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Songwriting for Music Therapists
By Betsey Brunk, MT-BC
56 pages
Spiral bound

Workbook takes you through the process of composing songs for use in therapy. Sections are included on writing songs to promote specific goals and objectives, writing with clients about their experiences, and writing songs "on the spot". Ideas for writing melodies, choosing chords, and structuring your songs effectively are also covered.


My Background

Getting Started

The Structure of Songs

  • Basics
  • Phrasing
  • Chords
  • Rhyming

Strategic Songwriting: The Main Stuff

  • Melody
  • Chords
  • Rhythm
  • Jazzing It Up
  • Piggybacking
  • Chords First
  • Complexity

Process Songwriting: A Collaboration

  • Fill-in-the-Blank (The Process|Steps & Guidelines)
  • Starting From Scratch (The Structure Behind the Curtain|A Starting Point|Deeper Lyrics|Finding a Pattern)
  • Songwriting Records

Spot Songwriting- Instant Music

  • The Blues (12 Bar Blues "#1, #2, eight bar blues, 12 bar blues #3)
  • Besides the Blues
  • Tips


Practice Pages


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West Music Store
In school for music therapy
Christina S on Feb 28, 2013
I need this book for a college course. MEMT 196 at KU.
Marsha H on Jan 22, 2012

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