Good Reads

 

  • The Holy Bible
  • The Worship Pastor, Zac Hicks
  • 126 Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting, Robin Frederick
  • The Music Producer’s Handbook, Bobby Owsinski
  • The Craft of Christian Songwriting, Robert Sterling
  • Singing for the Stars, Seth Riggs
  • Successful Songwriting: A How-To Manual for Christian Songwriters,Tony Llewellyn
  • Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV, Robin Frederick
  • The Songwriters Workshop: Melody, Berklee Press
  • Method Songwriting, Buddy Kaye
    Songwriting Sourcebook, Songs and Solos, Rikky Rooksby
  • Mixing Secrets, Mike Senior
    Singing for the Stars, Seth Riggs
  • Songwriting: a Complete Guide to the Craft, Stephen Citron
  • The Art of Writing Great Lyrics, Pamela Oland
  • The Complete Singer Songwriter, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
  • Songwriters Coloring Book, Bill Pere
  • Tunesmith: inside the art of songwriting, Jimmy Webb
  • Live Music Method, Tom Jackson

COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS

Most of these are recommended by Berklee College of Music in Boston:

  • The Plain And Simple Guide To Music Publishing, Randall D. Wixen
  • What They’ll Never Tell You About The Music Business, Eric Beall
  • Making Money Making Music, Eric Beall
  • The Billboard Guide To Writing And Producing Songs That Sell, Eric Beall
  • Essential Guide to Rhyming, Pat Pattison
  • Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, Pat Pattison
  • Melody in Songwriting, Jack Perricone
  • The Songwriters Workshop, Jimmy Kachulis
  • Popular Lyric Writing, Andrea Stolpe