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The Art of SongwritingAlfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now distributes The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Art of Songwriting, an essential resource guide to songwriting, by Casey Kelly and David Hodge, published by the Penguin Group.

With The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting, beginning songwriters are introduced to the basic elements of songwriting, and quickly set onto steps to hone their craft while learning how to reach their goals—creative, commercial, or both. Topics include: creating melodies, how to create many different harmonies, using deliberate rhythmic and stylistic changes, how to enable one's songwriting to grow and evolve, dealing with writer's block, sourcing feedback, and much more.

The informative and insightful resource also covers the business aspects of the music in an easy-to-understand fashion. Topics include: copyrights and registrations; marketing and promotion; how and when to involve agents, managers, and publishers; tips on the best places to upload one’s work for maximum exposure and opportunities; and many more helpful chapters that help take the guesswork out of maneuvering within the art and commerce of songwriting.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Art of Songwriting
is now available for $19.95 at music retail stores and online today through the Drummer Cafe.

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