Steve Gillette's songs have been recorded by dozens of major artists including: Garth Brooks, Nanci Griffith, Ian & Sylvia, Waylon Jennings, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Don Williams and Tammy Wynette, earning many gold and platinum records. He has composed songs for major motion pictures, and written for the Disney characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Jiminy Cricket and Dumbo.
In his book, "Songwriting and the Creative Process", from the Sing Out! Press (publishers of the enormously successful "Rise Up Singing.") Steve Gillette has brought together information on all aspects of songwriting and personal growth as a creative artist in the field of music.
In this 200 page source book there are many valuable insights on the work of songwriting. Steve has written detailed chapters on music theory, melody, harmony, rhythm, song critique, poetic principles, alliteration, titles, hooks, collaboration, creativity, writer's block, copyright, publishing, and surviving and succeeding in the music industry.
Also included are articles and interviews with Lou & Peter Berryman, Ferron, Bob Franke, Butch Hancock, Anne Hills, Fred Koller, Mary McCaslin, Graham Nash, Tom Paxton, Charles John Quarto, Suzzy Roche, Michael Smith, Bill Staines, Nancy White, Mike Williams and many others. In her introduction to the book, Judy Collins wrote, "Use what you learn from this great book, you will get better as a songwriter: you can't fail!"
Whether you are a beginner or an established professional this book is a practical resource for understanding and developing your creative potential. "Songwriting and the Creative Process" is now available at bookstores everywhere. You can order the book by credit card from our Online Store.
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