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How to Write One Song

Jeff Tweedy

One of the century’s most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571367221
Date Published
13.10.2020
Delivery
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Summary

A ROUGH TRADE and PITCHORK BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘A guide to rediscovering the joys of creating that we all felt as children.’
NEW YORK TIMES

One of the century’s most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song, championing the importance of making creativity part of your everyday life and experiencing the hope, inspiration and joy that accompanies it.

‘Fascinating.’ ROUGH TRADE
‘Eloquent.’ INDEPENDENT
‘Nourishing.’ PITCHFORK
‘A proselytiser for the act of songcraft.’ FINANCIAL TIMES
‘A smart, funny, relentlessly practical guide.’ GQ
‘Delightful.’ ESQUIRE
‘Incisigve.’ VULTURE

‘A book written by a musician that doesn’t relay autobiographical details in some form of (even loose) chronology is unusual; they typically have their own story to tell and that’s it, good or bad. Writing a book that goes some way to explaining the process behind their songwriting is something else altogether. Jeff Tweedy, in How to Write One Song, achieves this.’
IRISH TIMES

Critic Reviews

An incisive index of exercises and jocular advice for any aspiring lyricist that also works as an empathetic self-help book for anyone suffering self-doubt.

Vulture
Critic Reviews

How To Write One Song [is] a smart, funny, relentlessly practical guide to discovering the secret songwriter within.

GQ
Critic Reviews

[How to Write One Song] is one part manual for composing a song, and one part philosophical inquiry into the human desire--the human need--to create. It's also an easy, delightful read.

Esquire
Critic Reviews

A must-read for experienced songwriters and interested amateurs alike.

Performer Magazine
Critic Reviews

A book written by a musician that doesn’t relay autobiographical details in some form of (even loose) chronology is unusual; they typically have their own story to tell and that’s it, good or bad. Writing a book that goes some way to explaining the process behind their songwriting is something else, altogether. Jeff Tweedy, in How to Write One Song, achieves this as he guides readers into the mystery zone and back out again . . . This is a slim book packed with instructive ideas for amateur and professional alike.

Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times
Critic Reviews

A concise look at how to listen and appreciate.

Kirkus
JeffTweedy

Jeff Tweedy was born in Belleville, Illinois, in 1967. He has been releasing music as Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and Tweedy since 1967.

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