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Gifts And Tools For Songwriters

Updated on January 30, 2015

Gifts For Songwriters

Are you a songwriter, a wanna be songwriter or just want information about songwriting? Are you looking for gifts for your favorite songwriter? Check out the information on this page about songwriting and resources for songwriters.

Songwriting is a blend of creativity, inspiration, and song craft. I have searched the internet for the best information, books and supplies to help the song writer work. Song writing is a gift, but having the best tools help!

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Music Business Handbook and Career Guide
Music Business Handbook and Career Guide

"This book is the ultimate go-to handbook for anyone considering a career in music." ~Geoffrey F. Howe

 

Music Business Handbook and Career Guide - David Baskerville amd Tim Baskerville

This is an important book to have for songwriters. Read the following reviews this book ha received!

"This is the standard text in my music business program." ~James Payne

"The Ninth Edition of the Music Business Handbook and Career Guide maintains the tradition of this classic text as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry and includes: greater coverage of digital technology and new marketing and distribution channels; new business models including the independent musician, the evolving role of producers, and satellite and internet radio; expanded coverage or the international scene; and additional and updated information on careers, especially in context of a changing business environment." ~Amazon description

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Band-in-a-Box 2013 UltraPlusPAK
Band-in-a-Box 2013 UltraPlusPAK

Band-in-a-Box 2013 is a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas, with over 50 new features and enhancements.

 

Music Software - Create the music you imagine

Read the reviews of these products on Amazon before deciding which product will meet your needs.

Software For The Song Writer - Great Gift Idea

Finale 2014 Music Notation Software - Academic Edition
Finale 2014 Music Notation Software - Academic Edition

This top-rated software makes music composition easier.

 
Finale 2014: A Trailblazer Guide
Finale 2014: A Trailblazer Guide

This book is a step by step guide.

 

Finale 2014 a Trailblazer Guide

This book is a revised and updated guide for the software Finale 2014. It offers clear, step-by-step methods for creating beautiful scores with ease. Master the essentials and learn to take advantage of this software's incredible power, learn all about the latest Finale features and get the most out of the many improvements to Finale 2014.

Increase productivity with a guide to the everyday tricks and shortcuts that make using Finale a breeze.

"Learn from an expert: author Mark Johnson draws from his many years of experience working with composers, educators, engravers and students, giving you the expert guidance you need to get the very most out of Finale."

User Randy Cox reportss that he finds this book a must-have guide for all Finale users. He writes

"I keep it within arms reach of my keyboard when composing for quick reference; a handy tool that keeps the flow going when the muse is singing to me."

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Singers & Songwriters (11CD Box Set)
Singers & Songwriters (11CD Box Set)

A Time Life Entertainment product.

 

Singers & Songwriters - 11CD Box Set

You'll hear legendary artists in this definitive collection of 150 timeless hits in an 11-CD box set from a time when rock music was changing - there was a new sound!

2014 Songwriter's Market
2014 Songwriter's Market

In the 2012 edition you gain access to hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities. You also get power-packed articles on taking charge of your career, including how to navigate the constantly evolving world of social media and discover alternative routes to songwriting success.

Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, and venues.

Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with music licensing expert Sarah Gavigan that will teach you how to find new placements for your music

 

Order Songwriter's Market - Take charge of your songwriting career with the Songwriter's Market.

As a Trusted Guide to Songwriting Success for 35 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more.

"Songwriter's Market is a valuable resource for songwriters, especially those living away from traditional music centers. It's stuffed full of useful information." -Pat Pattison, author of Songwriting Without Boundaries and Writing Better Lyrics

"Learn how to create buzz as an artist. This is an excellent resource to determine the kind of entrance you want to make into the world of singer-songwriters." -Amy Stroup, indie artist, The Other Side of Love Sessions

Tools For Songwriters

Moleskine Music Notebook - Large Moleskine Srl Diary

Moleskine Art Plus Music Notebook, Large, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)
Moleskine Art Plus Music Notebook, Large, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)

This notebook is ideal for musicians, sound designers and song writers.

The right page consists of 11 staffs, perfect for jotting down harmonies, melodies and musical ideas, while the left page is blank. A music ruler is included.

 

Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control.

— Tracy Chapman

Moleskine Music Notebook Pocket

Moleskine Art Plus Music Notebook, Pocket, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) (Classic Notebooks)
Moleskine Art Plus Music Notebook, Pocket, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) (Classic Notebooks)

The Moleskine Pocket Music notebook is ideal for musicians, sound designers and song writers. Each page consists of 8 staffs, perfect for jotting down harmonies, melodies and musical ideas.

 

Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn't get some of that stuff out.

— Dolly Parton

The Best Song Writer Lists

Rolling Stone Magazine asked their readers to vote for the best songwriter of all time. The article states "The winner, in an absolute blow-out, is Bob Dylan by a landslide, followed by McCartney/Lennon and Bruce Springsteen."

Turn Chords Into Songs

The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords into Great Songs (Fully Updated and Expanded Edition) (Fastforward)
The Songwriting Sourcebook: How to Turn Chords into Great Songs (Fully Updated and Expanded Edition) (Fastforward)

This easy-to-use book will help you write better songs by explaining the art of writing effective chord sequences. Along with the book you get a 20-track audio CD features original recordings that illustrate some of the points made in the book.

 

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Rosanne Cash Vancouver Folk Festival 2011
Rosanne Cash Vancouver Folk Festival 2011 | Source

For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.

— Tom Waits

Teach children to write songs!

How to Write a Song

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      patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @Facleu: Thank you!

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      Facundo 3 years ago

      Awesome Lens! :)

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      patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @Baddew Fibes: Hi Matt, Thank you. Good to know a songwriter likes my lens!

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      Baddew Fibes 3 years ago

      Fantastic lens - I've been a songwriter for over 20 years. Loved the info - thanks!

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      patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @HomeHelper: Thanks for visiting my page!

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      HomeHelper 3 years ago

      Great Lens! My Son is musician and wants to start writing. Thanks for the resources!

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      patinkc 3 years ago from Midwest

      @TenPoundTenor: Thank you!

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      TenPoundTenor 3 years ago

      Great lens. I'm always trying to improve my songwriting.

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      patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @endamclarnon: Creativity take quite time! :-)

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      Enda McLarnon 4 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      I have written a few songs and I find it a great fun past time...however the house has to be empty before I can actually do that.

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      patinkc 4 years ago from Midwest

      @imagelist lm: Thank for visiting.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      A really helpful lens...

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      MikeRobbers LM 4 years ago

      My best friend is a talanted ongwriter and he would love these handbooks

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      Great lens, I have a song writing friend. I should share this with her.

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      GizmoButler 5 years ago

      Best love song ever is God Didn't Make Li'l Green Apples. I'm torn between Roger Miller's and O.C. Smith's. Funny, I can't even remember who wrote it. No one famous though.

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      Songwriting is the one thing that I wish I could do. I love to write but I guess there are just some things that are best left to the experts. Nevertheless, fantastic lens! Happy holidays! Sundae ;-)