Robert Sterling’s The Craft of Christian Songwriting deftly tackles the much-overlooked subject of craft in the Christian songwriter’s creative process. The book challenges its readers to aspire to the highest level of excellence, providing chapter after chapter of practical insights into the Christian songwriting experience. All the way from “Getting Started” to “Building a Demo,” The Craft of Christian Songwriting shows beginning writers how to make their next song their “best song ever,” all from the unique perspective of the Christian songwriter. Practical and realistic, The Craft of Christian Songwriting is a smart read for anyone with aspirations of becoming a Christian songwriter.
There is a home out there for every song you’ve written, but in order to place those songs and advance your music career you must arm yourself with steadfast determination, unending passion, and the most accurate music business knowledge available. For more than 38 years, Songwriter’s Market has provided songwriters and performing artists with the most complete and up-to-date information needed to place songs with music publishers, find record companies and producers, obtain representation with managers, and more. This comprehensive guide gives you the tools and first-hand knowledge you need to launch your songwriting career right now!
This instructional book by songwriters Paul Baloche and Jimmy & Carol Owens covers basic songwriting principles like how to develop a song after inspiration comes, 30 characteristics that make a song memorable, 16 shared qualities of great worship songs and 12 keys to unlock writer’s block. You will also learn how to gain the listener’s attention quickly, find fresh ways of expressing worship and choose just the right words. God Songs also contains advice on how to make your song its best before releasing it, how to get your songs heard and used by others, and ways to minister most effectively with your music.
What’s the secret to writing a hit song? It’s as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6! Innovative, practical, and inspiring, Six Steps to Songwriting Success presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with such key aids as the three-step lyric writing technique used by the pros; lyric, melody, and demo checklists; and tools for self-evaluation–plus many other exercises that work.
Rob Morgan’s inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations. Don’t look for a dry recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history — the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through song.
Ever wished you could write a song? Are you already a songwriter, but looking for ways to improve and techniques to apply to your craft? Written by an experienced songwriter and musician, Successful Songwriting contains practical instruction on how to write a song with examples taken from classic rock and gospel music. This book will teach you about writing lyrics through sections on lyrical hooks, rhyme types and patterns, imagery, song content and themes. Also included is information on rhythmic devices, creating a melody, song content, musical hooks, common chord progressions, as well as techniques for overcoming writer’s block, and more. Successful Songwriting is designed for those who want to use and improve their creative talent for Christian songwriting.
Every worshiper’s heart holds a song for which God eagerly listens. Are you uncertain how to turn your heart of worship into a melody? In “Songs From Heaven”, worship leader and renowned songwriter Tommy Walker reveals the inspirational and instructional process of creating worship songs that bring honor and glory to God. For seasoned songwriters and worshipers who simply have a song in their hearts, the creative process behind writing and singing will be unveiled. Discover devotional thoughts that will help you find intimacy with God and the practical techniques for putting that intimacy into words, melody and eventually a song.