Keys to being a song writer?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by mikej89, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:53 PM.

  1. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    This is what I'm in the middle of trying to do - but it's proving difficult to do totally sober.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    If it came out of you it is still in you.
     
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    a feel good song
    catchy
    evoke a memory
    makes you want to move your body
    play on words cutsie stuff that relates to the above
    and a known working musical template

    you might have a hit...
     
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    I just told myself that after all the years of learning cover tunes, I should have enough musical knowledge to write a "decent" tune. As always my playing and writing is a personal challenge, although I would love to have written a royalty making hit tune or two. Although I never did try to sell anything.
     
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    In classical music for sure, like Sonata, Canon etc. But these rules were also broken, you can argue that possibly the most popular classical piece of all time, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, isn't actually a Sonata form.

    Pop music is about tension/release and repetition, repetition.
     
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