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They're free download mp3s. I hope you enjoy them. The album will be available as mp3 and lossless. 'Eleanor of Acquifer' is a sort of. Complementing Rikky Rooksby's bestselling How to Write Songs on Guitar ( ), this Get your site here, or download a FREE site Reading App. See all books authored by Rikky Rooksby, including How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar Playing and Song Writing Course, and Inside Classic Rock Tracks.
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I've learned a LOT from this book I hope everyone out there reads this review and downloads it Worth every pennyJust the song chord chart on page 42, is worth the price the author even says so, and I have to agree!
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However there is so much more to this book. It really helps to have a little theory under your belt, but even that though limited is covered here and is more than enough to get you on your way to writing your own tunes.
Just about anything you wanted to know is covered here. Songwriting methods,chord sequences, how to develope those sequences, Rythm, melody, keys and how to change them,lyrics and a lot more.
Don't worry about getting any other books on this subject. Get this one and you'll have all you need! To The NaysayersEveryone is entitled to their opinion, however much it may be at variance with reality.
Rooksby's entire series of books reminds me of nothing so much as my time studying composition at the Juilliard School. Their undergraduate theory course Literature and Materials of Music mirrors Rooksby's game plan and "secret wish" for us as evolving musicians.
As opposed to those who somehow miss the point and say his method is just a bunch of chords or progressions, Rooksby's entire thesis is that music is NOT these surface features that he goes to great lengths to describe.
To my mind, Rooksby's wish for us as his students is for us to "get to work" and to use these stock features chords, progressions as launching pads for our own analysis of music's mysterious and personal qualities. At Juilliard, we were not taught theory per se, but rather, we were given pieces of music to analyze polyphonic and homophonic to come into class to discuss. Nobody told us what the piece "meant" and nobody told us "how the story ends".
We were trained to become independent thinkers, and make up our own minds. Again, whatever the naysayers may believe in their musical heart of hearts to the contrary, Rikky Rooksby is a master teacher who states very clearly that music is either all surface and recycled parts and pieces, OR, it is an endless mystery, literally having no end as there are infinite harmonics in nature.
He also states clearly that the game of music is not in the obviously repeated surface structures, but in the way that each individual musician can IMPRINT on music structures their own spirit and personality.
John Lennon's barre chords were his and nobody elses, just as Beethoven's middle c was unlike any other musician's middle c even though it was. With his encyclopedic foundation of structures leading to a workable process of personal analysis of the songs we love Rikky's plan for us as his students , Rooksby's intent is not to dwell smugly on music's obvious lacks notes in Western music, the limited range of human hearing, etc , but to ponder and muse upon the mystery of how those lacks can turn into so much genuine gold.I cannot say enough about how brilliantly-written this book is Nobody told us what the piece "meant" and nobody told us "how the story ends".
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