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Finally there’s a book on songwriting where you can actually listen to what the text is about: songs, chords, melodies, loops, scales, riffs and production. A book that takes advantage of all the possibilitys of an e-book.
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AGENDAS & QUIZZES
GRAPHS & DIAGRAMS
Features
ILLUSTRATIONS
FACT SHEETS & APPENDIX
LINKS, GLOSSARY & FOOTNOTES
EMBEDDED VIDS
INTERVIEWS
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”We decided to write the book we had always been looking for but had never found."
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portrait by Otto Niklasson Elmerås
Authors Jan Sparby and Johan Wåhlander are songwriters, music producers and educators, both with degrees from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.
www.blackbeltsongwriting.com
IPHIGENIA PUBLISHING
Sound with explanatory graphics and videos of scales, chords, drum-patterns etc. being played – this is what books on music always lacked! (Click underlying page!)
Sound with explanatory graphics and videos of scales, chords, drum-patterns etc. being played – this is what books on music always lacked!
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FACT SHEETS & APPENDIX
EMBEDDED VIDS
AGENDAS & QUIZZES
project info
LINKS, GLOSSARY & FOOTNOTES
GRAPHS & DIAGRAMS
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Blue text contain links to music, green but- tons open the glossary and red buttons open footnotes. (Click underlying page!)
Songwriters, Music Producers, Publishers, A&R:s, Educators, Musicologists, Psychologists, musicians, record companies, lawyers, bands: they are here to give you their perspective and make the story richer.
More people, more songs, more stories!
The appendix is a reference chapter, at the end of the book, with music facts, tables and pictures.
In the beginning of each chapter: A list of key skills you will gain! 
At the end of each chapter: A quiz for checking your knowledge!
Illustrations, photos and artwork make for pleasurable reading. (Click picture!)
Lots of graphs and pictures to visualize what the text is about.
Blue text contain links opening the tracks in your  streeming service, iBooks comes with links to Apple Music, Other book formats use Spotify.
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The Swedish publishing firm Iphigenia is to release the first book in a series of four: Black Belt in Songwriting.A few thoughts from the authors: Johan:”We decided to write the book we had always been looking for but had never found. There’s so many booksout there, but we felt none of them had sufficient depth. Tips for getting creative is great, of course – andwe too feature that – but why do so few books explain how music works? We wanted concrete suggestionson how to write for achieving certain emotions, attitudes and moods. It took us five years, and talking not onlyto songwriters, music producers and people from the industry but also to musicologists and psychologists,to get to the bottom of it.” Jan:”And the books also cover lots of other topics besides music, lyrics and creativity. There are so many things youneed to know to make it work. We’re, for instance, very engaged in telling the story of copyright. Songwritersneed to become more aware of their rights, and how to get paid for their work. This is extra important right now,as we are in a changing environment. Now’s the time for songwriters to make their voices heard.We’re proud to be a part of the Swedish music wonder, a country like Sweden should also raise awareness ofthe intellectual property law. We want to contribute. Content from Black Belt in Songwriting have already been used in education both in Sweden and Brazil(for instance at The Örebro University). Part 1 - 3 is written for medium advanced to professionals.Soon to be released is a rookie version, a ”prequel”. The books will be available on several major languagesand a few small (Northern Sami among them), in print, and also as e-books.An app for streaming audio is under development. For more info, do have a look at:www.facebok.com/blackbeltsongwriting
IPHIGENIA