Post your FIRST POST here to introduce yourself, and afterwards to welcome new members.
Strictly NO MUSIC LINKS, OR LYRICS. The "Introduce Yourself" board is about YOU. Don't worry... you can let us hear works in progress on the critique boards, and finished work in the Musician's Lounge and the Showcase Board.
Includes lyrics, instrumentals, full songs, recording, production, and cover critique for music creation and other creative arts critique such as poetry, artist / band artwork and photography, and music video production critique.
Created a Sort-Of music video today. I wanted to play around with record Video + Music in combination. It was a pretty fun project, and I'm definitely doing it again. I guess you could call this "Practice" for editing real MVs together.
For anyone who saw the 1 minute vid I posted last week, here's an edited version it.
My new software finally arrived yesterday...Adobe Elements. All I need now is to figure out what I'm doin'!
Figured I'd start with something simple, like this. From what I can tell, very cool software!
Hey Dek, another cool song idea from you. The intro totally captured my attention and then the song kept it all the way, solid song idea man. I can't give feedback on the mix due to my, temporary, left-ear problem(swimmer's ear). Just really wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this song very much. 👍
I wanted to share a song with you guys that really was an exercise in melody writing.
I do a tonne of songwriting exercises to keep my melody writing as good as i can be, and this is one of the ways i do it.
Essentially, i'm going from Major to Minor the whole way from E to E. [ie, E-Am / F-Bbm / F#-Bm etc] and changing the vocal melody for each revolution.
Obviously with this chord structure, the song never seems to 'resolve', i'm totally aware of that, but that's due to the chording.
Anyways, i thought i'd share because, if nothing else, it's an original idea. The lyrics might also be relevant to you musicians out there
"Music" is also, always, "a [human ...] performance." (In fact, maybe that's what it most-truly is, and always was.)
Although (US ...) copyright law allows you to express "your intellectual property" in as little as a lead-sheet, the true magic comes in actual performances – with or without singing. (And, you are entitled to protect recordings, too.)
Hi Monostone, I really enjoyed this tune. I won't go about the mix or the level of reverb used.
The thing that really calls my attention is that you said you don't know what the lyrics - "words" - mean. You said that they probably mean something. So, what's the point of writing them? Why didn't you go just for la la la's or instrumental?
I think lyrics are a very important element for a song, they have to tell a story, even if it is cheap and common; or abstract, cryptic or surreal. However, the songwriter must know what the intention, message or moral is.
The songs never stop running through my head. I grab the Voice Recorder app on my iPhone and warble them into the microphone as often as they come to me. Then, I strive to use the rest of my modest computer's prodigious power to do something with them.
First and foremost, it is a personal journey. I am content to do it, if necessary, only for myself. But I find that some of the songs resonate with other people, and I've even managed to make a few dimes. I don't think that I could possibly stop writing songs, even if for some insane reason I ever wanted to. While I would love for Publisher's Clearing House to show up at my doorstep with a stupendous check, just like anyone else would, I have come to prize my daily encounters with The Muse. She is a difficult master.