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Books on Writing Songs!

I've been writing my own compositions for three years now, and I love it. If you are an amateur composer, or if you play an instrument and want to learn how to write your own songs, you might find some of the following books enjoyable.
88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them : Concrete Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs More Marketable ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Pat Luboff, Pete Luboff / Paperback / Published 1992
Our Price: $14.39 ~ You Save: $3.60 (20%)

Beginning Songwriter's Answer Book ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Paul Zollo / Paperback / Published 1993
Our Price: $13.59 ~ You Save: $3.40 (20%)

Creating Melodies : A Songwriter's Guide to Understanding, Writing and Polishing Melodies ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Dick Weissman / Hardcover / Published 1994
Our Price: $13.29 ~ You Save: $5.70 (30%)

The Songwriter's Handbook ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Tom T. Hall / Hardcover / Published 1987
Our Price: $10.46 ~ You Save: $4.49 (30%)

Writing Music for Hit Songs : Including New Songs from the '90s ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Jai Josefs / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: $16.00 ~ You Save: $4.00 (20%)
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How to Sell Your Song
Walter E. Hurst / Hardcover / Published 1980
Our Price: $15.00 (Special Order)

Songwriting : A Structured Approach
Robert Alan Berger / Paperback / Published 1983
Our Price: $8.95 + $0.85 special surcharge (Special Order)

Write That Song!
Cooke / Paperback / Published 1981
Our Price: $3.95 + $2.35 special surcharge (Special Order)

You Can Teach Yourself Song Writing
Larry McCabe / Paperback / Published 1994
Our Price: $9.95 + $0.85 special surcharge (Special Order)

1997 Songwriter's Market : Where & How to Market Your Songs (Annual) ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Cindy Laufenberg (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1996
Our Price: $16.09 ~ You Save: $6.90 (30%)
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And Then I Wrote : The Songwriter Speaks ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Tom Russell (Editor), Sylvia Tyson (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: $13.56 ~ You Save: $3.39 (20%)

The Bottom Line Is Money : A Comprehensive Guide to Songwriting and the Nashville Music Industry ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Jennifer Ember Pierce / Paperback / Published 1993
Our Price: $19.95

Composing Music : A New Approach ~ Ships in 2-3 days
William Russo, et al / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: $19.95

The Craft and Business of Songwriting
John Braheny / Paperback / Published 1995
Our Price: $17.59 ~ You Save: $4.40 (20%)

How to Make a Good Song a Hit Song : Rewriting and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Molly-Ann Leikin / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: $10.36 ~ You Save: $2.59 (20%)

How to Write a Hit Song and Sell It ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Tommy Boyce / Paperback / Published 1974
Our Price: $8.00 ~ You Save: $2.00 (20%)

Make Your Words Work ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Gary Provost / Paperback / Published 1994
Our Price: $11.99 ~ You Save: $3.00 (20%)
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Making Money Making Music : No Matter Where You Live ~ Ships in 2-3 days
James W. Dearing / Paperback / Published 1991
Our Price: $15.16 ~ You Save: $3.79 (20%)
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Music Publishing : A Songwriter's Guide ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Randy Poe, Orson Scott Card / Paperback / Published 1990
Our Price: $15.19 ~ You Save: $3.80 (20%)

The Songwriter's Guide to Collaboration
Walter Carter / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: $10.36 ~ You Save: $2.59 (20%)

Songwriter's Market 1996 ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Cindy Laufenberg / Hardcover / Published 1995
Our Price: $16.09 ~ You Save: $6.90 (30%)
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You Can Write a Song ~ Ships in 2-3 days
Amy Appleby / Paperback / Published 1995
Our Price: $17.95
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Music Publishing - A Songwriter's Guide
Randy Poe / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: $15.19 ~ You Save: $3.80 (20%) (Not Yet Published -- On Order)

Music With Words : A Composer's View
Virgil Thomson / Hardcover / Published 1989
Our Price: $25.00 (Back Ordered)

Songwriter's Market, 1998 : 2,500 Places to Sell Your Song (Annual)
Cindy Laufenburg (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: $18.39 ~ You Save: $4.60 (20%) (Not Yet Published -- On Order)
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Getting Started with Finale: A QuickStart Method for the Leading Music Notation Program
Bill Purse / Paperback / Published 1996
(Hard to Find)

Making Music; The Guide to Writing, Performing and Recording
George Martin / Paperback / Published 1983
(Hard to Find)

The Songwriter's Guide to Writing and Selling Hit Songs
Roy C. Bennett / Hardcover / Published 1983
(Hard to Find)


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