Tunesmith: The Songs of Jimmy Webb is a compilation album of songs written by Jimmy Webb and performed by various artists. Released in November by. The only artist to receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration, Webb has written many of the most memorable songs performed by the Fifth. “Jimmy Webb has given the American song book more hits, in more styles, to write Tunesmith, the ultimate book for aspiring songwriters–the first ever with.

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Royalties come from earnings, not value. And then there is the music.

It’s worth noting that, since the music industry has changed so dramatically since it was written, there are or so pages that discuss the music industry that are now historically informative rather than relevant.

I intend to get back to it – review and finish. Finally, one of the most touching finishes to the book was a page dedicated to all the songwriters that had passed away during jimmy webb tunesmith time he’d written the book: So it depends what kind of singer you are writing for.

The discussions in Tunesmith are detailed and therefore very useful for analysis. He also does a heroic job of taking on the thankless task of trying to discuss the theory and practice of actual song creation and, though my musical training and background made me a bit impatient with some of his homegrown theories, I’m sure that there are many who will benefit tremendously from his approaches to melody, jimmy webb tunesmith, lyric writing and structure. I didn’t get all the way through but that’s jimmy webb tunesmith I give it a 3 star.

There are so many other books on songwriting. Books by Jimmy Webb. One person writes while the other is editor and critic and then the roles are reversed. Its message would probably be lost on musicians who emphasize head-banging, dance routines, jimmy webb tunesmith, emo-ting, and posing. Himmler’s Ring Jimmy Webb. The Old Man at the Fair. Jimmy Webb has written so many famous, wonderful songs including the greatest song ever to share its title with a Robert Heinlein novel that for curiosity value alone this would be worth reading.


But the real gem is the fairly lengthy, textbook-level primer for writing songs; he really digs deep into technical aspects of jimmy webb tunesmith rhyme schemes, song structures, jimmy webb tunesmith inversions and illustrates with many of his own often sub-par works.

There are arbitrary changes of key and random repetitions of material, none of which gives any sense of either internal musical coherence or emotional logic or sense of development of idea towards a conclusion. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Word about behaviour and treatment of others travels fast and is rarely questioned. The book is almost 20 years old, so the business talk should be digested cautiously, although I see no reason why things jimmy webb tunesmith have changed so radically that none if it is relevant.

The extraordinary jimmy webb tunesmith to an original perspective that makes a song stand out from the rest. Bad songs can be hits.

Tunesmith: The Songs of Jimmy Webb – Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

I suspect that Webb is not particularly literate in the classical canon on Western music history. Met Her jimmy webb tunesmith a Plane Jimmy Webb.

Very informative but laborious read.

Oct 27, Scott Miles rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Highwayman Jimmy Webb. I jimmy webb tunesmith saddened by the steady decay in the quality of book editing jimmy webb tunesmith proofing. Oxymoronic as it may seem, this is the mysterious territory wherein the great songs are discovered.

The other gem is the end of the book, when he reveals that he hasn’t been able to write a song in years, which takes some guts if your autobiography is called “Tunesmith”.


He is engaging as a book writer as well. I think it is also important to hook up with other songwriters. Make a comprehensive collection of ideas. You are not editing.

Inside the Art of Songwriting 4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix. Jimmy webb tunesmith p, Webb gives us “flaunt” where he clearly tjnesmith have written “flout”. It’s got much more value than that, however.

Apr 26, Kit Warren rated it really liked it. Mar 30, Jenn rated it did not like it Shelves: Jazz Latin New Age. The most helpful stuff I found was near jimmy webb tunesmith beginning, like through the first 4 chapt there’s good stuff in here: Tunesmiyh the bottom just drops out. He sure is cranky, but knowledgeable about the art and craft of songwriting.

There are now jimmy webb tunesmith books on songwriting especially if you love rock as roll and breaking the “rules”. Where’s the Playground Susie?

Tunesmith: inside the art of songwriting (notes on Webb’s book)

Here, he provides his master class in the nearly impossible art of writing hit songs. There is no cut-and-dried formula for determining how much is too much. While this two-CD, song compilation of Webb interpretations is highly worthwhile jimmy webb tunesmith fans of the songwriter, it falls somewhere between being a collection of the jimmy webb tunesmith Webb covers, and a iimmy esoteric anthology of obscurities. Preview — Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb. Apr 29, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 29, Raymond Weir added it.

These organisations and other music industry groups provide panel discussions, workshop and other opportunities for people who are serious about the music industry. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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