• Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained

  • By: Tommy Swindali
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Embrace Your Inner Artist
 

Do you struggle writing songs? 

Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?
 

If you are finding that you are writing songs, and while they sound good, there is something missing, then read on.
 

What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. You're about to discover everything you need to know about music theory, songwriting, lyrics, and creativity.  

Turn Your Songs into an Emotional Journey 

It's time to embrace your inner artist, make your own rules, and start creating like never before. Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter or are a more experienced one looking for a new perspective, then this book will help you.
 

Studying music can be a long journey, but with this book, you'll gain tons of vital information in a short period of time. With this knowledge I promise you that your songs will be better than 90 percent of the songs you hear on the radio.
 

More importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written your best music.
 

In this book you will discover:

  • The language of music.
  • How to unleash your creativity. 
  • How to understand music.
  • The psychology behind song structure. 
  • Proven techniques to overcome writer's block. 
  • The same songwriting process used to write countless number one songs.
  • Characteristics of great song hooks. 
  • Publishing your songs.
  • Create chord progressions.
  • Principles of art applied in songwriting.
  • Myths about music theory debunked.
  • And much, much, more...

So, if you want to write great music, scroll up and click buy now!

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

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Worst ever. Sorry.

Examples of the quality of grammar used in this book:

"Hard work requires persistent and positive about your work."

"If you [really listen to music], then you'll realize why the lyrics and why the music."


Examples of the quality of the ideas in this book:

"When you work hard in a determined fashion on your ideas, you get to where you want to go. This phase is where the real work is done." (The phase being referenced is "when you work hard".)

"A common mistake of songwriters is using familiar ideas, or ideas used several times."

'The first step in understanding music is to really understand the music.' (From memory. May not be an exact quote.)


I gave up about half way through the book. I notice it is a self-published book. I recommend that the author hire an editor, and wish him well.

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sometimes difficult to listen

the narrator does not sound familiar with music theory so it can be difficult to understand every once in awhile

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Clearly explained

This book has many good points and it is well written for the novice or more seasoned. Other books are usually a bit dry and dull. But this one is refreshing and inspiring. Well done!

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Great advice

I have played guitar for over ten years but never really understood what I was doing. To me it sounded good, but I had no idea why or how to capitlize on it. This book explains the why, how and much more. This book would be a great resource in the future for me again and again.

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Amazing!

I am pretty much a total beginner and I found this book really useful. It explained some of the most relevant concepts clearly and it was easy to understand. Well written also. You can learn this!

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Great!

some good ideas in here to get you going with writing music. I recently retired and have been trying out my skills and its helping me. i can forgive the grammar. thanks!



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It will teach you how to listen music and basic chord and scale theory. I learned allot and would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn Theory.

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Simple and clear introduction to elements of music. Each topic includes basic info with hands on practice opportunities and more complex examples and applications.

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  • 02-17-20

Basic introduction to topic, not very inspiring

It's ok as an introduction to the topic, but there's not much about creativity/expression in the book. The advice is very formulaic and really doesn't inspire exploration or expression, which I think is important in song writing. Gets a bit too bogged down in terminology and doesn't explain the theory enough in terms of how things make people feel.