Online PR News – 14-August-2012 –Satyagraha Publishing has just released its first book, “Instant Songwriting: Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva” by Nancy Howland Walker, which is the ultimate how-to book for musical improvisers and an excellent resource for songwriters. Instant songwriting guides readers with clear, logical and fun step-by-step exercises, from the very basics of putting a song together, to highly advanced song techniques.
Walker has been performing, teaching, and directing musical improv (the art of creating songs on the spot) for over two decades. She has developed curricula and taught the subject to packed classes all over the world, including Master classes for The Second City in Chicago.
“Musical Improv is a very new art form which has exploded over the last 10-15 years,” explains Walker, “I’ve been fortunate to have created and taught courses in it since 1995, when there were only a handful of groups dedicated to musical improv in only a few countries. Now there are a number of groups in most cities around the globe! It’s astounding how far this art form has come and what is still possible!”
Ms. Walker is confident that Instant Songwriting will also be valuable for more traditional songwriters. “Musical improv is extreme songwriting. Songs are composed spontaneously from an audience suggestion. But it’s not just for people who are in the situation of creating a song in three minutes about kiwi fruit. These skills and techniques are great for songwriters to free up their flow and creativity, and discover masterful lyrics and songs just waiting to burst forth.”
Musical tracks are included for each exercise – to accompany the songwriters as they practice and master each step along the way.
Instant Songwriting: Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva is available at Amazon.com and can be found athttp://amzn.to/OsLFss