Berklee in the Pocket: Essential Songwriter

Craft Great Songs & Become a Better Songwriter

  • Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
  • Format: Book
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 11
  • ISBN: 0-87639-054-8
  • SKU: 50448051
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2004

Related Online Courses & Programs

Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs

Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic and lyrical ideas. Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting song sections and complete songs the way hit writers do.

Specialist Songwriting Certificate Program

Studying with Berklee’s accomplished songwriting faculty, you'll delve into lyric writing, melody, harmony, theory, arranging, and strategies employed by some of the all-time great songwriters.

Bachelor of Professional Studies: Songwriting

Learn techniques for writing original songs in a variety of musical styles—techniques that have propelled Berklee alumni to write number one songs and win Grammy Awards. In this program, you will develop skills to create song structures, harmonies, melodies, and lyrics that support and enhance the ideas that you want to express.

Craft great songs and become a better songwriter.

The Berklee In the Pocket: Essential Songwriter is an accessible reference guide that will quickly lead songwriters to ideas that are at the heart of countless hit songs. The tips and strategies jam-packed into this concise guide will help you tackle writer’s block and gain fresh insight into the songwriting process.

Features include:

  • The 17 chord progressions that are at the heart of the most popular hit songs
  • Guitar charts and keyboard chords showing how to play progression in all 12 keys
  • Tips to customize essential chord progressions to suit your own songs
  • Contact info for businesses and organizations most important to the working songwriter

Authors

Jimmy Kachulis

Jimmy Kachulis teaches songwriting and lyric writing at Berklee, conducts clinics nationwide, and has helped thousands of songwriters develop and…

Jonathan Feist

Jonathan Feist is editor in chief of Berklee Press, where he has helped to produce hundreds of music education products…