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Melody in Songwriting Tools and Techniques for Writing Hit Songs by Perricone, Jack ON Feb-03-2007, Paperback

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Melody in Songwriting provides you with incredible songwriting techniques, tips, and strategies from the hit makers. This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start wri ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 3rd 2007 by Hal Leonard Corporation (first published May 1st 2000)
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Ojo Taylor
Jul 25, 2009 Ojo Taylor marked it as workbooks
Working through it, bit by bit, over and over again.
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Jan 06, 2014 David Harris rated it really liked it
This is one of the better books out there for songwriting, I think. There are some very good sections on the relationship between melody and harmony, harmonic rhythm, etc. the section on song forms is also good.

I was particularly excited to find a chapter on modes, something lacking from every other book on songwriting I have consulted. The final chapter in the book addresses the Aeolian, Dorian and Mixolydian modes, probably the three nonstandard most likely to be used in a pop song. (Although
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Aug 28, 2008 The rated it liked it
Good book. Lots of music theory and tactics for analysis of songs and the techniques used. The author says that the is just preparatory material so that you have the tools to work with when inspiration comes or it's time to work, which is a good attitude. I do think it's a little long on music-theory analysis and short on analysis of why certain melodies really resonate; i.e., he talks more about what the writer is doing than how it elicits a particular response/feeling.
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