Professional Songwriting Techniques: A Range of Views from the Sodajerker Interviews

Barber, Simon (2017) Professional Songwriting Techniques: A Range of Views from the Sodajerker Interviews. In: The Singer-Songwriter Handbook. Bloomsbury, pp. 51-68. ISBN 9781628920291

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This research presents a range of views about the art and craft of songwriting provided by internationally renowned songwriters. In order to achieve a synthesis of different voices and experiences, the various testimonies are organized around the following themes: the generation of ideas, songwriting routines, the construction of melodies and lyrics, and strategies for co-writing and collaboration. The interviews derive from the Sodajerker podcast, an audio series co-founded in late 2011 by the author. The work finds that professional songwriters employ a wide variety of techniques in order to create material, with the most obvious consensus being the consistent application of these methods in order to achieve productivity.

Item Type: Book Section
23 February 2017Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Simon Barber
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:54

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