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Has anyone written their own songs?
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Also, one doesn't have to actually refer to something "real" in one's life when writing a song, or when creating any type of art.  One of the greatest modern poets about romantic love was Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), and yet she was a recluse who hardly ever went out, never married, and as far as we know never had a romantic mate of any kind.

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Funny Paper said

Also, one doesn't have to actually refer to something "real" in one's life when writing a song, or when creating any type of art.  One of the greatest modern poets about romantic love was Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), and yet she was a recluse who hardly ever went out, never married, and as far as we know never had a romantic mate of any kind.

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Well, that's true; I've given many tips, and also put relationships for my cartoons between the lead characters and I haven't had a real relationship in my life (except for that 13-month far-away thing, which was great but painful at the same time).

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I write almost obsessively. I always carry a notebook with me because my weirdest and most 'creative' ideas pop without warning. I'm mostly into writing poems, probably because I tend to push myself to develop any idea into a song, but it stubbornly comes out as prose, so I suppose the two things meet halfway in the end. The melodies don't come as randomly, but whenever I feel like playing and get myself next to a guitar or piano, something comes out. I have a friend who is the most creative person I know, and he'll just ask me to play two notes, or a simple riff, and he'll make up a real song around that. A really good song, too, at that. I might post something if I ever get around recording it :)

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I also only have a keyboard. I'm waiting to get a guitar soon, so when I learn the chords (which won't take long at all thanks to the internet) it should be good to play both of those in the song. It's hopefully going to be an electric guitar, so I could do some rhythm and lead. I do have a couple of pitfalls, though. Firstly, I don't have a bass. I'll try and get one after my guitar since it can't be that hard to use. Plus, basses are cheap since nobody wants basses (I kid, I kid. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Anyway, I could just steal Paul's Hofner for a fraction of the price). Second pitfall is, I don't have a drum kit. I could always borrow Ringo from the Rock Band multitracks though. Finally, my recording is really, really crap. I've got a HD camcorder, though, so I could just record using that and extract the audio.

(Oh, and @IveJustSeenAFaceo, it's a tribute song to Buddy Holly, I swear! Ignore the use of the word "Girl". It's from that time he became a woman. a-hard-days-night-george-10)

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Ive thought about stealing Ringo too, but it just doesn't feel right. I like to know I've created something, which is why I don't like software instruments like keyboard drums and that's even much more authentic than stealing Ringo's tracks.
Even if its acoustic you can still play lead, but if you're a beginner, electric is probably easier. I play rhythm and lead on my acoustic (not usually in recordings though) because I carry it around everywhere and I'm not just gonna sit there, wherever I am, playing rhythm. That also helps build calluses, playing lead on heavier gauge strings that bend less easily. But you don't need to worry about that if you're beginning.
Basses aren't as easy to play as you think, you have to be really good at guitar or lean bass well on its own. Just because it has four strings doesn't make it that much easier. The strings are obviously much thicker and playing feels a lot different.
Either way, good luck getting all those instruments and learning to play 'em. That should be fun.

Hold on one second... I thought it was a tribute to Chuck Berry, now it's Buddy Holly? Hmm suspicious... a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-john-3a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Spoilers, sweetie.

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Well, from what I've gathered, it's musically a tribute to Chuck Berry, but lyrically a tribute to Buddy Holly.a-hard-days-night-george-10

Anyway, as a bass player, I can confirm bass is not just guitar with less strings. There's a way different sense you need.

Oh, and nice reference, River.

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I can confirm that Buddy Holly is indeed female.

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MrMoonlight said
I can confirm that Buddy Holly is indeed female.

Here is the Image to prove it!

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That website Annadog posted is fun to play with.  I created an abstract piece just clicking random notes which they translate into piano sounds:

http://www.noteflight.com/scor.....e97e09cb65

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Funny Paper said
That website Annadog posted is fun to play with.  I created an abstract piece just clicking random notes which they translate into piano sounds:

http://www.noteflight.com/scor.....e97e09cb65

You need to make it public it say I don't have allowed to see it

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Thanks Annadog -- let me try this:

http://www.noteflight.com/scor.....6d1eecfd9f

(I still can't figure out how to rename my files there.)

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I'm trying to lay a backing track for ''If I'm Gone'' as well as a guide vocal track to have an idea how to sing it. Kind of like a demo; I'll try to post it over here.

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TheOneBeatleManiac said

I'm trying to lay a backing track for ''If I'm Gone'' as well as a guide vocal track to have an idea how to sing it. Kind of like a demo; I'll try to post it over here.

Looking forward to it! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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Looking forward to it! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

I just fear that it will sound similar to the song that inspired my song or any other song that is on the same key as mine.

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I come up with a lot of instrumental ideas and riffs, but I don't usually develop them very far. My dad is a classical guitarist (and I am aggressively anti-classical) but he's a really good composer. He's put out a few original albums and I actually really like them, because he's got these grooves in his music that are so original and clever. Not to brag too much a-hard-days-night-george-10

I do have a totally different approach to music than he does though. I taught myself guitar pretty quickly, even though I could have just asked him to teach me, and I'm still not sure why I didn't. And I don't read or write music (much to my dad's annoyance) 

His name is Stuart Weber, if you care to look into him. 

So anyway I have all the tools to write good music, but I haven't come up with anything really worth developing yet. 

And then theres the issue of lyrics. All my lyrics tend to be about love. But its hard to keep them original if you choose such a common subject. Like sometimes I'll come up with a really good line, and then realize it was a lyric from a totally different song I had floating around in my head. 

We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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I've written millions of songs, going from different genres/styles, some are dark and some are happy :P and some are inbetween

Some are stories, some based on my life, some love songs and some songs about morals etc

I'd rather not share them with the world until I'm in a band though, which should be soon as I'm going to a music college in about a year or two

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Mimi said
I come up with a lot of instrumental ideas and riffs, but I don't usually develop them very far. My dad is a classical guitarist (and I am aggressively anti-classical) but he's a really good composer. He's put out a few original albums and I actually really like them, because he's got these grooves in his music that are so original and clever. Not to brag too much a-hard-days-night-george-10

I do have a totally different approach to music than he does though. I taught myself guitar pretty quickly, even though I could have just asked him to teach me, and I'm still not sure why I didn't. And I don't read or write music (much to my dad's annoyance) 

His name is Stuart Weber, if you care to look into him. 

And here is Mimi's dad, Stuart Weber, playing "America The Beautiful." This video shows his artistic, flowing fretboard style, and the video itself is gorgeously framed. Mimi, I'm glad I took the time to find this; Your dad is really an expressive musician, and a pleasure to watch and listen to. (And you should listen to your dad and learn to read and write music. It is a beautiful language, and it will surely make your songwriting better.) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTz0KOMRxRc

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Very nice, Mimi's Dad!  The tone of that guitar is really nice, and the interpretation of the classic, very cool.

Mimi, you might think about collaborating with someone who's good at lyrics (find your Bernie Taupin to your Elton John, so to speak).

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I've tried recording my song again, but I see the problem: the song requires a quiet tone of voice, which in turn requires a much more sophisticated microphone (and perhaps also sound system) than I have.  But I may put it up here anyway, in the spirit of "what the heck"...

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