Book Review | How to Write a Song by Andy Duerden


How to Write a Song by Andy Duerden

NonFiction, Music

Self Published | April 12th, 2020

5/5 Stars


Admit it!

You know there’s a song inside you somewhere. Maybe lurking in the dark recesses of your mind, hiding somewhere just behind your novel.

Are you a student just starting out on a rock and roller coaster ride? Are you a teacher looking to inspire your classroom full of kids? Or have you just been staring at the guitar sitting in the corner of your room thinking: “One day……..”?

This book is your answer!

It’s short, sweet and concise. It will take you on a musical journey through the building blocks of the popular song. It will point you towards the dos and will help you avoid the don’ts.

It will help you bare your musical soul with confidence.

And here’s the trick….. Andy Duerden’s How to Write A Song will guide you using the crucial principle that SIMPLICITY IS KEY. It will allow your ability as a Songwriter to grow, safe in the knowledge that THERE ARE NO RULES!

Step inside and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Songwriting.

My Review

This book does a wonderful job of touching on all of the aspects needed in order to write a song. The author isn’t promising that the book will help you write the next big hit, but he does offer some great advice, and instruction on how to begin writing your own song. The author also includes examples of songs as he breaks up the basic building blocks of great songs: The Intro, The Bridge, The Chorus, etc. This is not some boring textbook-like book, you can tell the author genuinely wants to help you.

I have no desire to write a song anytime soon, but after reading this book I feel like I probably could if I wanted to. I would recommend this book to any new song-writer, or anyone looking to learn more about how songs are made.

Thank you, Andy Duerden, for the opportunity to read your book in exchange for an honest review.

thanks for reading


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