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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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Zyzygis 33 minutes 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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cjogo 1 day 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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Hello there, would appreciate some of your tips for songwriting, please! 1. what comes first music or words? 2. do you...

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theblue1 1 day ago
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Sorry not sure what else to call it or how to describe it.....basically it's when you hear a turn of a phrase or something...

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theblue1 1 day ago
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Hi! So I have been thinking about this for a while and also had a chat with my manager about it as he had the same impression....

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s wave 1 day ago
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Hi all, This week I took my first crack at making an infographic - about pentatonic scales and why they are so prevalent in pop....

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Raaphorst 2 days ago
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Once in a while, I stumble across cover versions of songs which are so different from the original they are basically their own...

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bill5 2 days ago
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bill5 2 days ago
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Got a music theory mystery which I could use some help in decoding. Say we are making a song in the key of D minor. That...

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Dave Polich 2 days ago
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All of a sudden it struck me, this song doesn't really have a chorus, does it? To me it's more like verse, bridge, breakdown,...

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bill5 3 days ago
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Hey good people of Gearslutz, just wondering if anybody here is nocturnal like me and how they deal with the problem of volume...

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Paratriplel 3 days ago
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I would like members of the Community to give their opinions of Rap Music... I am fully aware of all the negative connotations...

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EvilRoy 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 4 days ago
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Hello Everyone, Apologies if a thread like this has been made. Anyway, I've been learning and making music for the past few...

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terrible.dee 5 days ago
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Hi all, I just wondered if anyone else on GS likes writing chords, harmony etc. As it’s come to my attention that very...

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creegstor 5 days ago
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I am continually reading on music theory and I came across something that puzzled me. Let's say you have two chords in your...

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Pali 1 week ago
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Hello all this is my third single would love to hear thoughts on the final track and...

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Val_Verrel 1 week ago
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I've been writing songs for 44 years now, and I have never once uttered the term 'yeah' in any of them. Just wondering who...

johnny nowhere
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Grumblepig 2 weeks ago
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Why do you create song and music? This is an interesting topic and would like to know why you do it? I do it for a variety of...

s wave
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s wave 2 weeks ago
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Macsearcher 2 weeks ago
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Hey! Does anybody have insight on the everyday life of top40 producers? I am having trouble creating pop tracks that are...

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BlackBackDrop 2 weeks ago
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I went around for years saying, "Oh, my influences are far too expansive to list." Until some time ago, I realised that...

johnny nowhere
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bkbirge 2 weeks ago
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Good morning slutz! What’s your take on TuneCore’s publishing administration services? Do you know or think it’s a waste of...

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Sagicorn35 2 weeks ago
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I mentioned this song in another thread just now, and it triggered me to post here about the timing and sound of the vocal...

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Chevron 3 weeks ago
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Slutz, what are the chords used in the mellotron part of Cryptorchid? I can't figure this out for the life of me. :facepalm: Your...

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xjustforlulzx 3 weeks ago
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With digital production becoming so widespread, at what point can we no longer separate the concept of copyright for a written...

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newguy1 3 weeks ago
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Fear by Somasu | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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Somasu 4 weeks ago
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Hi Can anybody recommend any decent songwriting contests to enter? I have been looking at: UK Songwriting Contest -...

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ardis 4 weeks ago
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Hello all, I found a great article and thought to post it on GS. The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest...

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geob 4 weeks ago
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Hey all! A few days ago I decided to write a blog post breaking down the chorus of one of the biggest hits of this...

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top40 4 weeks ago
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This seems like a pertinent spot to put this info on GS. Want to make money then you need to understand the biz including...

joe sixpak
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s wave 4 weeks ago
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I need some drums to fill out demos for the people I record. I usually did this myself, but it was stressful since I'm not a...

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PeterP_swe 19th March 2019
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I am looking for a distribution platform that can offer both streaming and digital store sales, with the ability to select which...

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Holden Sandman 18th March 2019
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As I am unfairly banned from the "Post Your Rough Demos' thread, I decided to give my opinion anyway. I do hope I am not...

Herr Weiss
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Seattle 17th March 2019
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Hi Can anybody recommend any decent songwriting contests to enter? I have been looking at: UK Songwriting Contest -...

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LouieLouie 16th March 2019
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I’m not sure how you would describe it, we write a lot of country but wanted to try not to follow all the normal well trodden...

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Pip 16th March 2019
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Hi, I am wondering about the songwriting team in the Bad seeds, that is to say Nick Cave and collaborators. After all, Nick...

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Eggiebertus 15th March 2019
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I don't think I've ever been able to re-record a really rough demo and make it better 'emotionally' if you get what I mean? How...

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cwillms 14th March 2019
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untitledyesterdaymessed.wav - Google Drive I dont know what I was thinking. I had to fade the wav after about 30 seconds....

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mark1971 14th March 2019
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Do some of you just write down lyrics before you have a melody or instrumental? I was told you're supposed to have an...

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bill5 13th March 2019
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Hey guys, I don't know if this is the right section to post this question (extremely basic stupid question) in but i mainly...

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PillsInfinity 13th March 2019
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I wrote this song back in 2014, and now decided to finish it, mix and master. I'm an amateur singer, so sang how I felt it, what...

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Springformband 12th March 2019
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Awful and "cheesy" lyrics, but the sentiment remains. What I'm trying to get at is using the olde saying "Out of...

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pquinn 12th March 2019
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Sharing my new song with you. if you wish to give your opinion, welcome. Apollo 13 by Dani Ryan | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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funkyfuncker 12th March 2019
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Started writing songs a while ago for a CD project. Mostly love songs. All based on the relationship with an ex. Then, the ex...

Rob Coates
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Rob Coates 8th March 2019
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I've decided not to continue with this thread. Please delete.

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TEMAS 5th March 2019
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liv4ree 5th March 2019
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Hi Fellas, when it comes down to composing, or songwriting, im aware that there are plenty of approaches. A drummer for...

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s wave 4th March 2019
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I'm kind of out of my element for the songs I'm having to produce for this singer-songwriter. I scouring for popular tracks that...

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johnny nowhere 4th March 2019

Guys, I've been learning to play guitar, and I'm beginning to feel the spark to make music that I had years ago. I have a few...

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Brent Hahn 4th March 2019
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Just thought I'd start a thread where we could discuss methods you use when...

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Carnalia Barcus 4th March 2019
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Hi! May anyone suggest where I can hire a Lyric writer for commercial song? Please give me links (popular sites ) for this...

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s wave 3rd March 2019


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