This book is a series of excellant motivational exercises and ideas. Examples are given from some of the best songs of the 20th century (and earlier). It includes very useful information about song form, melody, harmony, rhythm, and lyrics; the necessary elements of all songs. This book does not contain the authors lyrics. It does not contain sheet music. It is not material that you patch together to "create your own songs". It is not about instruments or recording. I find this to be an extremely inspiring and entertaining book, it can open many ideas for anyone who is willing to explore them.