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New Article - Keeping A Song Interesting

New Article - Keeping A Song Interesting Keeping a song interesting is not as easy as it might at first seem. For example, how do you stop listeners getting bored and switching off? What can you do to help hold the attention of listeners until the very end of a song? Will varying song structure help? Would changing song arrangement and instrumentation be enough? What effect can be introduced during song performance? Will the song lyrics make a difference? This article helps to explain the v

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New Article - A Guide To Song Forms - Aab Song Form - 12 Bar Blues

A Guide To Song Forms - AAB Song Form - 12 Bar Blues AAB Song Form, also called 12 Bar Blues Song Form is one of the main traditional song forms. Both names are regularly used by songwriters to describe this song form. This article explains the fundamentals of AAB Song Form, and provides examples of AAB Song Form being used in popular rock and blues songs. Read the full article by clicking on the following link: A Guide To Song Forms - AAB Song Form - 12 Bar Blues

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New Article - A Guide To Song Forms - Ab Song Form And Abc Song Form

A Guide To Song Forms - AB Song Form and ABC Song Form AB Song Form and AB derived Song Forms are the most popular traditional song forms. AB is also called Verse/Chorus Song Form, either of which names are used by songwriters. One common, modern, derived song form is VERSE-CHORUS-BRIDGE or ABC Song Form. Directly derived from AB Song Form, ABC Song Form introduces a 3rd "Bridge" section. This article will explain AB Song Form or VERSE-CHORUS Song Form, ABC Song Form or VERSE-CHORUS-BR

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Lyrics Contest - January 2013

Its a new year and a new contest. The topic or the "phrase" for this month is: "The day gave way to the night gradually with her every footstep. " PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY AS EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM COUNTS http://forums.songstuff.com/topic/26833-monthly-lyrics-contest-rules/ Voting opens on December 26th Jan! Voting will close on 31st Jan! Commenting on a song before voting is closed is NOT ALLOWED. ALL ENTRANTS MUST VOTE! For the f

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Song Contest - January 2013

This challenge will be a SONG FORM based challenge: The song form that must be used for this challenge is AABA, or an AABA derived song form. PLEASE READ THE CONTEST RULES, THEY WILL BE STRICTLY APPLIED Voiting will be opened on 25th January. Voting will close on 30th January. Commenting on a song before voting is closed is NOT ALLOWED. !!!! ALL ENTRANTS MUST VOTE !!!! ****************************************************************** Please read the

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New Article - A Guide To Song Forms - Aaba Song Form

A Guide To Song Forms - AABA Song Form AABA is one of the more popular song forms. Popular songs often follow one of the traditional song forms, or one of the song forms that are derived from one of the traditional song forms. These music forms are generally made up of a number of sections that may or may not be repeated with the same song. This article focuses on explaining the AABA song form and it's derivatives. Read the full article here: A Guide To Song Forms - AABA Son

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New Article - Song Building Blocks

Song Building Blocks Songs use a number of common sections. These sections are the building blocks of songs. When discussing song form these sections are assigned letters as labels, but you will be more familiar with their names such as verse, chorus and bridge. This article looks at the common sections, what defines them, and how those sections work together to form a working, popular song. Read "Song Building Blocks" now. Comments Please leave some comments an

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New Article - The Power Of Song Hooks

The Power Of Song Hooks Many songwriters don't understand song hooks, the range of hooks that are involved or how to use them. This article takes a look at the different hooks and explains the importance to songwriters of learning about the different types of song hooks and how to use them. Read "The Power Of Song Hooks" now. Comments Please leave some comments and feedback on this article, and / or suggestions for new articles by leaving a reply below or by replying

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December Lyrics Contest - 2012

We're conducting a lyrics contest just for kicks for this december. All you Songstuffers interested can find more details and the full announcement here: ALL RULES MENTIONED STRICTLY APPLY Closing date for entries: 17th DEC

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Song Contest - December 2012

This "just for fun" contest is for recordings of songs that you have written or co-written. Recordings can be everything from vocal only through to full arrangements, any genre. Read the full announcement topic here: PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY A December Lyrics Only contest will also be announced soon... One entry per member. Closing Date For Entries: 16 DECEMBER 2012

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New Article - Creating A Song Title

Creating A Song Title Creating a song title that listeners will remember is not as straight forward as it might seem. This article explores creating song titles and describes the various important points that a good song title should deliver Creating A Song Title Comments Please leave some comments and feedback on this article, and / or suggestions for new articles by leaving a reply below.

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New Article - How To Create A Great Press Kit Or Electronic Press Kit

New Article - How To Create A Great Press Kit Or Electronic Press Kit The need for all aspects of a band to be of a high quality professional standard has never been more important. This includes those products aimed at fans, and those products aimed at the music and other media industries. One of the most fundamental of those is the Press Kit or Electronic Press Kit (EPK). To help you create an awesome Press Kit or Electronic Press Kit we've pulled together some tips to help you make

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New Article - 10 Crucial Components Of The Band Bio

10 Crucial Components Of The Band Bio The Band Bio is a fundamental part of the band promotional tool kit. Your Band Bio, or Band Biography, is often the first encounter a member of the press will have with a band and first impressions always count. Follow these simple instructions to create an effective Band Bio. 10 Crucial Components Of The Band Bio Comments Please leave some comments and feedback on this article, and / or suggestions for new articles by replyin

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New Article - 5 Tips To Help Your Band Become Successful

5 Tips To Help Your Band Become Successful A useful collection of 5 tips to help you to achieve success with your band including tips to help you grow your fan bases and how to leverage the benefits of one piece of work to many different areas. The same principles apply to success in other facets of the music industry. 5 Tips To Help Your Band Become Successful Comments Please leave a comment! => Please leave some comments and feedback on this article, and /

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New Article - A New Perspective On Writing Lyrics

A New Perspective on Writing Lyrics Starting to write a song can be a tricky business. This article explores approaching the song with the big picture in mind armed with a clear idea of what the song is trying to say, and where it is going. This can all be achieved by asking yourself three key questions when writing a song Read the article now.... A New Perspective on Writing Lyrics Comments Please leave a comment! => Please leave Anthony some comment

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Lyrics - Keeping The Pace

Lyrics - Keeping The Pace A new article inspired by some of the songwriting community posts made by new lyrics writers on our lyrics critique board, Jon Hanover takes a look at lyrical pace and how it relates to a better presentation of lyrics. Click on the link below to read the full article: Lyrics - Keeping The Pace Author Jon Hanover Comments Please leave Jon some comments and feedback on this article, and / or suggestions for new articles, or simp

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Songstuff Back Online

After a pretty nasty fried hard drive and a complete web server rebuild... we're back! A quick note to say sorry for the extended down time but after several problems we wanted to be as sure as we could that the site was stable.

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New Article - What Does "success" Mean In The Music Biz; And How Do I Get It?

What Does "Success" Mean in the Music Biz; and How Do I Get It? How to be succesful in the music biz? It is a question that is often posed by would be stars. Songstuff author Cheryl Hodge looks at what success might mean to the modern musician an describes exactly how she achieved her own success in music. Click on the link below to read the article right now... What Does "Success" Mean in the Music Biz; and How Do I Get It? Author Cheryl Hodge Comments P

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New Article - Using Rhyme To Enhance Your Lyrics

Using Rhyme To Enhance Your Lyrics Using rhyme effectively within your songs is something that you, as the songwriter, are likely to aiming for. In this article Songstuff author Anthony Ceseri explores the use of rhyme within a song. Using A song by Evanescence, Immortal, as an example Athony goes on to break down the basics of rhyme schemes and when you can break the rules Click on the link below to read the article right now... Using Rhyme To Enhance Your Lyrics Author

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New Article - Writing Titles For Your Songs

Writing Titles For Your Songs Choice of a song title is more important than you may think. This article, by Songstuff author Anthony Ceseri. covers key factors in selecting a title and the impact that can have on the success of your song. Click on the link below to read the article right now... Writing Titles For Your Songs Please leave a comment Author Anthony Ceseri Comments Please leave Anthony some comments and feedback on this

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Breathing Exercises

Most singers will have heard of the importance of breathing from the diaphragm, but what does that really mean? This article explains how to breathe properly when you are singing and describes exercises to develop your voice by breathing from the diaphragm. By Songstuff author Ken Taylor Click on the link below to read the article right now... Breathing Exercises Leave a comment below and / or click on the following link to discuss this article about breathing exercises for

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New Article - Aligning Your Lyrical Phrases With Your Melodic Phrases

Does it make a difference how well lyrical phrases line up with melodic phrases? Using an example song Songwtuff author Anthony Ceseri looks at exactly why it matters and explains what we as songwriters can do to improve our own songs. Click on the link below to read the article right now... Aligning Your Lyrical Phrases with Your Melodic Phrases Anthony Ceseri

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New Article - Taste, Not Just In Your Mouth Any More...

Songwriters can sometimes cause offense without intending to. By writing lyrics intended to have a broad appeal this is easy to do. This is further complicated by shifting trends in language. Songstuff author Jon Hanover looks at the topic in detail and explains what he finds. Click on the link to read the article right now... Taste, Not Just In Your Mouth Any More Authored by Jon Hanover

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New Article - 3 Ways To Improve Your Singing Range

A great first article for Songstuff by vocal coach Ken Taylor discusses three simple and effective ways to improve your singing range while at the same time addressing some common vocal issues. To read the full article just click on the link... 3 Ways To Improve Your Singing Range Ken Taylor Please show Ken some love by replying to the topic link with some feedback on 3 Ways To Improve Your Singing Range: 3 Ways To Improve Your Singing Range Discussion and Feedback

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New Article - Songwriters - Learn How The Position Of Your Lyrics Can Change What You're Saying

Learn how the position of your lyrics can alter the meaning of what you are saying. Anthony examines how to position lyrical phrases within your music so that the message you are trying to get through to your audience is the message they get. Songwriters - Learn How the Position of Your Lyrics Can Change What You're Saying Author Anthony Ceseri Comments Please leave Anthony some comments and feedback on this article, and / or suggestions for new articles, or si

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