From acclaimed musician Bob Snider comes this two-part look inside songwriting. With the same casual precision that sets his songs apart, Snider gives us a glimpse of the songwriter's inner workings - creative process, techniques and some of the hiding places of good ideas. In a loosely organized, highly engaging style, Snider shimmies through matters of song structure, rhyme, diction, revision, repetition, audience response, titles and more. Taking readers from the first germination of an idea, through to test-driving a song on stage or sidewalk, he provides valuable tips for writing words to be sung. Combining his favourite tricks of the trade, nods to influential songwriters, and joking around common pitfalls in rhyme and rhythm, Snider shows how intuitive and how challenging songwriting can be.
Gaspereau Press, 2005.ISBN: 1554470129. 93 pp.Softcover. Fine in a fine jacket.
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