The list author says: "I have always believed that becoming a multi-instrumentalist was key to becoming a well rounded Musician. When I researched the modern/contemporary era of musicians/songwriters I found that this hypothesis was correct; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, Prince, Mike Oldfield, Brian Jones, Stevie Wonder, John Paul Jones, and many more. The more I researched, the more I became fascinated, and finally threw myself into learning other instruments. Being a guitar player my first task was to learn the piano; this then continued onto the bass, drums, synth programming, and learning composition and eventually how to use computers to compose music. It's been an interesting journey of about 2 years, but well worth it; apart from being my own band, I am able to collaborate and function better within a band evironment; in my current band I am the singer, and also play guitar/keyboards, however I have at my disposal a whole new world of music opportunities."
"This book will help you along the way to formally learn the fundamentals of music theory, how it works, and how to understand it; you will be able to converse to any other trained musician in the language of music."
"This books shows that we're all human, and that songwriting is not a science, it's an art; but an art you need to work at. A gutsy and honest look at songwriting, with some great interviews along the way."