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Appropriate for age 10 through adult, this workbook will guide aspiring songwriters into their first complete songs and beyond! Designed to help musicians of all skill levels – even beginners – write original songs, it can be used as a workbook for a songwriting or general music class, a supplemental curriculum for an instrumental or vocal program, a supplement for private music lessons, homeschooling, or as an independent study.
The workbook includes:
-Ingredients of a song – definitions and structure
-A listening journal
-Ideas and prompts for writing lyrics
-A crash course in music theory, including accessible material on intervals, scales, chords, and rhythm
-Common chord progressions and song examples
-Exercises setting poetry to rhythm
-Eight pages of step-by-step worksheets for completing a first song
-Songwriting journal pages – half lines and half musical staves
Purchase includes permission to make copies for one teacher's use. Two-sided printing and spiral binding is recommended.