Try free for 2 months

  • How to Write One Song

  • By: Jeff Tweedy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.
How to Write One Song cover art

How to Write One Song

By: Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
Try for $0.00

AUD $16.45/mo after 2 months. Renews automatically. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $17.00

Buy Now for $17.00

Pay using voucher balance (if applicable) then card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

There are few artistic acts more mysterious than writing a song. But what if a shift in perspective - and some practical guidance - could overcome that mystery? Anyone wanting to experience more creativity and mindfulness will be inspired to do just that after listening to How to Write One Song

Why one song? The difference between one song and many songs isn't a charming semantic trick - it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S Songwriter can seem daunting, but when approached as a focused, self-contained practice, the mystery and fear subsides and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. 

How to Write One Song brings listeners into this intimate process - lyrics, music and how they come together. It's equally about the importance of making creativity part of your everyday life and of experiencing the hope, inspiration and joy available to anyone who is willing to get started. 

©2020 Jeff Tweedy (P)2020 Faber & Faber Ltd

What listeners say about How to Write One Song

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    52
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    46
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    47
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Inspiring….

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and learnings on how to write one song Jeff. It is a wonderful toolbox of tips and tricks that I can apply to my own jumble of “mumblings and scribblings”! You’ve inspired me to continue the journey.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Insightful look into the hard work and genius of the Wilco front-man

So great to have Jeff Tweedy explain the process that he uses to write songs and provide an insight to the discipline required to become a prolific as he is.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Insightful, emotive and much more than a “how to”...

Tweedy demonstrates the mindset, process and character of a songwriter. By unravelling and anticipating challenges like insecurity and creative dry spells, he paints the writing of one song as an entirely human experience. This intimate portrayal speaks to the resilience of a creative spirit and the importance being there for one another.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

tweedy is great

tweedy tries to make us artists, its beautiful, its kind, and it inspired me to write.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Songwriting

Jeff Tweedy has written a book that is most helpful. Great listen for anyone who has wanted to be a songwriter/lyricist.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thoughtful and inspiring

I’ve listened to this a couple of times now and I know I will listen to it many times more. It’s a perfect balance of informative and inspiring.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent book

Beautifully written, helpful and encouraging for everybody who appreciates the creative process our wants to learn about it.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

profound

insightful and straight from the heart, for anyone developing their craft. Shared experience based on hard earned wisdom

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Inside look of songwriting

Provides an inside look from a songwriter who has been there and done that, provided some interesting techniques.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

So good

I really, really loved this book. It was great to have Jeff read the book. Highly recommended.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.