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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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cjogo 7 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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Karuba 9 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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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 hours 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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Cashmeree 4 hours 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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Karuba 5 hours ago
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Gender inequality goes pop: Brit Awards showcase songwriting's women problem

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Lady Gaia 9 hours 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 12 hours ago
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newguy1 18 hours 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 19 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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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top40 1 day 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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theblue1 1 day 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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top40 2 days 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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Muser 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago
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A SUMMER PLACE final by wkamen | bill kamen | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Frank_Case 3 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 days ago
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Interesting interview.

Herr Weiss
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StepLogik 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

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SMARTGUY 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago
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Noisewagon 1 week ago
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Been wondering about this for a while. In a nutshell, I get the sense that original songwriting and originality in general as an...

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Arr0wHead 1 week 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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Frank_Case 1 week ago
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Here is a track off my latest release ‘Empty Bottles’, recorded with just a keyboard and acoustic guitar at home. Let me know...

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Frank_Case 1 week ago
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I hear some songwriters talk about ideas coming to them out of nowhere. This has never happened to me. Usually I write songs by...

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Frank_Case 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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Ted1642 1 week ago
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Qnique Sincere
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anabelr13 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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Sagicorn35 2 weeks ago
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Let's See Why by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Somasu 2 weeks ago
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Revisited an old song, and since the original version was up on YT ... 2018. Hardware. Vocoder. Fewer...

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badmark 2 weeks ago
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Hi. Lads, What in your opinion is the best website creator to use that will promote your music at the moment. Thanks for any...

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theblue1 2 weeks ago
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Dave.R 2 weeks ago
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Today is the release of my album! Download at my Bandcamp page is free. I’d describe my music as singer-song writer, 90’s...

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dtrint88 2 weeks ago
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I got caught in a thread that closed and wanted to make a slight retraction. I may have said Tidal was criminal or near...

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wetwest 3 weeks ago
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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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just_some_dude 3 weeks ago
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How do I get permission to use lyrics on a website like Genius or an app like Guitar Songs? I think that lyrics on Genius are...

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mwright 4 weeks ago
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Hi all, long time lurker/rare poster here. I'm always excited and interested to hear about how people make their songs, so I...

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Carnalia Barcus 4 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 4 weeks ago
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Hi all, just joined the forum I want to hear about people's songwriting and recording workflows and processes. I have...

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astrocreeper 4 weeks ago
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Isolationist by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Somasu 20th January 2018
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so i'm looking for some good ideas for keeping an 1/8 and 1/16 note rhythm? don't want to use a hi hat. an example of a...

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Owen L T 19th January 2018
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I came across with this website and it made me wonder.. Is this where the creativity and productivity going? Ghost production?...

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newguy1 18th January 2018
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So traditionally, a record label would pay a distribution company to get it's (the labels) music to stores like sam goody, best...

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newguy1 18th January 2018
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Has anyone on the forum written with Max Martin? I'm very curious about his workflow in the studio, and after 18 1# on Billboard...

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fisher price 17th January 2018


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