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Has anyone written their own songs?
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22 May 2014
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Welcome Doctor Robert! Please introduce yourself to the forum here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....9/#p117981

Edit: I just listened to the beginnings of a few, and I love the guitar. Ill be sure to listen to them fully later.

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Second Turn Around is a good listen @Doctor Robert  (its the only one i've heard so far). Like Mr Kite the guitar is great sounding, you're voice reminds me of someone but cant think who.

 

Thanks @Mr. Kite for the suggestions of where folk can upload music to.

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Thanks to Mr. Kite and Doctor Robert

Doctor Robert, thanks for your link.  The first song, Tomorrow, has a definite Neil Diamond vibe to it.  The singer has a nice baritone dipping down low.  I'll have a listen to the rest when I can find time later. 

I'm still plagued by three impediments to getting my songwriting oeuvre recorded and ready to be listened to:

1) bad singing days where my voice just isn't up to snuff, which I often cannot predict

2) a poor recording system which only augments the problem of #1

3) not enough time in a day

But I'll keep plugging away.

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Oh dear. Because this has been a very busy week (apart of my birthday and an aunt's birthday) due to school commitments, I have laid only one rhythm guitar after numerous mistakes and finding what pattern I wanted to play (Take 24). But now, I have some free time before getting into school duties again on Monday, so I'll finish my demo for ''If I'm Gone'' song and publish it later today or tomorrow. But if it sounds convincing enough, I'll make it the definitive version. Plus, I have another song I want to give to a friend for her birthday (May 25th), ''Beautiful''.

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Many years ago, I went through a long phase (lasting several years) in which I used this small rinky-dink keyboard that had a feature called "sample" which could sample any sound you made and play it back in a loop (or other ways, like with echo sounds).

Given what has developed in the last couple of decades, I realize this sounds ridiculously low tech.  But I spent literally many dozens of hours (maybe hundreds) creating loops of sound, then recording over that once or twice -- not with a multi-tracking system, but just with a cassette player I had that allowed for taping over. 

Any of the 30 keys on this little keyboard would play back the sound, at different registers depending on the key.  If the key was lower, it would also take longer for the loop, and shorter if the key was higher.  When you held down two keys simultaneously playing a loop, an octave apart, the higher key would be exactly twice as fast, creating interesting dovetailing patterns of sound (similarly a 5th apart, etc.).  Sometimes I used actual clothespins to clip onto like three keys so that the tripartite loop would keep playing, since it was too tedious to just hold the keys down with my fingers for like six minutes.

I created dozens of "songs" this way -- all instrumentals, some sounding relatively musical, others sounding very avantgarde and experimental.  For example, one "song" I created was based simply on a sample of a woman on the radio saying "William Kendrick".  Then I held down one key, then held down successively other keys immediately above or below (very close and clustered, only a half or whole step apart), until like five keys were held down.  The result of five different versions of the woman saying "William Kendrick" at slightly different registers and speeds, over and over, over time created a fascinating effect, sounding less like a human speaking, and more like weird electronic sounds.

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Listening to the Anthology 3 version of Hey Jude, Paul sings two lines:

When I was a robber in Boston Place,

You gathered round me with your fine embrace.

Would anybody be interested in me turning that into a full song? I'm writing a 1966-style song called Revolverso it'd be really nice to do this one too.

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MrMoonlight said
Listening to the
Anthology 3 version of Hey Jude, Paul sings two lines:

When I was a robber in Boston Place,

You gathered round me with your fine embrace.

Would anybody be interested in me turning that into a full song? I'm writing a 1966-style song called Revolverso it'd be really nice to do this one too.

I'd love to hear it. I was messing about on the guitar and I found that those lines worked quite nicely with G, D and Em

G                              D        Em

When I was a robber in boston place

G                                           D          Em

you gathered round me with your fine embrace

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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MrMoonlight said
Listening to the
Anthology 3 version of Hey Jude, Paul sings two lines:

When I was a robber in Boston Place,

You gathered round me with your fine embrace.

Would anybody be interested in me turning that into a full song? I'm writing a 1966-style song called Revolverso it'd be really nice to do this one too.

Because I got it in my head of Paul singing it, I heard a piano melody there, sort of sparse and up tempo. Obviously can't play piano, so I had a strum and came up with this:

 

D                                Dsus4

When I was a robber in Boston Place,

C                                               G

You gathered round me with your fine embrace.

D                                     Dsus4

Had to look back and seen where I've come,

C                                              Am         G

Thought I'd seen and thought of everyone, everyone.

                                                             (Goes into this last "everyone" quickly as to hold G for a full bar)

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