In Their Own Words: Songwriters Talk About the Creative Process

In Their Own Words: Songwriters Talk About the Creative Process

By: Bill Demain (author)Paperback

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The interviews included in this fascinating collection of discussions with popular songwriters focus on the craft itself-and as such, they are of interest to both music fans and to budding songwriters. What inspires songwriters? Where do their songs come from? What is their process? What do they do when they get stuck? In this book, readers will hear from a vast range of well-known, successful songwriters, many of them performers as well, revealing the nuances of their skill: how they write their songs, from conception to finished work. The book discusses both song history and style. The songs discussed have defined eras and culture. Full of trivia, wisdom, and fascinating revelations from such figures as Tori Amos, Burt Bacharach, David Bowie, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Joel, and John Mayer, In Their Own Words shines a light on what is often and inherently lonely craft. It gives readers a glimpse into a mysterious process and offes rising songwriters a wealth of advice from those who have spent decades successfully sharing their work with the public.

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About Author

BILL DEMAIN is the author of The Sterling Huck Letters and Behind the Muse: Pop and Rock's Greatest Songwriters Talk About Their Work and Inspiration. As a music journalist, he has written for such publications as MOJO, Entertainment Weekly, and Performing Songwriter.


Burt Bacharach Hal David Ray Charles Harlan Howard Dolly Parton Isaac Hayes Donald Fagen & Walter Becker David Bowie Graham Nash Carlos Santana Todd Rundgren Michael McDonald Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham Billy Joel Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Amy Grant Jane Siberry John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls Tori Amos John Linnell of They Might Be Giants Sarah McLachlan Ben Folds Seal Paula Cole Jewel Dido John Mayer

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780275984021
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780275984021
  • weight: 504
  • ISBN10: 0275984028

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