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Bruce Springsteen: Learn from the Greats and Write Better Songs (Songwriting Secrets)

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BookBruce Springsteen is one of today's great songwriters, with a style that is all his own. This book uses his work as the starting point for a master class in the art of writing powerful and successful songs. Songwriting guru Rikky Rooksby takes Springsteen's songs apart and shows how the common techniques they use can help you: structure intros, verses, choruses and bri ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Backbeat Books
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David Harris
Nov 20, 2013 David Harris rated it liked it
This author has hit upon a really good idea in combining the study of songwriting with analysis of a specific songwriter's material. Not being a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, I have to say that I find a lot of the examples less than compelling. However, this is a sound concept, and I hope that the author will continue it by highlighting some other prominent songwriters in subsequent volumes.

I can recommend _The Songwriter's Sourcebook_ by the same author as a nice departure from some of the tired
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