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  1. Help Me Please! :D

    So I roughly created this chorus to a song I'm interested in creating in about 3 hours. I'm pretty new to making music (so don't yell at me about no mixing lol) I am currently at a stuck point. I made this melody, and I REALLY REALLY like it. I have some chords and drums. The problem is I don't think the melody fits the BPM. It may not be the BPM but something just doesn't sound right. Maybe the drums are too fast for it. I don't know. That's why I wanted some of you geniuses to help me! What should I do differently? Here is a link to a video of my project.
  2. Get Me Down

    Hello! So, I'm working on a song called 'Get Me Down' and I have had a time working on the production and mixing on this one. I think I'm close, but I could probably use some better mixing of the background vocals, and I hear a few weird things. I'd like to know your thoughts and would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
  3. Saunton Sands

    Hello, I've not had much free time lately, too much crap going on. Then last week my uncle died, and weirdly a melody popped into my head...so I made something of it with memories of our childhood summer holidays at his house, at Saunton Sands. I think it's strangely almost happy for the most part... about as happy and bouncy as I've ever done anyway... I'm not planning on changing the song, it's still a case of 'do I like it, or not'. I'm not feeling done with the mix, and maybe not the arrangement. Any thoughts very welcome. Previous version - https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/sauntonsands/s-N2ECS Did a couple of edits for the latest version - https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/saunton-sands Words - Summer is a bungalow Not far from the sea Happy is the home Of Ron and Valerie The golden fields are blazing to Seasons In The Sun And the Band On The Run Saunton Sands here we come It seems a thousand miles away In the backseat of my mind But the backseat is fine It’s my brother’s and mine Saunton Sands here we come Saunton Sands here we come Rolling with the surf there is a Single blue light And the crickets play all night Blue Velvet songs From Sandy Lane To the bluest waves Feels like California sun But with skittles in the pub Saunton Sands here we come A spirit walk Along the path Chilling with A loving laugh The moonlit sky Deep velvet blue Here comes the night And dad’s there too Full of love
  4. Princess - Synthpop

    Here's a song I have been working on lately. Let me know what you think would make it better. Thanks! Verse 1: Back’s against the wall and you are Nothing but a spectator Can’t drown out that self doubt, now Just relax and settle down, now Why did’ya come? Pre-chorus: They’re watching me, watching you, watch me They’re watching me, watching you, watch me Chorus: Bottle label princess in you Picked apart, in a sundress Verse 2: Building up your little castle As your bottle comes unraveled Walling out the spectators Can’t drown out that self-doubt, now Just relax and settle down, now Why did’ya come? Pre-chorus: They’re watching me, watching you, watch me They’re watching me, watching you, watch me Chorus: Beer bottle label princess in you Picked apart, in a sundress Verse 3: Looking out at all that you aren’t Clutching at your only comfort Nothing but a spectator Watching all the spectators Can’t drown out that self-doubt, now Just relax and settle down, now Why did’ya come? Version 1 https://soundcloud.com/josephinethehorse/princess Edited version:
  5. LoFi Dance Rock

    Hey Everyone, I haven't been on here for a while, but I've been doing a good deal of songwriting and am excited to listen to some of your songs and write some critiques again. Any critiques of this song would be a great help! About my song, the mix isn't great and the vocal track needs some cleaning up (sorry for the mouth noises), but that stuff will come after it's fully written and recorded more carfully. I'm thinking I'll have a real drummer and bass player come in replace the programmed drums and my sketchy bass track, does that seem like a good idea or do you like what I have? Thanks! Lyrics: Bear in mind my shitty rhyme scheme Go ahead and say what you mean In my head my words don’t come off Nearly as first grade as they seem Cause I’ve been wasting my time And now I’m wasting your time, you’ll see Unrelenting words cementing My own elementary school dreams, what does it mean? I almost hope nobody listens Maybe then I’ll get off scot-free I doubt it but we’ll see Cause I’ve been wasting my time And now I’m wasting your time, you’ll see This is evidence that I've been wasting my time
  6. So here's a track I made yesterday for the fun of it. I don't know much about the modern rap stuff so I watched a few youtube vids before making this track. Is there anything I should adjust in the mix/arrangement, like is the bass and kick loud enough? Thanks in advance, Ken https://soundcloud.com/imken-2/hiphop_track-masterattempt1/s-8PMeC
  7. Well, this is what I came up with this afternoon. The birds and slight road sounds aren't sound effects by the way, I just caught them from outside while recording the guitar and decided to keep them. Simple tune, I didn't have much time. Maybe I'll expand on it...not sure... Any feedback welcome. Added a new part and reduced the repeat on the end part. Does it work? Another update 10th March, now including some bass. https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/distant-cars03/s-IO7C4 UPDATE WITH SHREYASI https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/distant-cars08lessverb/s-3fNeZ Words - Evenings cold On the stone With my feet In the road Counting hours Wanting more Counting hours It’s a dream for the few Close my eyes to the truth It won’t be long Until the night It won’t be long Feel it in the sound Of distant cars The empty roads cold Waiting for Golden lights Golden lights Arms open wide Hope through fear All those years behind the tears Let’s go home Graceful love Painful love In the evening glow It's getting late and the world is waiting Mistakes are made In the evening glow Evening's cold On the stone With my feet In the road It won't be long Until the night It won't be long
  8. Hi all - I started this yesterday morning as I was going to do a hip hop track to post up for Aloproductions. It kind of took a different route and then I thought about the track @Steve Mueske posted recently with the short different parts woven together and decided to try something like that. It's not as technical as Steve's track, as I am so far away from that level, but felt there was something interesting in this. So, looking for some feedback on all aspects of it - I feel like it needs something else in there, something big near the end, but any suggestions and critique would be welcome. Cheers https://soundcloud.com/moodman-1/glass-08032017-1621 Okay - I purchased Ozone 7 Elements today and wanted to do a quick comparison of the same song, but with one of the master presets. I tweaked it slightly and this is it - it was the Electronic preset. Let me know what you think of the difference and does it feel like a mastered track? I should add I lowered the stereo out volume by 5.5db prior to mastering and reduce the threshold in Ozone so that the Loudness wasn't ear splitting, which is why they both sound about the same level. There are other plugins on this track, which help to boost the volume of the overall track - this is more for the clarity and whether you can tell there is a difference. https://soundcloud.com/moodman-1/glass-master-09032017-1413
  9. Thanks for the critiques so far, guys! I'm gonna temporarily close this thread while I work on the vocal melodies. I'll be back, once I have some new developments to share with you all. Thanks, Ken This is a rough track idea I started working on, today. I was looking to make a vocal melody for a lyric but one thing led to another and I somehow ended up with a track idea. It doesn't have a bridge right now but so far there's a verse/pre-chorus/chorus/verse/pre-chorus/chorus section. I would like to know whether it sounds too dated, to you? Any and all critique, please. Thanks! Ken
  10. Love Is Dead

    Hi guys I've been dormant for quite some time but managed to write a new song that's been bugging me for some time. I'd like to know what you think about the song in terms of : 1. lyrical content 2. structure 3. style 4. chord progression/ melody etc and what elements could be added to it to give it a fuller sound. I really enjoy playing it but want to know if it needs more work. Thanks in advance. Lyrics are as followed: You say after all we're just friends And it stabs like a dagger left of my chest Volcanic eruption in my head You say after all we're just friends I hit the table, you turn your head This is nothing like you said Tell me how your love is dead Love is dead Sinking deeper in the ground Outta sight, outta sound Don't do this to me now You drew your curtains long ago I sat upfront for your peepshow I never knew, never knew You had it in you You drew your curtains long ago Played me like a fool Was I just a tool I never knew, never knew You'd tell me how Your love is dead Love is dead Sinking deeper in the ground Outta sight, outta sound Don't do this to me now You say "Of all the things I could've done Loving you was so much fun But forgive me darling when I say You're not the one, not the one" And I say "Of all the things I could've done Loving you was number one Believe darling for you I'd move the sun, move the sun Move the sun" You say after all we're just friends And it stabs like a dagger left of my chest I never knew, never knew You'd tell me how YOur love is dead Love is dead Sinking deeper in the ground Outta sight, outta sound Don't do this to me now http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/268758676
  11. How To Write A Song

    Here's an indie musician's guide to songwriting by my band, Pitch Feather. We write, record, produce and promote our own music (and now, videos). We love to compose, arrange and produce songs, and thought we could share our method with the rest of you aspiring songwriters. Happy songwriting!
  12. Hi everyone Although guitar is my main instrument, I've written a short piece for the soprano ukulele! I hope you enjoy it please share your thoughts, I would love to improve it Jon www.youtube.com/user/jonhydeguitar
  13. I signed up June 23rd but its been so busy Im just now getting back on .. Not completely certain that I "officially" introduced myself so... Here I am! Interested in learning about who is who out there and barriers in the world of songwriting, recording, technology etc. Hope to be able to contribute - if not .. certainly learn! PattyBWS http://www.backwoodsrecordingstudio.com/studio-rates-services/song-arrangement-melody
  14. Building Songs

    I'm constantly seeking out songs I used to enjoy way back when. Recently I wanted to perform a cover of Poco's Call It Love I've got a good but not great ear when it comes to transcription. It was pretty easy for me to figure out the guitar parts however it fell apart when I tried to sing and hold onto one of the guitars. It didn't fall apart because of my singing or choosing a single guitar to isolate and play through. It fell apart because there wasn't enough going on to support the song. In days gone by I'd say no problem. I'll break it all down and suss out parts to my band mates....or I'll break it all down to individual parts and record them. I neither have band nor patience for that now. I'm curious on the level of dedication others bring to the larger craft of songwriting. I see many dedicated lyric writers who aren't afraid to take several drafts before moving on to the recording process. Elsewhere I'm somewhat disheartened at the lack of dedication going into the actual arrangement. It's like they have the belief that it's a one shot and either hit or miss. Which I think is a terrible way to treat a song. They set themselves up for disaster rather then success. So my question is how dedicated are you to the entire process including the arrangement? Do you go the extra mile and set up a strong backing arrangement with proper fills or do you try to cram it all into one instrument?
  15. Broken View

    Ey Guys, This is a song I write for the drummer of my (ex-)band. He broke up with his girlfriend and asked me to write about it. http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11794331 Curious to hear your critique. Lyrics: Broken view There is this Island I lived on I was making plans Based on the beauty of my view One rock in the sea To stabilize, to complete the sea The real world is a dream world on the shore Broken rock A broken view There is nothing on the shore The view just stays the same for years Lights shine on the shore The rock is blocking all my view The distance’s coming close The time goes by, the rock stands still Trust? The dream world is a real world on the shore Broken rock A broken view Alcohol is on the shore
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