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Rooksby, Rikky

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How to write songs on guitar by Rikky Rooksby( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about inspiration--exactly what every songwriter needs. There is always something new, whether it's teaching you the basics of the craft, helping you to improve, or pointing out unexplored directions. You will soon be writing songs that will not only please you and your friends, but just might please the ears of people in the music industry. And with its easy-to-use style, uncomplicated language, and clear, explanatory diagrams, it untangles the technical tricks of songwriting and demonstrates the methods used by the professionals. Learn how to write words and melodies, and how to develop and embellish tunes; make chords work for you; understand and use intros, bridges, and key-changes. You'll also find tips and tricks drawn from over 1,400 songs--classic and current--as well as advice on making better demos and using different types of guitar.--From publisher description
A.C. Swinburne : a poet's life by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) was one of the literary sensations of the Victorian period. His iconoclastic poetry and prose challenged attitudes to sex, politics, religion and censorship. Not only writing some of the most original lyric poetry of the time and pioneering criticism, Swinburne became a cultural icon. In the 1860s his very name was a symbol of progressive forces emerging in a repressive age. Readers across the world identified with the paganism and humanism of his poetry."--BOOK JACKET. "Based on new research and many unpublished letters, Rikky Rooksby sheds light on Swinburne's personality and relationships, and discusses how Swinburne's poetry developed from early pessimism to a recovered joy in the energies of the natural world. This biography is a sympathetic and fresh account of one of the most colourful figures in English literature."--BOOK JACKET
The Whole music of passion : new essays on Swinburne( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book of critical essays on Swinburne's poetry ever to be published, and appears at a time when interest in the art and literature of the Aesthetic Movement is growing very rapidly. With a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, the essays cover Swinburne's work as a poet from the 1850s through to the 1880s, and represent the work of most of the best young scholars in this field. Their shared concern is to challenge T S Eliot's subtle
The songwriting sourcebook : how to turn chords into great songs by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people who want to write songs want to write them for guitar. With this inspirational handbook, anyone can do it - even if they've never played a guitar. Well known songs are used to illustrate the four main building blocks of a song
The Beatles complete chord songbook( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrics with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams; without the melodies
Arranging songs : how to put the parts together by Rikky Rooksby( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steering clear of unnecessary technicalities, 'Arranging Songs' offers practical hints and tips on arranging for everything from a single acoustic guitar to a full band and beyond
Lyrics : writing better words for your songs by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes you through the writing process from initial idea to finished song. It offers ideas for finding inspiration, explores the choice of title, considers song structure, advises on the use of metaphor and simile, and helps you find your way through the pitfalls of rhythm and rhyme. Ten songwriters offer their insights into the lyric-writing process (Keith Reid, Aimee Mann, David Crosby, Nich Cave, Andy Partridge, Paul Buchanan, Rodney Crowell, Chuck D and Paris, Jerry Leiber). Includes a comprehensive sourcebook showing how lyric ideas have been used in rock and pop music--P. [4] of cover
Riffs : how to create and play great guitar riffs by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rikky Rooksby's revised and updated bestseller explores more than 200 classic riffs, from Cream and Led Zeppelin, through Nirvana and Soundgarden, to Metallica, U2, and the White Stripes. The first half of the book analyzes classic rock riffs and reveals the stories behind their creation. Easy-to-read text describes and explains each riff, supported by illustrations and audio examples. The book's second section shows how to construct great riffs and why they work. Readers learn how to shape a melody, integrate a guitar riff with the rest of a song, enhance a riff with effects, and work with intervals and scales to build riffs
How to write songs on keyboards : [a complete course to help you write better songs] by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction - A fistful of notes - Ten easy moves - Write a song with three chords - Write a song with four chords - Instant magic: four-chord turnarounds - Reaching for the five and six-chord song - Songs of rain: writing in a minor key - Get that emotion: the chord colourbox - More polish, more inspiration - Structure, melody, lyrics - Famous songwriters on songwriting - A gallery of keyboard songs and albums
Melody : how to write great tunes by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how tunes can be composed; how to combine rhythm, intervals, scales, and harmony; and melody-writing techniques
Chord master : how to choose and play the right guitar chords by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike a traditional chord dictionary, Chord Master takes the time to discuss each of the chord types and patterns a guitarist is likely to come across. Rooksby looks at how and why different shapes sound the way they do, helping you to find the ideal chords in any situation, in any style of music, and, of course, the easiest way to play them. Includes over 1,000 chords and their variations, in easy-view color "guitar neck" boxes; chords arranged by key, by type, or by musical style; answers to all your chord queries; sections for beginners, songwriters, and advanced guitarists; chord secrets of famous songs; a 20-track audio CD demonstrating chords and chord sequences in musical context; and more!"--Publisher description
Inside classic rock tracks : songwriting and recording secrets of 100 great songs from 1960 to the present day by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a remarkable selection of songs ranging from vintage rock 'n' roll to today's electronic dance music, this volume analyses in fine detail the musical structure, arrangements, production and mix of 100 recordings
The complete rock & pop guitar player : [a complete method for playing electric guitar by Rikky Rooksby( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Play great guitar : 52 brilliant ideas for getting more out of your six string by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with expert advice for getting more out of your hobby, plus over 25 original compositions to try yourself, Play great guitar is guaranteed to give you plenty of inspiring ideas and more practical skills so you can improve your playing and enjoy your guitar even more
The Beatles complete chord songbook by Beatles( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the world's most celebrated and influential rock group
Songwriting secrets : Bruce Springsteen by Rikky Rooksby( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included.Bruce Springsteen is the first volume of an exciting new series from bestselling author Rikky Rooksby. Each book in the series selects songs that span an artist's career and reveals the techniques behind his or her best work
Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson and Algernon Charles Swinburne by their contemporaries( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of Victorian literary figures( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big guitar chord songbook : the sixties( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big guitar chord songbook : the seventies( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How to write songs on guitar
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A.C. Swinburne : a poet's lifeThe songwriting sourcebook : how to turn chords into great songsThe Beatles complete chord songbookArranging songs : how to put the parts togetherLyrics : writing better words for your songsRiffs : how to create and play great guitar riffsHow to write songs on keyboards : [a complete course to help you write better songs]Melody : how to write great tunes
Alternative Names
Rooksby, Rikki 20./21. Jh.

ルックスビー, リッキー

Languages
English (133)

Spanish (3)

German (3)