Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting

Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting

by Jimmy Webb


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Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from beginning to end—from coping with writer's block, to song construction, chords, and even self-promotion. Webb also gives readers a glimpse into the professional music world.

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ISBN-13: 9780786884889
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/22/1999
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 423,402
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range: 18 - 12 Years

About the Author

A minister's son from Eld City, Oklahoma, Jimmy Webb has been writing songs for over twenty-five years. The only artist to receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters' Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is the third most-performed song in the last fifty years, with "Up, Up and Away" on the same list in the Top Thirty. Jimmy Webb lives in New York State. For more information, visit Jimmy Webb's official website:

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