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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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Unclenny 2 hours ago
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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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wagtunes 17 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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Apparently I have greatly underestimated the potential profits from writing a hit song. Never thought that you can become a...

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Neal_Sabel 12 hours ago
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This is the kinda thing that it seems that everyone goes through in their own way, and is still a massive difficulty for me even...

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thehightenor 16 hours 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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creegstor 20 hours ago
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Hey, I am part of a new startup out of Sweden for stock music. We are currently looking for contributors to join the team, the...

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pyramidtracks 21 hours ago
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What songs came to you?

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Noisewagon 1 day ago
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Hey im new to this forum and i would like to seek help because i am somewhat confused on how melody is created. I know how to...

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xamatsni 1 day ago
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Something like Jodeci's "Im still waiting" or "forever my lady"

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Neal_Sabel 2 days ago
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What steps do you take to avoid unknowingly using bits of songs you've heard in the songs you're writing? I wish there was a...

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Arseny 3 days ago
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Digital Scars, Digital Scars by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Owen L T 4 days ago
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Do you guys prefer to write acapella before you have a piece of music or do you prefer to write to chords/drums etc? I've started...

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GinaEllen 6 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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Macky 1 week ago
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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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Chad Sterling 1 week ago
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Hi music theorists, Can somebody help to enlighten me please? Despite playing the violin for many years, and taking piano...

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ttippie 1 week ago
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Could you pls advise? I'm a songwriter with a considerable number of songs recorded by other artists. I'm not a performer and...

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ShadowsOfLife 1 week ago
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Have you ever wondered why 80s pop music sounds so different from pop music made today? I show you why and I explain how you can...

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newguy1 1 week ago
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Hi Everyone I write my own stuff and have always done so, i record all the instruments etc, kind of in the goo goo dolls...

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mudical 1 week ago
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After reading neighbour thread about women songwriters I got interested to find some real life examples from the past and...

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newguy1 1 week ago
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Well we pretty much know who Cardi B is. I had a quick question. With that song. You notice you have a melody, which is being...

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Godson 1 week ago
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Hey guys, I'd like to hear some different approaches to songwriting. My usual approach would be to hear a melody, chords etc and...

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Noisewagon 1 week ago
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Interesting interview.

Herr Weiss
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hhamilton 1 week ago
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the brain of a pop composer when he's making a brand new track from scratch? In this...

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Elkanah77 1 week ago
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Companion by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Somasu 2 weeks ago
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I've been going back and forth about my songwriting with a producer I'm working with, and though for the most part he's pleased...

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newguy1 2 weeks ago
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I'm making a fun song, in South-African English. Only problem is, I'm not South-African. I'm not even English actually, heh....

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Herr Weiss 2 weeks ago
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A couple things i struggle with in my songwriting... I am a jazz guitarist and have written for instruments.... but the stuff i...

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KevWind 2 weeks ago
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Gender inequality goes pop: Brit Awards showcase songwriting's women problem

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UnderTow 3 weeks ago
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I must admit I never really learned anything while using a metronome even though I often am using some kind of metronomic time...

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deedeeyeah 3 weeks ago

mines in no particular order Babyface (captain obvious) El Debarge Mannie Fresh (from 88 -2005) DJ Quik ( on of...

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SOUND BOMBING 3 weeks ago
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Qnique Sincere
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amytriptyline 3 weeks ago
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Chord Progression Survey Hi I made this survey as part of my research project for my music technology course and I'd really...

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bill5 3 weeks ago
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Hello guys!! This is a small clip of my upcoming album named Hakuna Bassata, i will link very soon the links that you can...

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villis 3 weeks ago
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May I ask if it is worth entering the songwriting contests. There are many contests, as can be seen in this list. The ASCAP...

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foldback 3 weeks ago
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it's a skill, not inspiration

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Dave.R 3 weeks ago
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Mine are: Big L O.C. Ed O.G. Masta Ace Lord Finesse Nature Percee P Queen Latifah AZ Big Boi Raekwon Phonte Oddisee Black...

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Frank_Case 3 weeks 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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Frank_Case 3 weeks ago
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Can you share your experience when writing a melody over a pre-made beat? I can write a melody when strumming on a guitar or a...

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Frank_Case 3 weeks ago
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Nanu nanu! Through trial and error I can get a decent melody together, I can hear what works and what doesn't. All well and...

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b0se 3 weeks ago
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newguy1 3 weeks ago
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Hi, everyone -- I'm looking for some distance collaborators out in SlutLand. I write mostly rock/pop. I play multiple instruments...

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dkeatscary 3 weeks ago
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How can I make a melancholy song? Like Partynextdoor- Wednesday Night Interlude of Girl From Oakland? Or SWV's Rain

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Frank_Case 3 weeks ago
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I am reading Dance Music Manual by Rick snowman, and have reached the chord structure section. He says that in a B major scale, a...

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PeteGJ 4 weeks ago
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Does it still apply to minor keys? I understand tri tone sub's in major keys. What if Im in A minor, and play a A#7 as a TT...

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Frank_Case 4 weeks ago
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A SUMMER PLACE final by wkamen | bill kamen | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Frank_Case 4 weeks ago
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I'm not sure how many stores and streamers allow the display of lyrics, but innovative, ultra-cheap, no-frills aggregator,...

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theblue1 4 weeks ago
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Suicide Attempt Number 5 by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud (If you like this song, check out the rest of the EP here:...

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newguy1 4 weeks ago
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Hey guys, I'm the creator of "Mixed In Key" software and the new "Captain Chords" VST/AU plugin. It helps you...

Mixed In Key
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BCProject 4 weeks ago
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I can't tell if i'm in a rut or if the music just isn't flowing thru me at this time. It's not inspiration that i'm lacking, as...

Nick Stedman
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jwh1192 4 weeks ago
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It turns out that getting your music on iTunes and Spotify is really easy. But it also turns out that getting anyone to actually...

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Oxhammer 4 weeks ago
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This is one thing im not very good at. My tracks have too much of a laid-back feel. Theres something im not grokking about...

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Frank_Case 4 weeks ago
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I'm wondering how many lyricists on here can play an instrument Those of you that can. do you find it difficult to come up with...

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Frank_Case 4 weeks ago


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