Level Up Your Songwriting Today With The Best Books On Songwriting Written By Hit Songwriters

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Mastering Melody Writing: A Songwriter's Guide to Hookier Songs with Pattern, Repetition, and Arc

Learn how to write hookier melodies that inspire your audience, increase your confidence, and level-up your songwriting journey in this new book from hit songwriter Clay Mills and bestselling co-author Bill O'Hanlon.

What Other Hit Songwriters Are Saying about Mastering Melody Writing

"Clay's talent and knowledge of melody is matched only by his desire to teach and help up and coming songwriters. This book is a great addition to any songwriter's toolbox." —Mark Irwin, Multi #1 songwriter

"There are reasons why some melodies stick in the brain--and others fail to do so. Mastering Melody Writing provides a clear roadmap for songwriters seeking to write unforgettable melodies. The writers did an impressive job identifying the tools and providing concrete examples for readers to put them into practice. I will recommend this to my own songwriting students." Jason Blume, Hit songwriter/author of 6 Steps to Songwriting Success, This Business of Songwriting, and Inside Songwriting/songwriting educator for BMI, NSAI, and universities throughout the world.

What's Inside Mastering Modern Melody?

  • Multi-hit songwriter Clay Mills breaks down the mystery of melody writing to give your songs an edge with the PRA method. Learn how to write inspiring songs without waiting for inspiration. Highlighting personal stories, easy-to-understand method explanations, classic and modern song examples, "Put It into Practice" exercises, and a free companion website, Mills and O'Hanlon's Mastering Melody Writing is the perfect songwriting handbook, whether you are just getting started on your journey or looking to sharpen your skills.

    Mastering Melody Writing will help you:

    Write memorable melodies in any genre using pattern, repetition, and arc.
    Write songs that artists want to sing and audiences will remember.
    Write lyrics that are more musical.
    Eliminate getting stuck and complete songs faster.
    Feel confident in any writing or co-writing situation.
    Turn good melodies into great melodies.

More Books On Songwriting From SongTown Press!

Get The Songwriter's Guide to Mastering Co-Writing Today!

Real Pros Sharing Real Techniques

by Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, and Bill O'Hanlon

The essential guide for any songwriter wanting to learn how to collaborate effectively and work with other writers to improve their craft. Written by hit songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills, and bestselling author, Bill O’Hanlon.

  • Have you ever wondered why many of the biggest songs in history are co-written?
  • Have you thought about co-writing, but aren't sure how to get started? 
  • Have you struggled to figure out how to market yourself as a potential co-writer?
  • Do you long for that perfect co-writer to help you take your songs to the next level? 
  • Have you ever wondered WHY hit songwriters co-write almost exclusively?

The Songwriter's Guide to Mastering Co-Writing will help you:

  • Identify your strengths as a collaborator
  • Learn how to handle co-writing issues that arise
  • Discover new co-writing possibilities
  • Elevate your writing by creating the perfect co-writing combinations
  • Eliminate your writing weaknesses and increase your chances of success
  • Come out with the best song possible in co-writing session

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Song Building: How to Write Better Songs Faster

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5 out of 5 Stars

  • Have you ever been frustrated when people don't get what you're trying to say in your song? 
  • Are you tired of waiting on inspiration to complete your songs? 
  • Are you not getting the response you hoped for from your songs? 
  • Is the songwriting process painful at times? 

Song Building will help you: 

  • Write songs faster 
  • Avoid getting stuck on second verses 
  • Generate song ideas and lyrics without waiting for inspiration to strike 
  • Make your co-writing sessions go faster and easier 
  • Upgrade your song lyrics to make them communicate better to your listener

"A Songwriting Game Changer—Song Building: How to Write Better Songs Faster is a phenomenal resource to provide tools on writing songs. I struggle with lyrics and where to start in my own writing, but after reading this book, I've been able to blueprint and write songs better and faster. I know for sure I will be reading this book at least once a year to remind me of the tools I can use on my songs. There's no better person to learn how to write better songs than from a hit songwriter himself. Marty knows what it takes and how to get you on track to writing better songs in no time. I highly recommend this book to any songwriter from beginner to pro!"

SongTown Press Authors

Marty Dodson

Marty Dodson, a Nashville based songwriter, has written six #1 songs and has had more than 125 songs recorded by artists including Joe Cocker, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, The Plain White T's, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, Saving Jane, Big and Rich, and Blake Shelton. Marty co-wrote the K-Pop song, Bounce, which knocked PSY out of #1 in South Korea and won "Song of the Year" honors for South Korea and all of Asia.

Clay Mills

Clay Mills, a 16-time ASCAP hit songwriter and two-time Grammy nominee. Over the course of his career, Clay has penned #1 hits for Darius Rucker (“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”), Diamond Rio (“Beautiful Mess”), and Kimberley Locke (“Fall”). Over 125 of Mills’ songs have been recorded by artists, such as Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Reba McEntire, Baby Face, Easton Corbin, and Andy Griggs. Mills believes strongly in songwriters and their value to the world.

Bill O'Hanlon

Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., is psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He co-developed Solution-Oriented Therapy, a form of Solution focused brief therapy and has authored or co-authored over 30 books, one of which, Do One Thing Different, was featured on Oprah. He is also a musician who plays guitar and writes songs.

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