SongTown Press presents:
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.
"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.
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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.
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Song Building: How to Write Better Songs Faster
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Song Building will help you:
"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!"
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, 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, 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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