The Songwriter Toolbox

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Description

The Songwriter Toolbox is a comprehensive self-teaching course that guides the writer from the initial burst of inspiration to the tools of songwriting. Topics covered include lyrical techniques, song structure and how to nurture and protect the creative mind. In addition to creative advice, The Songwriter Toolbox offers detailed explanations of the recording process, live performance and getting your songs out there. With an emphasis on good vocal technique and practical Guitar theory, this book is a must-have reference for songwriters of any level.

Song List

  • Welcome
  • Part One – The Song
  • What to Write
  • People Watching
  • Reported Speech
  • When we Talk about love
  • Inside love
  • Drawing from your Own Well
  • Truth in Songwriting
  • Song Structure
  • The Song Title
  • The Introduction
  • The Pre-verse
  • The verse
  • The Pre-chorus
  • The chorus
  • The bridge
  • The Instrumental break
  • The end
  • Lovesongs from the midnight sea
  • Whither Will
  • Part Two – The lyrics
  • Stream of consciousness
  • Scrambled eggs and the Working lyric
  • Collaborative Songwriting
  • Rhyme
  • Perfect and Oblique Rhyme
  • Non-Rhyming
  • Combination Rhyming
  • The Importance of Phrasing
  • Poetry and Songwriting
  • Types of Rhyme
  • Consonance
  • Assonance
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Types of Metaphors
  • Analogy
  • Allegory
  • The Iambic Pentameter
  • Recommended Reading
  • Part Three – The creative Mind
  • Protecting and feeding your creative Mind
  • Books
  • Music
  • Films
  • Art
  • Poetry
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Walking
  • Taking care of your body
  • The Mental Diet
  • Television ? The Drug of the Nation
  • Worry
  • Writer?s block
  • The Inner critic
  • Affirmations
  • Creating the Time to Write
  • Maximising your creative Time
  • Songcraft ? choosing quality Over quantity
  • Avoid the Songwriting Regime
  • Songwriting Discipline
  • Part four – The Space
  • Your Indoor creative Room
  • Making your Own Writing Room
  • Your Outdoor creative Room
  • Your Inner creative Room
  • Part five – The Performance
  • Open Mics
  • Know your Song Well before you Start Singing
  • Perceived Thoughts
  • The No-applause blues
  • The Performer bubble
  • The quiet fan
  • Visualisation
  • Part Six- The Recording
  • Finding a good Studio
  • Band Rehearsals
  • Solo Recording
  • Ensemble Recording
  • Band Recording
  • Recording Plan
  • Budgeting
  • Surviving The Recording
  • Less is More
  • The click Track vs Natural Human Time
  • The Mix Down
  • Mastering
  • Duplication and the glass Master
  • Royalties
  • Australian Royalties
  • aPRa Royalties
  • aMcOS Royalties
  • World Royalties
  • Part Seven – getting your Songs Out There
  • Handling criticism
  • Promotion
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Songwriting competitions
  • Local Song competitions
  • Songwriting clubs
  • Songwriting competition Websites
  • Part eight – The voice
  • Training your voice
  • A Singer versus Someone Who Sings
  • Breathing
  • Deep breathing
  • The Diaphragm
  • Vocal Posture
  • The Roaring lion Posture or Simha-asana
  • Pitching to the guitar
  • The vowel Technique
  • Vocal Scales
  • Taking care of your vocal Health
  • Vocal Warm-ups
  • The Sirening and Speedboat Technique?s
  • Vocal Techniques to avoid
  • Vocal Techniques to Maintain
  • Part Nine – The guitar
  • What is a Key?
  • What is a chord?
  • Open chords
  • Modified Open chords
  • Barre chords
  • Modified barre chords
  • Book of the guitar Toolbox Series
  • The Major & Minor Scale chord charts
  • The Major Scale chord chart
  • The Minor Scale chord chart
  • Conclusion
  • In case of Technical Difficulties
  • Cal Williams Jr
  • The Cal Williams Jr guitar School
  • Other books by Cal Williams Jr