Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting

By Jimmy Webb

Webb brings his insider's wisdom, event, and superstar energy to the final word advisor for aspiring songwriters. With a mix of anecdotes, meditation, and recommendation, he breaks down the inventive method from starting to end--from dealing with writer's block, to tune development, chords, or even self-promotion. Webb additionally offers readers a glimpse into the pro tune international.

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