The Essential Secrets of Songwriting by Daft Arts (iPad)
Released: Jan 31, 2012
Version: 1.0
Size: 47 MB
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The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

Daft Arts
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"The Essential Secrets of Songwriting", iPad App, contains everything you need to know about how to put a song together.

It describes eleven basic principles that are absolutely ESSENTIAL to writing good music.
To put it simply: Your best intentions will not ensure that you write good music. If you aren't following the eleven basic principles of good songwriting in this book, your songs are going to have problems.
They are principles derived from the hit songs of the past four decades. These eleven principles show you exactly how the world's most successful music works.

"The Essential Secrets of Songwriting" iPhone App, by Gary Ewer and Walking Library, is a complete product that shows you everything you need to know about how to write songs: how chord progressions work, how to write a good melody, what makes a good lyric, and much more.

It analyzes the hit songs from the past four decades, showing you how the world's best songwriters have constructed their songs. It shows not just how melodies should be written, but how lyric needs to work together with melody.

INCLUDED IN THIS App are over 100 pages of:
- sound examples
- why song form is so important
- how a great hook works
- writing intros and outros
- how to create chord progressions that work
- how a bridge works, and how to write one
- what to do about writer's block
- the difference between copyright, performance rights, mechanical rights and royalties.
- a discography of songs that demonstrate all the concepts discussed within the book.
- a glossary of musical terms
- and much more - EVERYTHING you need to know about songwriting!

About Gary Ewer:
Gary Ewer is a veteran music teacher, clinician, composer and arranger. He is most well known as the author of the best-selling "Gary Ewer's Easy Music Theory," a CD-ROM based course in music rudiments.

Gary has taught music to students of every age group, from five-year-olds in elementary school, through to university-level musicians.
This enormously wide-ranging scope has given him a unique perspective on how people learn. Teaching is his passion.

He is in demand as an adjudicator, clinician, conductor and composer. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles from amateur level through to professional, including the world-renowned Elmer Isler Singers, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Symphony Nova Scotia, and others.

Gary is currently an instructor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches music theory, ear training, choral conducting and tonal counterpoint.

The Publisher:
Walking Library
Walking Library, is our product line of high-grade education- and knowledge applications.

Our vision:
High-grade applications which constantly stay with the user. Brief learning units fitting into small time frames. Developed by experts.

This App features the new Walking Library Logbook

- Automatically create session plans for you. Don’t think about when to start. The app got it all figured out.
- Schedule sessions in a calendar. We have this slick calendar view, which makes it easy for you to remember when to start your next session.
- Rate and review sessions. After every practice you can rate the session and leave some personal notes, so you can
remember later what was special about this particular session.
- Autologging sessions. Learn and train at your own pace. Just start a session by using the stop watch whenever you feel like it. The Session Logbook will automatically save your improvements and raise your status (we even have little achievments..)
- Statistics
- Achievments
- Multisessionplans
- Stopwatch and Logbook usable without App content
Our verdict: Pass
  • The Essential Secrets of Songwriting is a poorly rated app (1-star).
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