Take your songwriting to the next level! This book breaks down the processes used by hit songwriters and dives deeply into the craft of songwriting. Discover the tools and techniques for melody, harmony, lyrics, and form behind so many great songs. You will access the magic and come out more connected to your heart and craft. Online audio tracks illustrate these techniques in context, showing how they affect your song's overall impact.
“Occasionally, a piece of literary, academic, and educational work enters the scene that deals so effectively with the current understanding of the subject that its entrance is a historical marker. Scarlet Keys' The Craft of Songwriting is just stupid good. The chapter on chord substitutions alone is worth the price of the book.
The genius of Keys is that somehow she fills a single book with what should be an entire branch of study. Not content to just point out the historical and learnable techniques of song craft, she delivers an essential, seminal work layered with sublime but easy-to-digest lessons, and with accompanying audio clips on the tools available to all songwriters who know that it is as important to be schooled in their craft as it is to be enlightened by their inspiration.” – Monty Powell, ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC award-winning songwriter
“This book breaks down everything we as songwriters accidentally do and outlines the science behind our madness to be honed and perfected. A long-awaited addition to your creative toolbox, The Craft of Songwriting is clear, concise, and essential to the modern songwriter.” – Annika Wells, pop songwriter and artist