-writers and Webb’s own pet peeves e.

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Release Date November 4, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Inside the Art of Songwriting. Track Listing – Disc 2. The wunderkind of pop music, Webb became the hottest songwriter around when, starting at age twenty-one, he wrote a string of hits including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” I am saddened by the steady decay in the quality of book editing and proofing.

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The extraordinary tunesjith to an original perspective that makes a song stand out from the rest. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. After writing an incredibly mediocre song through the first ten chapters, the book ends with or so rambling pages about the nature of the music business and the state of music today. It is this kind of whining, which somehow almost always manages to sound out of tune.

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There are a couple of chapters on music theory which I’ll have to read a This is one of those books that will be on my shelves jimmyy as a definitive volume on the subject it sets out to cover. Showing of 32 reviews. It is not everyday or conversational. The Expanded Version Da Capo,a collection of interviews between editor Paul Zollo and a variety of songwriters, including Webb, is the ticket.

I devoured it in two days then got out my notebook and started writing. What a wonderful, pleasant book. Bear in mind this was written before so much pop music composition became the mechanistic output of machines and human pop-robots, and before the wholesale cheapening of music through internet-driven stealing, aka file sharing.


He has not clearly identified the genre, period, or nationality of the music he dismisses. The sections on the music business are dated the book was published in but still interesting in a “my, how quickly the world changes” way.

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His life is pretty interesting, and instructive if you are unfortunate enough to attempt to make money in “the music industry”.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Interesting to read, but really a product of a bygone era of songcraft that just isn’t applicable to most people today. Customers who bought this item also bought. And the more you work the more you realise the alternatives are endless. See our Returns Policy. I don’t care what stage of the game you’re in, aspiring or otherwise, you will get something from Jimmy in this book.

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