Wayne O. Chase eBooks
Wayne O. Chase was educated at the University of Alberta in the arts (music and English literature) as well as the sciences (experimental psychology, biological sciences, physics). Chase spent half a dozen years as a researcher in several areas of health before switching to the music industry in the 1980s. Since then, he has worked as a record producer, session player, writer, and instructor in songwriting, music production, the music business, and recording arts.
Chase's acclaimed book, How Music REALLY Works!, is the result of 25 years of deconstructing (“reverse-engineering”) the best, most enduring songs of the world’s greatest songwriters. The book makes accessible to all musicians, for the first time, specific details of the musical and lyrical techniques consistently used by the masters of popular music, and how they differ from the techniques used by "ordinary" songwriters and performers.
Chase also is a leading authority on the identification, measurement, and analysis of emotional meaning in language and other media. He invented a related technology (Connotative Intelligence), and holds five patents in the field. His expertise in this area informs the lyrics section of How Music REALLY Works!, 2nd Edition.