ODIE BLACKMON > The Craft of Writing Hit Songs

Blackmon is not only a great song craftsman and hit writer, but he's also an accurate, understandable communicator of the songwriting process and its flow . . .

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Blackmon is not only a great song craftsman and hit writer, but he’s also an accurate, understandable communicator of the songwriting process and its flowLabel: INDEPENDENT
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Blackmon is not only a great song craftsman and hit writer, but he’s also an accurate, understandable communicator of the songwriting process and its flow. Songwriters who are aspiring to be professionals in some capacity are in need of a visual, interactive tool like this DVD, and it hits the mark on many levels. The casual vibe allows for a kind of one-on-one intimacy, and Blackmon plays and chats about some key crafty measures that make a song most appealing to the target artist and those on his/her team-simple but significant concepts like ensuring that the verse melody and the chorus melody are totally distinctive, branching out to a drum beat or a keyboard (if you’re primarily a guitarist) to make sure you’re considering the creation from all vantage points, and the thought process that goes into tackling both male and female demos and alternative genre/production values. Good stuff for the Music Row legions.


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  1. odie i’m so happy for you. congrats on yet another success. i’ve watched the makin’ of this and the time and effort spent. you are to be admired. thank you for continual inspiration ode.

    your friend.

    tommy polk

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