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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Books (July 30 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558538607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558538603
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #307,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Tom T. Hall s detail-rich songs sharpened and elevated the language of country music and earned him a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His works, which include (Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine, the Grammy-winning Harper Valley PTA, and I Love, have become standards, and he has been an integral part of the Nashville music community for fifty years, inspiring generations of artists, from Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson to new-century song crafters Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Songwriters Handbook by TOM T. HALL July 11 2009
By Ray Burton - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My name is Ray Burton and a songwriter myself. I am the MAN who wrote "I Am Woman" for/with Helen Reddy. I am always looking to see how other songwriters approach their craft and TOM T. HALL is right on the money with this book. In fact, he thinks much like myself by being very observant of life's situations around you, looking at life through a magnifying glass, describing it as briefly and as cleverly as you are capable of and then putting it into song form. I firmly recommend this book to all songwriters who want to know the fundamentals of great songwritng. Congratulations Tom, I have the utmost respect for your songwriting.

Ray Burton
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Too Simple. July 5 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The Songwriters handbook is an outstanding book all in all, over all.It just has one drawback that weighs the heightened excellency down...and that is the creativity point of view.Tom Hall does a wonderful job of explaining the different ways to approach and take up songwriting, but he also tends to pull your creativity out of you.I bought this book hoping it would help me make my lyrics more know, make you dig more to reveal the idea and point the song is trying to bring across.The songwriter's handbook wants you to make everything simple and clear.Besides that, this book is a goody.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Reading March 15 2010
By Bill Jacobson Internet - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a singer/songwriter, this book provides me with refreshing and humorous inspirations for the next songs that find their way to my writing space. One has already found it's way as a result of this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very memorable March 9 2011
By JPS - Published on
Format: Paperback
I checked out this book from the library. I keep thinking about things I found out through the book, and I've checked it out a few separate times. Once it is available for Kindle, I will definitely buy it. I've read just about every book on song writing that the library had to offer (some of the more boring ones I had to just skim), and this one is my favorite. I really like the way it is written, and the examples the author uses. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet March 23 2008
By Fire Water - Published on
Format: Paperback
This Book is Short but oh so Sweet.
The little tid-bits of information and ways of how to go about putting words on paper that can set, at some times the world on fire, is straight from a man who has been there and done that...
I recommend it if nothing more than amusing your muse.
Great Work Tom!...