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        ISBN 9781453835661  218 pages

  • Easy-to-follow charts and diagrams

  • Introduction, index, list of song references

  • Easy Section and Chapter organization

  • The most comprehensive analysis of all the elements of songwriting to date

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--Songcrafters' Coloring Book Home -- Order Your Copy Here    -- Introduction
--Table of Contents -- Recommended Reading -- Songwriter Tools (articles)
-- Anatomy of a Song  (chart) -- Level 3 Critique Sample -- Roles in the Life of a Song
-- The Fundamental Choice  (chart) -- Song Map Sample -- Quotes and Reviews
-- Listener Response Matrix (chart) -- About the Author --  Four Fader Song List
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