Old 7th October 2003, 09:02   #1
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Have you ever tried writing a song ?

Lyrics or music or both ?

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Old 7th October 2003, 09:17   #2
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I've actually composed music on my PC. I was a MOD tracker, two or three years back, but have given up due to increasing college work. Nothing original though, basically remixing existing MOD tracks (thanks to the MODPlug community) by altering the Tempo, Pitch, Sampling, Effects etc.
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Old 7th October 2003, 20:26   #3
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Tried to make tabs to some songs on bass that I couldn't find on the internet...

As for my own? I've played some stuff I've made up, but I can't write/tab them down on paper...

A very close Japanese friend I knew a while ago once said to me "Watashi no koto wo oboeta, onegai shimasu...Yakusoku?"

I forgot his name though...
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Old 7th October 2003, 20:52   #4
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I've recorded 23 albums in my "home studio", mainly between 1992-5. They're all on cassette. Johnny Marr once boasted he could write a song in 20 minutes, I can write one in 15.

Nowadays I'm content to listen, rather than compose. I'm 32 now and the 'crap at the end' rule applies.

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Old 7th October 2003, 23:40   #5
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I've never tried to write music. I don't even think about trying. It's way out of the picture for me.
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Old 8th October 2003, 00:37   #6
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23 albums? Whoa. What type of music is it?

I once tried to write a song, but kept thinking of lines from other songs and nothing original.


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Old 8th October 2003, 01:45   #7
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I can't do lyrics at all. I've written a few songs just with guitar though, never did tab them on paper though.

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Old 8th October 2003, 02:46   #8
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I make some nice techno and other electronica music, but I can't write songs for shit besides that.
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Old 8th October 2003, 07:37   #9
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I've recorded 23 albums in my "home studio", mainly between 1992-5. They're all on cassette. Johnny Marr once boasted he could write a song in 20 minutes, I can write one in 15.

Nowadays I'm content to listen, rather than compose. I'm 32 now and the 'crap at the end' rule applies.
Is there anyway your music can be heard ? I'd love to.
And what is this 'rule' you mentioned ?
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Old 8th October 2003, 10:16   #10
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The rule is, you mellow with age and lose that cutting-edge. I took 2 years out of work (1993-94) specifically to write songs. It was a great time. *sigh*. A young musician without a care in the world.

I'll have to convert some albums to MP3 soon, they'll be losing quality on the cassettes. I owe it to my past self.

Are you writing any material then 'seer??? I'd carry on but being a family man I haven't got the time any more.

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Old 8th October 2003, 11:45   #11
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I've sometimes been tempted to try to write lyrics but never really did, guess having no musical talent doesn't help
I've started messing around with Fruity Loops lately, who knows, maybe that will give something
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Old 8th October 2003, 13:15   #12
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I usually have someone I know tell me if I wrote something lyrical and can be changed into a song.

Hidden Tears by Lee

Well I try to understand your hesitations
And I try to understand your reservations
You asked me to read your diary
It was full of blank pages
You asked me to hear your song
All I heard was silence

You tell me to keep on trying
And I do
But I just can't seem to get through
To the other side of you
Tell me your deepest desires
Show me your hottest fires
Tell me your greatest fears
Show me your hidden tears

Have you tried to understand my frustrations
Do you think you know my motivations
You offered me a cigarette
It was only paper
You gave me a glass of wine
It was nothing but water

You Tell me to keep on trying
And I do
But I just can't seem to get through
To the other side of you
Tell me your deepest desires
Show me your hottest fires
Tell me your greatest fears
Show me your hidden tears

Well, I try to understand your trepidations
And I try to understand your apprehensions
There are secret depths within your heart
You guard them fiercely
Is that why no one since
Has touched you quite as deeply

Yet, you tell me to keep on trying
And I keep on trying
But I just can't seem to get through
To the other side of you

Maybe one day
You will fill the empty pages
Your songs will echo through my mind
Maybe one day
We will share a smoke together
While we turn that water into wine
Only then will you reveal
What you now conceal
And you will finally let me through
To the other side of you

Tell me your heart's deepest desires
Show me your passion's hottest fires
Tell me your spirit's greatest fears
Show me your soul's hidden tears.

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Old 8th October 2003, 14:50   #13
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wrote about 100 songs on all subjects you can think off - in 1992 i divorced the bitch and to get back at me she burned all my photo's of my childhood and several personal item - and yes all my songs nicely sorted out by title -missed it but had to be a hell of a fire

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Old 8th October 2003, 14:56   #14
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You poor bastard!!!

Ah well.

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Old 8th October 2003, 18:31   #15
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im writing songs at the moment, cus im making a band (hopefully) with my friend nat, called the Epilectic Salmon i've written 10 so far, in about 2 months.


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Old 8th October 2003, 20:15   #16
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Epilectic Salmon??? No one can say it's unoriginal.

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Old 9th October 2003, 03:25   #17
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I used to make songs with Impulse Tracker, and ancient DOS technology, but honestly the only one I could understand except MTV Music Maker. Since getting a new PC that's NTFS, my old IT prog doesn't work right. I wanted to shoot the fucking thing.

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