The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting
Hone Your Craft and Reach for Your Goals -- Creative, Commercial, or Both
By Casey Kelly and David Hodge
Complete Idiot's Guide
Textbook - General
With The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting, beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics, including how to create melodies, how to create many different harmonies, using deliberate rhythmic and stylistic changes, how to enable one's songwriting to grow and evolve, how to deal with writer's block, and the best places to upload one's work for maximum exposure and opportunities.