Long-time London based, Scandinavian SongWriter and Musical Entrepreneur bySaabye has written a new and innovative Technique Book on the Art of Modern SongWriting in the Age of Streaming anno 2020. It’s a complete guide on how to, using only the Technique, to write one, more often two Songs within a One Hour Session, a 60 minutes focused effort putting down ideas for Verses, Choruses and eventually Bridges that can be assembled into complete original Songs tailored for today’s highly impatient Streaming audiences.
The Technique is based around 10 Approaches that summed up cover the full SongWriting cycle. They centre around Chord Extensions and Chord Progressions, how to go about composing TopLines (Melody) that are interesting and focused Lyric Writing. On top of that the Book introduces the concept of a ToolBox with Tools and a list of Rules ‘Never to Forget’, so to not make the same mistakes again and again.
These elements are at the core of the Technique. There are over a hundred Examples, both as Illustrations with both FretTabs and Scores, and as Audio Clips played on simple Piano, as BackTracks and early Song Pilots.