I’ve been working on this book for all of 2018. It was conceived in 2009. It’s over 200 pages now. I’ve yet to put the videos and audio together, which shouldn’t take terribly long…. I’m hoping to have this out by late 2018… but realistically, it’s probably going to be out in spring 2019. Just to make sure everything’s perfect with it.
I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve showed the 170-page proof (the book above) to several local friends. I’ve showed the PDF to a couple people, as well.
This is definitely the first of its kind… as it focuses mostly on indie/alternative songwriting, and basic pop/indie music theory and arrangement stuff. The book also includes Piano/Guitar songwriting/playing Crash Courses. Insane. Tons of videos and audio examples (available exclusively to my patrons at Patreon). At the $5/month level, you’ll have full access to all the video and audio content, plus tons of other extra stuff (behind-the-scenes, etc). Also at that level, you have access to every original song I plan on putting out, from fall 2018 onward (several months before it’s available on Spotify/itunes)… plus, tons more other exclusive stuff.
The book will likely be only $25. It’s full-color throughout and I am self-publishing it through Amazon. It will be available in all local (Philly/NJ) music stores that sell songwriting books, as well as a few in Portland, Maine, thanks to a couple new friends, and in Fort Myers and Naples, FL. I’m hoping to expand the reach even more.
Also, there will be at least 25 playlists on Spotify, featuring all of the songs talked about in the book (by genre), plus an alphabetical list of every single song discussed…. AND another list, organized in alphabetical order by artist…. fucking insane. Insane.
Just wanted to make a formal announcement about it… a pre-announcement, I suppose… when it’s fully ready, I’m going to go nuts, promoting it everywhere I can.
Thanks for listening/following/digging what I do.