Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Modern Rock & Country

Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Modern Rock & Country
Uncover the Stories & Techniques Behind 20 Iconic Songs

By Bobby Owsinski Pro Audio Textbook Item: 00-36330
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You'll never listen to music the same way again! Producer, audio engineer, and author Bobby Owsinski takes you deep inside 20 of the biggest modern rock and country hits of the 21st century. Using a technique refined after years of listening to songs under the microscope of the studio, each song analysis by Bobby describes exactly how the song was constructed and why it was a hit, examining in detail the song form, the arrangement, the sound, and the production. This is a valuable must-have for everyone who loves music, musicians learning about arrangements, producers wanting to learn how hits are constructed, audio engineers analyzing the sounds of the hits, songwriters looking inside a hit's secrets, and fans who love facts and trivia their favorite artist. Every song analysis has numerous "Listen to" moments pointing out small but significant changes in the arrangement or sound that you might not have noticed before. Plus you'll get all the song facts never found all in one place like release date, songwriters, recording studio information, number of units sold and chart position.

Includes: Beautiful Day (U2) * Best of You (Foo Fighters) * Blood Pressure (Mutemath) * The Cave (Mumford & Sons) * Clocks (Coldplay) * In the End (Linkin Park) * Just a Kiss (Lady Antebellum) * Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5) * Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People) * Rolling in the Deep (Adele) * Rope (Foo Fighters) * Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes) * Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson) * Soak Up the Sun (Sheryl Crow) * Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye feat. Kimbra) * Tighten Up (The Black Keys) * Under Cover of Darkness (The Strokes) * Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day) * What Hurts the Most (Rascal Flatts) * Uprising (Muse).

Sample Pages


Title Composer
How to Listen
Advanced Listening Technique
Characteristics of the Average Hit Song
The Five Elements of a Great Arrangement
The Hit Song Secret
The Hits
Beautiful Day U2
Best of You Foo Fighters
Blood Pressure Mutemath
The Cave Mumford & Sons
Clocks Coldplay
In the End Linkin Park
Just a Kiss Lady Antebellum
Moves like Jagger Maroon 5
Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Rope Foo Fighters
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
Soak Up the Sun Sheryl Crow
Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye (featuring Kimbra)
Tighten Up The Black Keys
Under Cover of Darkness The Strokes
Uprising Muse
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
What Hurts the Most Rascal Flatts
Bobby Owsinski Bibliography

Additional Information

Author: Bobby Owsinski
Format: Book
Page Count: 136
Item Number: 00-36330
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7342-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7342-1
UPC: 038081402635

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