Dean Friedman 2016 - 'The Songwriter's Handbook' Published




American recording artist, Dean Friedman, has written a ‘how-to’ book on songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, a step-by-step guide to writing your own songs, for aspiring songwriters everywhere.


            With ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, Friedman presents a funny, informative, thoroughly practical and easy to follow course on how to write your own songs. Using examples from well-known songs by top songwriters, as well as his own catalog of international hits, Friedman explains the basic structure of songs and explores the art and practical craft of songwriting in clear, easy to understand language.


            The Songwriter’s Handbook’ offers rare insight into the minute-to-minute songwriting process from the perspective of a chart-topping songwriter who has been hailed by critics, and fans alike, as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation. Friedman is best known for his chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine, McDonald’s Girl and his classic album, “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’. He also composes soundtracks for TV, Film and Virtual Reality Video Games.


            The book release coincides with a 40+ city UK/Ireland/France concert tour and features appearances at the Brighton Fringe Festival (27, 28 May), Great York Fringe Festival (22, 23 July), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (10-21 Aug), the Acoustic Festival of Britain (4 June), and including a 2-night run at The Pheasantry, London (2, 3 June).


            Based in New York, Dean Friedman enjoys a loyal international following, tours regularly and conducts Songwriting Masterclasses at universities and music conservatories around the world including L.I.P.A. [Liverpool Institue for Performing Arts founded by Paul McCartney] and London's Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.


            The Songwriter’s Handbook’ is available via, in paperback or ebook, at the following link:  


            You can download a review copy of 'The Songwriter's Handbook' at the following link:


    [not for pubic distribution]


            Friedman’s recent tours continue to garner rave reviews: “Every song in this show is a classic.” (London Theatre Guide), “With his mix of jaunty ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the folk/pop troubadour of choice.” (Scotsman),Songsmith Extraordinaire” – (Music Week), “Stunning Musicianship” (HotPress) , “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!” – (ThreeWeeks)… are just a few of the superlatives used to describe his unique and original talent.


Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his 30 year recording career, including familiar radio hits, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his more recent CD’s.



Concert Tickets, plus Friedman’s CD’s and Books, can be ordered via Friedman’s website at: 


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 For more info contact: Steve Schwartz