This book by Jeff Tweedy, the frontman of acclaimed rock band Wilco, is a guide to songwriting that is both inspiring and instructional. Drawing on his own experiences as a musician and songwriter, Tweedy offers advice on everything from finding inspiration to developing one’s musical style. He also discusses the creative process behind some of Wilco’s most popular songs. Along with revealing insights into the art of songwriting, this engaging volume provides readers with an intimate look at the life and work of one of today’s most influential artists.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to write songs. Jeff Tweedy offers advice on everything from finding inspiration to developing one’s musical style, and provides insights into the art of songwriting.
- Tweedy’s advice is both insightful and instructional
- It provides an intimate look at the life and work of one of today’s most influential artists
- The book is engaging
- The author writes in a very casual, informal tone that can be difficult to follow at times.
- The book does not offer much in the way of concrete advice or instruction.
- It is somewhat dry and dense, and may not appeal to all readers.
Learn more about the author
Jeff Tweedy is the founding member of Wilco and has written songs for films such as I’m Not There, The Achievers and Mono. He was previously a guitar technician for Uncle Tupelo.
“Tweedy’s wonderful book is a great introduction to songwriting for anyone who has ever wanted to write a tune, but it also offers plenty in the way of valuable pointers and personal insights for those with more experience. This ought to be on the shelf of any musician.”
“An insightful, introspective guide to songwriting from one of the country’s most respected artists.”
“This is a must have for any songwriter. Jeff Tweedy’s writing style is both personable and instructional, making it easy to understand the concepts he discusses while still providing valuable information.”
“This book is amazing. It’s the perfect mixture of instruction and inspiration, and it really opened my eyes to the songwriting process.”