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“Secrets You Should Know about Writing Great Songs – or – How to Fish Downstream from Bob Dylan” is for anyone interested or engaged in writing songs, from novices right through to music graduates. Written in direct, non-technical language and using familiar examples, it shows you how to create melodies, lyrics and song sections, and how to build them into effective and appealing songs. It especially gives valuable tips and insights to help you through your creative process.
Experienced song writer and teacher Roddy Matthews explains that there is no set formula for a hit song. To write great songs you must learn how structural patterns hold a listener’s attention, then draw on your personal roots and individual tastes to express common experiences in fresh and entertaining ways.
Discover – or rediscover – the sheer joy of writing songs – with Roddy Matthews.
And here are the songs that Roddy quotes – in a Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5kGshgQhbdbsH1uaJ2bCNk?si=DOXNHVW0SRu7WPUI6rYTDw