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 Post subject: Inspiration
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:31 am 
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Most all of my song ideas have come up while at the laundrymat! They're invariably in the form of lyrics about girls I have met while working there, or past experiences or simply daydreams--fantasies. My problem now is that I have this folder chock full of lyrics with no music attached to them. There is only one song in all of them which I actually conceived with the beat and music in mind. I usually write with certain attitudes and genres of song in mind for a given composition: generally rock, country, funk, blues or punk. I guess the one apprehension I have about adding music, is that I'll change my mind or not feel satisfied with the marriage of lyrics and music.

On my G, I've been working with a few instrumentals that i doodle with in my spare time while getting to know the machine better. While I have learned some of the basic functions, I still have much to learn.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 1:52 pm 
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Looking foward to your 'concept album' Josh. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Inspiration
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soquel_josh wrote:
My problem now is that I have this folder chock full of lyrics with no music attached to them.


I have a G full of music and no lyrics! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Inspiration
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 3:03 pm 
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mrskygod wrote:
I have a G full of music and no lyrics! :lol: :lol: :lol:


And I've got a head full of lyrics and a G with no music just as josh :lol: .

...who's next?

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 Post subject: Hee hee
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Most all of my song ideas have come up while at the laundrymat!


I dunno, sounds kinda wishy-washy to me. :shock: :lol:















Sorry Josh, it was right there and I couldn't resist. :wink:

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Go wait in the truck Don! :D

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I am washing dirty clothes
You are sitting nearby
Smelling peaches, gum and roses
I would hate to say good-bye

Clothes spinning in the dryer
And my head is spinning too
You are leaving, I am crying
Feeling lonely, sad and blue :cry:


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But since you are my sister
I guess it cannot be
a love I thought would blossom is
legal only in Kentucky

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Two gays can marry, such is life,
And lesbians can too.
But have your sister as your wife?
This stuff remains taboo.

But not for long! And very soon
Be it at midnight, or at noon,
A man would marry cangaroo.
This world has long become a zoo.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:00 am 
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Join our choir of desire
Plug it in, that Fender Squire
see us set this place on fire
Sis' and bro! It's gonna make you higher

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:lol:

Oh, behaaaaave!

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If you have a folder full of lyrics why not post them or make a website and maybe some of us who are in the reverse situation could provide or write some music to go with them.


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Really good idea!

This might solve the problems of lots of people. You should definitely check http://www.globetraxters.com out... those guys (many also frequenting this place) do more or less exactly that.

Peace,

Mic

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The love we shared,
my sis and I
you may call strange
I cannot lie

But we pledged our love
to one another
now our kids have the best of both worlds
an aunt and mother. :shock:

Dr. Jethro Bodeane :lol:


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sirN wrote:
an aunt and mother. :shock:


ROTFLMAO you rascal! :lol:

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I phone my boss this morning, I said, "I can't come to work I'm sick."

He replied, "How sick are you?"


I replied, "I'm in bed with my sister."


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Ba-da-bing :lol: :lol: :lol: !

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Got to remember that one. :shock:

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That's pretty darn sick.

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 Post subject: Putting music to lyrics
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:57 am 
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Hello Josh,

All jokes aside... I took a songwriting class from Paul Reisler last summer at the Lyons Song School. Here's what he does, and I've been trying it out with some success this past year.

1. You the lyrics, or (more likely) just the hook, chorus, or one verse.
2. Stand up, walk around, and say (don't sing) the hook line or lines. Try out different rhythms for it; different spacings between the syllables. Or, in other words, the melody in a monotone; but you're getting the quarter notes, half notes, etc.
3. Then try different melodies. Start low, go up. Start high, come down. Start in the middle, go down then up, etc.
4. Add chords to the melody. Note that there is more than one chord which will work for a measure. For example, if your first line is C-F, try substituting the relative minors. Change it to Am-Dm. Then change it to Am-F. Then try C-Dm. All 4 of those chord progressions would work for a melody that calls for C-F.

Paul said from the start that this is not the only or best way to write a song. It works for him, that's all. Doesn't work for everybody. For others, the music comes first, then they think of lyrics.

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btw I'm back y'all! I moved this summer so the last 3 months have been moving and house repair hell and very little music. But... I now have a place with a sweet basement for a music room, so hopefully all the moving pain will be worth it!

And I'm going back to Song School next week, so you won't hear from me for awhile again!

-Rob

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