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Huge props to the Gearslutz Gods for providing this forum! This is a thread to post rough demos of songs, for critique NOT of...

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cjogo 1 minute ago
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a 'finished' demo thread which would include comments on performance. This would be for demos which are intended to go to...

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Poupou 3 hours ago
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People have been asking for a Songwriting Forum for a long time! kfhkh

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HSA7 22nd February 2014
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Anyone know what kind of organ Al Kooper is playing on Dylan's "I Want You?" Very specific sound, and I don't know that...

Paul Einhaus
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Paul Einhaus 1 hour ago
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It's a new video platform called It has decentralized hosting so videos cannot be downloaded/pirated and on top of...

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Jose 4 hours ago
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Hi guys, do you know any contemporary songs which are using variations of the 60s-like uptempo beat you find attached? I'm...

Carsten Kaiser
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Carsten Kaiser 19 hours ago
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I'm lost. If this is s hit then I can just move on. Please tell me..

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staticwhitesound 1 day ago
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Hi guys. I'm a bit lost as to a few chords I chose to use in a UK 2 Step garage thing I am working on. I originally settled...

red tape
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red tape 2 days ago
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Hello during practicing sessions. I may discover some cool ideas I want to record and work with latter. I don't want to launch my...

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MikeHarper 2 days ago
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Hi, one of my songs is a remake of the song 'Hello' by Adele. The music composition is completely different and 100% originally...

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newguy1 2 days ago
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It's a tune I created a few months ago that doesn't really fit into any category that I know of. I tried it on Music Xray and...

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newguy1 2 days ago
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Hello, all - Please take the time to read and fill out this survey from The Copyright Alliance regarding proposed increases in...

John Eppstein
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Brent Hahn 4 days ago
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This thread is a time machine constructed for the purpose of revisiting and reimagining the 1980's songwriting scene, an...

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Herr Weiss 6 days ago
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Hey guys, I would like to know what is your most used process of writing a song, for instance: first I begin with the idea of...

Magic Music Box
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Dr. Mordo 1 week ago
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Hi there! I have a simple question that may possibly have a complicated answer. What do you call an old track that is newly...

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theblue1 1 week ago
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Re pop songs that just repeat four chords for the whole song (more or less), without any transitions to different chord...

Carnalia Barcus
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gradivus 1 week ago
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I love how his songs sound like poems, it has a lot of passion. It’s almost like an Shakespeare play. Any advice on how to...

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Carsten Kaiser 1 week ago
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On my computer, I have multiple folders for different projects. One of which is labeled "BS". In this folder, songs are...

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bill5 1 week ago
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I cant figure out how to write a bass line with few notes, repeated through a whole song without judging it as too simple. In...

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WDM 1 week ago
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Hey all, I almost went the entire month of July without a new blog post, but finally posted one yesterday. This one is about the...

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top40 1 week ago
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it's a skill, not inspiration

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hhamilton 1 week ago
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Hi fellow slutz, how about discussing some books, which are inspiring or even changing our work and thinking as songwriters?...

Carsten Kaiser
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Carsten Kaiser 2 weeks ago
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I'm a singer/guitarist/bass/keys player who likes all types of music, but my favourite style and chosen direction at a given time...

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Snail 2 weeks ago
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I put together a tool for finding chords to try in a given key. Give it a try and let me know if you find it useful or if you...

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Carsten Kaiser 2 weeks ago
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Any recommendations? I know there is at least one in Gotland Sweden Gotland International Songwriters Retreat - Home |...

von spets
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Carsten Kaiser 2 weeks ago
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How to Write --- "A broad nibbed stubbed pen " --- A hit every time kfhkh RULES from the 20's

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bill5 2 weeks ago
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More so a vent thread... I recently got into listening to Max Martin instrumentals, and they are literally in some superior far...

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hello people 2 weeks ago
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Music and dance go hand in hand and this goes back to the beginning of the human race. When we would be putting a set...

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theblue1 3 weeks ago
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Not saying terrible, but songs which you know or feel are just kind of "eh" right out of the gate. You may be thinking...

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Boydbob 3 weeks ago
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This may be a better sub-forum for this! I need to know what key this song is in; for a work situ'. Can anyone...

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yosserten 3 weeks ago
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A Painless Death by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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bainmack 3 weeks ago
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I've never been a big lead (guitar) player but really want to be able to play lead in the style in this song (the solo in...

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MartieFuncum 3 weeks ago
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When recording yourself, how does your environment look like, how does it feel? A couch or a chair? iPad or an old school...

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jerry123 3 weeks ago
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Morning fellow noise-makers! I wanted to share this over-long song with you guys for a few reasons. I wanted to know if you...

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littleeden 4 weeks ago
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Hi all, I recently put out a new song and am looking for constructive feedback. Objective opinions would be much...

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jimmyhots 4 weeks ago
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I have managed, in the course of the last ten years when in between clients, to create an eleven song record of my own music. ...

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steveschizoid 4 weeks ago
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I have managed, in the course of the last ten years when in between clients, to create an eleven song record of my own music. ...

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steveschizoid 4 weeks ago
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Let me just start by saying that I am aware that the best way to know the struggles of playing an instrument is to actually play...

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Sharp11 4 weeks ago
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Yo, This is my latest release! I typically produce and write for other people, but I wanted to release this one for myself....

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CX3Music 4 weeks ago
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Carry On by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Somasu 10th July 2018
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Hey everyone. I was wanting to get some opinions from folks on their preferred method of building a song from start to finish,...

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Spectralgeth 9th July 2018
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Hi all The most common issue I run into as a producer/co-writer is artists who settle for sub-par lyrics. Have you guys got...

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theblue1 7th July 2018
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After studying for some time this issue(432Hz vs. 440Hz) I came to the conclusion that: 1. Most producers(99,9%) have no idea...

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12ax7 1st July 2018
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I pose this question respectfully to those who thoroughly know and enjoy his music. Any suggestions and specific song examples to...

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Bob Ross 29th June 2018
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Looking for a vocalist and topline writer to sing and write on produced tracks. Can work together on writing. Mostly work on pop...

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fynyxnation 29th June 2018
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Hi all, I recently posted another article on Top40Theory--this time about Bebe Rexha's new single, "I'm a Mess", and...

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top40 29th June 2018
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Probably not the right forum, but didn't see a better option... I play keys and sax in a cover band. Nothing serious, we...

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Joeywhat 25th June 2018
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Hi Folks In the attached interview at around 10.45sec Arnthor Birgisson (who worked with Max Martin for 5 years) states words to...

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Spectromatix 22nd June 2018
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I know I shouldn’t be playing a bass through a guitar amp but I never bought the guitar. My question is about the sound of...

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Barrabus 22nd June 2018
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Composers write music. Producers don’t write music. Producers major job duty is too supervise and oversee. Like a project...

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Sagicorn35 20th June 2018
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Thevegasnerve 20th June 2018
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Hi all. Part of my effort to step outside of my songwriting comfort zone involves trying to learn songs that sound unconventional...

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Carnalia Barcus 19th June 2018
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Hey guys Please tell me what tips you would like to give to younger yourself. What kind of things would you do differently...

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newguy1 19th June 2018


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