Instruction & Study
The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook: A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks & Writing the Best Songs of Your Life
Stop pulling out your hair and crumpling up paper The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook blasts away your
mental roadblocks so you can tap into your deepest creative resources. Whether you're a total novice or a seasoned
pro, whether you're a pencil-and-paper songwriter or a gearhead with way too much recording equipment, whether you
just want to go further as a songwriter or throw out everything and start over, The Frustrated Songwriter's
Handbook will revolutionize the way you write music. It outlines a radical new system Immersion Music Method
designed to help you smash through creative block, become recklessly prolific, and make quantum leaps in your
musical and compositional skills. Bursting with mind-blowing tips and games and tales from the trenches of extreme
songwriting, The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook will show you how to summon those elusive moments of
inspiration on command, resulting in rogue creativity and fulfillment you never dreamed possible. You'll learn how
to: * Confront and slay your biggest songwriting phobias * Roll over procrastination like an armored tank * Form a
self-motivated group of composer friends (a "songwriter lodge") * Concoct new musical styles like a mad scientist *
Use technology to supercharge your creativity
These sketches study the musical architecture of five compositions from three stylistic periods: two compositions by Bach -- " Ich bin's, ich sollte büssen" from the St. Matthew Passion and the Prelude No. 1 in C Major from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier; the development section from the first movement of Haydn's Sonata for Piano in E-Flat Major; and two ètudes by Chopin -- in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8, and in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12. Each composition is analyzed in a series of sketches, with selective interpretations of chords, indications of voice leading, and other easily understood devices that demonstrate Schenker's theories and their expression.
An obsessively researched biography of the three seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound that also illuminates the history of the English underground scene.
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with members of the seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound, England's Hidden Reverse illuminates a shadowy but deeply influential underground scene. Together these artists and their many associates accented peculiarities of Englishness through the links and affinities they forged with earlier generations of the island's marginals and outsiders, such as playwright Joe Orton, writers like the decadent Count Eric Stenbock, ecstatic mystic novelist Arthur Machen and occult figures like Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley.
While functioning as an obsessively researched biography of the three interrelated groups, David Keenan's book also works to trace their influences, explicating a reverse current that runs counter to the mainstream, drawing upon occult strains of transgressive performance, queer sensuality, and richly textured sound worlds.
This much-anticipated expanded edition of a book first published in 2002 and long out of print comes completely redesigned, with color throughout, with many new and previously unseen photographs and ephemera, including two new chapters: a final summary of how the "Reverse" has shifted gear since the book was first published, and a new essay, "Crime Calls For Night."