Mastering Melody Writing: A Songwriter’s Guide to Hookier Songs With Pattern, Repetition, and Arc (Paperback)
Multi-hit songwriter Clay Mills breaks down the mystery of melody writing to give your songs an edge with the PRA method. Learn how to write inspiring songs without waiting for inspiration. Highlighting personal stories, easy-to-understand method explanations, classic and modern song examples, "Put It into Practice" exercises, and a free companion website, Mills and O'Hanlon's Mastering Melody Writing is the perfect songwriting handbook, whether you are just getting started on your journey or looking to sharpen your skills.
Mastering Melody Writing will help you:
Write memorable melodies in any genre using pattern, repetition, and arc.
Write songs that artists want to sing and audiences will remember.
Write lyrics that are more musical.
Eliminate getting stuck and complete songs faster.
Feel confident in any writing or co-writing situation.
Turn good melodies into great melodies.
About the Author
Clay Mills has penned six #1 songs and been nominated for multiple Grammys over his 25 year career. Artists in pop, country, Christian, rock, and bluegrass have recorded his songs, including: Darius Rucker, Diamond Rio, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Babyface, Reba McEntire, and Trisha Yearwood. His music also has been featured in national ads, TV shows, and major motion pictures. Clay co-founded the online songwriting community, SongTown.com, home to thousands of songwriters worldwide. When he is not songwriting or mentoring, Clay enjoys adventures in Wyoming with his wife Karen and down-time with his family.Bill O'Hanlon is the author of over thirty books, including Do One Thing Different, which was featured on Oprah. He lives part-time in Nashville as a musician and songwriter. Bill is the co-author of both The Songwriter's Guide To Mastering Co-Writing and Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing.