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Here you will find articles and opinions from us and other members. As the site grows we hope to lay a foundation for all areas of songwriting mostly focused on beginners and anyone looking for new techniques to the craft.
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The Anatomy Of A Song

Posted by Jonny Lipsham on November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is an article I put together that discusses the structural aspects of a song:

Anatomy Of A Song

 

 

Song Title:

The title of the song is very important; think of yourself as a salesperson who needs to pitch a product and the title as the name of that product. You would want your title to be memorable and fitting to the theme of the song. You should also highlight your title by placing it within the lyrics of the song.

Title Placement:

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The New Power of the Home Recordist

Posted by [email protected] on October 29, 2015 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Recently, someone asked about what the user target was and where was Presonus actually marketing to. I decided to make my reply the focus of this blog entry and hope for some opinions.......

 

I personally think the whole "User Target" discussion is a bit silly. Anyone can use it, from any Professional to non-professional angle and you can produce just as good a sound and quality level as any Pro Tools system.

 

Any opinions or feelings after that are all ego...

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Songwriting

Posted by [email protected] on October 28, 2015 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Is there a right or wrong way to write a song? Some say yes others say no but ultimately the listener decides what is good.... To them anyway. Songs, poetry, stories and even simply rhyming phrases are all forms that can be used to write songs. And songs need not have lyrics. Instrumentals can sometimes be accused of not being songs of looked at as incomplete, having no lyrics. But needless to say, they are just as much a song as anything else. So don't feel you need to be able to write lyric...

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