#1 International Best Selling Author & Songwriting Coach
"I love inspiring people to follow their hearts and express the songs inside of them. Leading The Song Creation Workshop with Taylor Abrahamse and doing private songwriting coaching has been an exciting way to witness people learning new ways to express themselves creatively through music and words." - Signe
Signe is a professional songwriter and musician, performing her original songs and recording for over 10 years; writing songs for over 20 years. She released three solo and band albums, teaches songwriting in Toronto, between cross-Canada tours and is author of the #1 international best selling book, "The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song."
The Song Creation Formula
7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song
This book is for people who've never written a song, as well as songwriters looking for new inspiration. In "7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song", you'll have a step by step guide to write your first song or write a song in a new way, breaking your old patterns or habits.
Signe interviewed her favourite songwriters, asking them about their writing process and what inspires them. Now you can learn from their years of experience creating songs that inspire people. This book includes interviews with influential Canadian songwriters - Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Greig Nori (Treble Charger), Oh Susanna, Jeremy Fisher, Kat Goldman, Luke Doucet (Whitehorse) and Craig Northey (Odds).
ThatChannel.com Interview on Liquid Lunch (Nov. 12, 2015)
Signe Miranda performs & discusses her book & music & performs
106.5 Mountain FM Canmore/Banff Interview (Sept. 9, 2015)
Signe Miranda's Song Creation Formula Tour
SOCAN Article (March 26, 2015)
Write Songs More Easily With New Seven-step Book
A Journal of Musical Things (Alan Cross) (March 20, 2015)
Are You a Songwriter? This Book (Featuring Canadian Songwriters) Could Help
Metro News Toronto (November 25, 2014)
Let Your Soul Sing: Toronto songwriters launch #SongCreationChallenge
106.5 Mountain FM Canmore/Banff Interview (July 22, 2014)
Signe Miranda's Song Creation Formula Tour
"Occasionally one comes across a ‘How-to’ book that is impossible to put down and this book is one of them. I picked up this book at a songwriting workshop, started reading in the subway on my way home and did not put it down until I finished it about two hours later. Not a long read, it’s about 130 pages. What I enjoyed about the book is the author’s style of writing; it is poignant, to the point and easy to understand. She has a good flow of words and ideas woven in her writing.
The songwriting process is also brilliantly supported by insights into the songwriting experiences of other artists, including Jim Cuddy, Kat Goldman and Jeremy Fisher. It’s sort of a “Day in the Life of…” There is also a useful chapter by Taylor Abrahamse on common chord progressions for guitarists and pianists. If you’re ever thinking of sparking your creative process and writing a song, even if you have never written a song, I recommend that you get this book. You may just surprise yourself."
- Thiru, Toronto, Canada
Chord Progressions: The Other Side of the Story
If you purchased a copy of the book, you may be here to find the extended version of the chapter, or you may be here to pinpoint where in the song each progression appears.
Find the 'Extended Chapter' and 'Chord Examples in Detail' documents here: download PDFs.
Songwriting Coaching & Workshops
The Creative Leaders: Lead With Your Song
As a songwriting coach and trainer, Signe provides an environment for you to connect with your creativity to become a creative leader in your life and business.
She leads workshops tailored specifically to the needs of those who want to take control of their creativity and experience the freedom of expressing themselves powerfully through music & performance.
Signe leads songwriting workshops; and through her company, The Creative Leaders, does private & group songwriting coaching and workshops.
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A portion of the proceeds goes to Start2Finish, a Canada-wide running and reading program that empowers kids to succeed and become role models for change.
The Song Creation Formula is now available here:
TORONTO: Long & McQuade (925 Bloor St. W. @ Ossington), Sonic Boom & Soundscapes.
ALBERTA: The Bookstore on Perron in St. Albert, The Viewpoint in Lake Louise
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"As songwriters our mission is to transform fine energy in it's pure form of potentiality into a medium that can be perceived with our senses. We simply allow ourselves to become vehicles for creative energy. To do this we need tools."
- Chris Birkett (Grammy & Juno award-winning producer, songwriter & musician who has worked with Sinéad O’Connor, Bob Geldof, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Steve Earle)
"It’s a valuable thing, anything that makes it unintimidating and says anybody can do this if you just follow a few steps."
- Craig Northey (Odds)
“You're not born knowing how to paint, knowing how to play an instrument, knowing how to write songs. It’s a process.”
- Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)