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Luciana Segovia
post Mar 15 2008, 04:29 AM
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Hi everybody!
I want to give you some tips for writing songs. but There's no only one way to do it! Remember that!!! This is one way that maybe helps.

1) The Beat: You can start in one of two ways, you can alredy have a melody and put it to a drum track or metronome of the appropriate speed. If you have no melody ideas yet you can put on a drum track and just do whatever comes off the top of your head to the beat. Take what you do here, write it down, record it and edit.

2) The Melody: You don't even need lyrics to write a song. Pick the beat you want then just sing or mumble nonsense over the beat and record it. Once you hit upon something start building on that.

3) The Lyrics: If you don't have lyrics already now you just take the melody of nonsense phrases examine them and fit words to them that make sense. Keep in mind even though a rhyming scheme may help, it is not always needed. Song don't have to be poetry.

4) The Structure: Structure can make or break a song sometimes, so pay close attention to this. Whatever type of music it is your playing, listen to how the popular artists of that genre structure, this is a good way of learning it. A lot of Structure comes down to how it feels it should go. In other words, what the listeners ears are expecting. Keep in mind that a good song should build up to a climax that is released in the chorus, and in the chorus should be the main hook that will hopefully stick in someone's head. Structure gives focus to listeners ear, if they can't follow the song the first time, they hear it chances are you have to restructure or start over. Nowadays if you want to write commercial music that sells try to keep your best material under five minutes in length, the best spot is three minutes.
Here is an example of a popular structure. As far as the lyrics are concerned.

Verse
chorus
verse
chorus
break
chorus
end

Finally bringing it to the rest of the group

When you do bring your melodies to the band or group to put the music, sing it how you want to sing it. In the relative pitch you want and tonal qualities. Besides the beat to fall into, the key of your voice is the only other thing the band has to go off of to start filling in with music. But don't be too rigid, tke suggestions. A great song is made when the music is seamlessly married to the singing. Good musician can make up music for a melody that is put to a beat quite easily.


Hope it helps

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post Mar 15 2008, 04:32 AM
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Some very helping information in there Luciana, Well done! smile.gif
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post Mar 17 2008, 10:01 PM
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You are welcome!!!!! wink.gif


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post Mar 17 2008, 11:05 PM
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yeah, that's really important !! Once a singer gives me a track to record the guitars and it was imposible 'cos he recorded his track WITHOUT metronome !!! so that's really really important wink.gif


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Thanks for the Tips Luciana, great !! smile.gif


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Lots of useful things here Luciana,thanks! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Luciana @ Mar 15 2008, 04:29 AM) *
Nowadays if you want to write commercial music that sells try to keep your best material under five minutes in length, the best spot is three minutes.

Last time i wrote a song, it had 8-9 minutes tongue.gif
I guess I am still not famous enough to sell a November Rain or Stairway to Heaven...
Maybe I divide it into parts if ever released...

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I dont know why i didnt do it before, Now its pinned! smile.gif
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awsome luciana this is very helpful
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Awesome Luciana smile.gif
Thanks for sharing, very useful tips indeed!
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