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Has anyone written their own songs?
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10 May 2014
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If you need the inspiration just look around you you could make a song about anything or everything or even a song about nothing! let the things be the song thing

 

The only songs I came up with are instrumentals and not very good or complete 

You should post at least one of your instrumentals over here. Maybe they aren't bad. Like I said above, I think of John Lennon and his insecurity for his songs, and go for them.
I do have an instrumental too, but I only have it written down on Musescore.

OK I have transfured a song onto noteflight enjoy maybe my hot new single Copy of Copy of Copy of Candle one

 

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OK I have transfured a song onto noteflight enjoy maybe my hot new single Copy of Copy of Copy of Candle one

 

Anna, that short instrumental does have something. Maybe following what Funny Paper said, you can develop it even further a-hard-days-night-george-10

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@IveJustSeenAFaceo @MrMoonlight If that's how you guys write songs, my problem is that there's no problem to have... Ill write a song called For No One... Yes! That sounds good!

Maybe a little familiar though...a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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@TheOneBeatleManiac I might try and get something together, if I could just write a good song for the good music Ive written Ill be fine. As for the plagiarism, I can play stuff by ear, so that's a good thing, but because of that sometimes I start with a few chords and it turns into a progression from a song I like because I feel like its supposed to sound a certain way because I've already heard it. I always realize it though so plagiarism is no problem just lyrics.

The first song I have been fooling to record ''If I'm Gone'' has a lot of similitude in the music and vocal phrasing versus its inspiration ''Island Song'' by Ashley Eriksson. That's how I created some of the music for my first songs: they're either in the same key or have a similar chord progression but never both things together because that'll be a total plagiarism.
Still, what keeps me from recording it, it's that I don't play other instruments that I plan to record into the song very well. The only ways I can think of, are playing them all via keyboard or recording bit by bit and mix them for a complete performance, but I feel that neither way are pretty authentic.

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@TheOneBeatleManiac I might try and get something together, if I could just write a good song for the good music Ive written Ill be fine. As for the plagiarism, I can play stuff by ear, so that's a good thing, but because of that sometimes I start with a few chords and it turns into a progression from a song I like because I feel like its supposed to sound a certain way because I've already heard it. I always realize it though so plagiarism is no problem just lyrics.

The first song I have been fooling to record ''If I'm Gone'' has a lot of similitude in the music and vocal phrasing versus its inspiration ''Island Song'' by Ashley Eriksson. That's how I created some of the music for my first songs: they're either in the same key or have a similar chord progression but never both things together because that'll be a total plagiarism.
Still, what keeps me from recording it, it's that I don't play other instruments that I plan to record into the song very well. The only ways I can think of, are playing them all via keyboard or recording bit by bit and mix them for a complete performance, but I feel that neither way are pretty authentic.

Using songs as inspiration is okay, as long as its not downright copying. Look at You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, that's Dylan-inspired, even similar beginning lyrics to a Dylan song, but very different.
That's my problem too, I don't have access to all the instruments I want to use, most importantly bass and drums. I can record the bass using my guitar and lowering it an octave in audacity, but drums the only option is a keyboard which just doesn't feel authentic to me.

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Mr. Kite said
Using songs as inspiration is okay, as long as its not downright copying. Look at
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, that's Dylan-inspired, even similar beginning lyrics to a Dylan song, but very different.
That's my problem too, I don't have access to all the instruments I want to use, most importantly bass and drums. I can record the bass using my guitar and lowering it an octave in audacity, but drums the only option is a keyboard which just doesn't feel authentic to me.

I do have access to them but I don't play them that well; the only options for me using authentic instruments at the moment, are going for either a:
- Beatles approach: mix several takes to create a seemingly single performance (Happiness Is A Warm Gun is a great example as the final song is a combination of two takes: Take 53 for the first half, Take 65 for the second half) or a
- Queen approach: record chord by chord/beat by beat/note by note and mix them for a seemingly single performance (Love Of My Life is the example here; Brian May played harp (which he didn't knew how to play it), recording several tracks playing chord by chord and mix them together).

If I went for authentic instruments I might record guitar and bass with the Queen approach as I am just learning to play guitar but I don't play bass at all, and drums with the Beatles approach as I can play them but I tend to go out of time, or don't hit a certain drum part.

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I negated myself of write love songs because I don't have a girlfriend/wife, but if I have one, I'll surely write lots of them.

Mr. Kite, I'll recommend you to record the songs with whatever lyrics and music you have created. Only be sure to not be plagiarizing something. I am insecure too of my songs music and lyrics, but I think of John Lennon too, who had certain doubts in some of his songs (like ''Yes It Is''), and go for them. Express what you want in your songs.

I don't write love songs because so many great ones have been written before that I'm a little intimidated.

Also, I'm not in a relationship and not interested in anyone.

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