How to Write One Song Book
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How to Write One Song


  • Author : Jeff Tweedy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593183533

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How to Write One Song Excerpt :

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

Out of the Cloister  Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs  1100 1250 Book

Out of the Cloister Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs 1100 1250


  • Author : Suzanne LaVere
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2016-03-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004313842

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Out of the Cloister Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs 1100 1250 Excerpt :

In Out of the Cloister, Suzanne LaVere uncovers a particular strain of interpretation of the biblical Song of Songs in and around 12th and 13th-century Paris that champions an active life of preaching and reform for the secular clergy.

The Art of Grafted Song Book

The Art of Grafted Song


  • Author : Yolanda Plumley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199915095

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The Art of Grafted Song Excerpt :

Just as our society delights in citations, quotations, and allusions in myriad contexts, not least in popular song, late medieval poets and composers knew well that such references could greatly enrich their own works. In The Art of the Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut, author Yolanda Plumley explores the penchant for borrowing in chansons and lyrics from fourteenth-century France, uncovering a practice integral to the experiments in form, genre, and style that ushered in a new school of lyric. Working across disciplinary boundaries, Plumley traces creative appropriations in the burgeoning "fixed forms" of this new tradition to build a more intimate understanding of the shared experience of poetry and music in the generations leading up to, and including, Guillaume de Machaut. Exploring familiar and less studied collections of songs as well as lyrics without music, this book sheds valuable light on the poetic and musical knowledge of authors and their audiences, and on how poets and composers devised their works and engaged their readers or listeners. It presents fresh insights into when and in which milieus the classic Ars nova polyphonic chanson took root and flourished, and into the artistic networks of which Machaut formed a part. As Plumley reveals, old songs lingered alongside the new in the collective imagination well beyond what the written sources imply, reminding us of the continued importance of memory and orality in this age of increasing literacy. The first detailed study of citational practice in the French fourteenth-century song-writing tradition, The Art of Grafted Song will appeal to students and scholars of medieval French music and literature, cultural historians, and others interested in the historical and social context of music and poetry in the late Middle Ages.

Coastal Environments in Popular Song Book

Coastal Environments in Popular Song


  • Author : Glenn Fosbraey
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-12-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000814675

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Coastal Environments in Popular Song Excerpt :

This book examines how popular music is able to approach subjects of bio-politics, climate change, solastalgia, and anthropomorphisation, alongside its more common diet of songs about love, dancing, and break-ups – all while satisfying its primary remit of being entertaining and listenable. Nearly a thousand books have been published on bioethics since Van Rensselaer Potter’s Bioethics Bridge to the Future (1971), with a marked increase in the past 20 years. However, not one of these books has focused itself on popular music, something Christopher Partridge describes as ‘central to the construction of [our] identities, central to [our] sense of self, central to [our] well-being and, therefore, central to [our] social relations’. This edited collection examines popular music through a range of topics, from romance to climate change. Coastal Environments in Popular Song is perfect for students, scholars, and researchers alike interested in bioethics, social history, and the history of music.

The History of Literature in Song  Liao  Jin and Xixia of Dynasty   Book

The History of Literature in Song Liao Jin and Xixia of Dynasty


  • Author : Li Shi
  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Release Date : 2023-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The History of Literature in Song Liao Jin and Xixia of Dynasty Excerpt :

The book is the volume of “The History of Literature in Song, Liao, Jin and Xixia of Dynasty ” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in call

This Song   s for You Book

This Song s for You


  • Author : Amie Templeton
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-29
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504317962

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This Song s for You Excerpt :

When her son was murdered in 1982, Amie began to question the very depth of her existence. Each step of her journey took her closer to the discovery that we are more than a physical body, that we are never alone, and that help is there for the asking. Everyone has the same potential for spiritual growth, and once their search has begun, a shift takes place in the laws surrounding their life. Those who are on a spiritual search might find some answers between the covers of this book.

250 Songs by Stompin  Tom Book

250 Songs by Stompin Tom


  • Author : Stompin' Tom Connors
  • Publisher : Georgetown, Ont. : Crown-Vetch Music
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Popular music Canada Texts
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 0973817100

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Every Little Thing Book
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Every Little Thing


  • Author : Bob Marley
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452119830

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Every Little Thing Excerpt :

Bob Marley's songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This upbeat story reminds children that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every family will relate to this universal story of one boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing's gonna be all right!

Tree Song Book
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Tree Song


  • Author : Tiffany Stone
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773210025

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Tree Song Excerpt :

Listen to the music of the trees. This joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are seen playing under its branches. Each season brings with it new sounds, whether it’s the chirping of birds in the spring or the flitter flutter of leaves in the fall. As well as a home for animals, the tree provides a canopy for a summer picnic, and a perfect place to hang a swing. Most important of all, when old age fells the tree, it provides an acorn from which a new tree will grow. Colorful illustrations with lots of small details will capture the attention of young readers, while the lyrical text makes this an ideal read-aloud book. It can also serve as the perfect introduction to nature’s life cycles.