Songwriting for Dummies, 2nd Edition

The new book "Songwriting for Dummies, 2nd Edition" dropped last week, and guess who is in it. That's right....yours truly: Aaron Cheney of The Song Garage blog. I never miss an opportunity to toot my own horn, but the truth is there are many horns to be tooted in this new edition.

Jim Peterik, a writer of songs you know by heart, like "Eye of the Tiger", "The Search is Over" and "Vehicle" (one of my all-time fav's), along with co-authors Dave Austin and Cathy Lynn, impart songwriting smarts that go well beyond the basics. I really dig the fact that this book isn't as country-centric as many songwriting books are. Rather than focusing only on the Nashville songwriting style, they offer up a heaping helping of tasty suggestions, advice, and insight that apply to a wide range of styles and genres.

The book also features a forward by certified hit-writer and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. And of course, there's my favorite page....the "C" section of the index:

Be sure to check this book's good stuff!


Post a Comment