Sing My Song
A Kid's Guide to Songwriting
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
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Award-winning songwriter Steve Seskin has long helped budding balladeers discover the songs within them. Now, in a book based on his elementary school songwriting workshops, he shares the creative process that led him to seven number-one hits, including DON'T LAUGH AT ME.
Through author's notes and songs written with students, Seskin shows readers how to come up with a title, create lyrics and rhymes, and use emotion and imagery Each song appears with an original illustration by a top artist. The accompanying CD, which features this spirited collection of songs performed by Steve and a chorus of kids--plus four instrumental tracks to pair with new lyrics--will inspire readers to put their own feelings, whether silly or sincere, to paper and write a song of their own.Reviews"Schools that teach songwriting or children and adults who want to get started in singing their own songs will be inspired by this cheerful celebration."-Kirkus Reviews
STEVE SESKIN has been teaching children songwriting for five years. He is the author of the Tricycle Press books DON'T LAUGH AT ME and A CHANCE TO SHINE, and many hit songs. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.
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