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Who wants to write a song?
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Egroeg Evoli
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11 March 2013 - 5.09am

Wouldn't it be cool if the Beatles Biblers wrote a song together? Who wants to try?

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LongHairedLady
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11 March 2013 - 6.39am

I'll join in, but I don't wanna start.  I'm a chicken shit. paul-mccartney

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greghumphreysART
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11 March 2013 - 2.42pm

I write a little poetry, on the quiet.. but have no idea of applying it to music.

 

Is it a chicken or an egg situation hahaha.. can the lyrics come before the tune?

 

 

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Funny Paper
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11 March 2013 - 7.02pm

I've written lots of songs.  99% of the time for me, I get a melody going with suitable chord changes, then I think of words to go with that melody.

About five times, I took a poem someone else had written and crafted a song around it (one poem from e.e. cummings, two from A.A. Milne, and two from a friend I knew from work many years ago).  Occasionally, I've taken an old traditional folk standard (like "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain") and I added in some of my own lyrics and re-arranged some of the music.

I'm not sure how Egroeg's experiment would work here, with the music part.  One way I can think of is if all who are interested plan to go to the "Paltalk" chat rooms, where they have audio microphone chat capability.

 

 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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11 March 2013 - 10.23pm

LongHairedLady said
I'll join in, but I don't wanna start.  I'm a chicken shit. paul-mccartney

Same here. ahdn_paul_01 I'd say since it was Egroeg's idea, she should get the honor of starting off.

I don't see how the music part could fit in either, maybe a poem would make more sense.

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Egroeg Evoli
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11 March 2013 - 11.09pm

Maybe, if most of us understand notes and things like that, we could discuss chords and notes without actually hearing/playing them. Or we could just write a poem, if you think that will work better.

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Ron Nasty
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13 March 2013 - 12.21pm

I'm always ready to kick in lines or suggestions, but have no musical ability whatsoever. If this is going to happen however, rather than just be talked about, I think someone has to start the ball rolling and see what kind of speed it picks up. That someone should obviously be the person who started this thread.

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Sky999
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13 March 2013 - 4.16pm

mja6758 said
I'm always ready to kick in lines or suggestions, but have no musical ability whatsoever. If this is going to happen however, rather than just be talked about, I think someone has to start the ball rolling and see what kind of speed it picks up. That someone should obviously be the person who started this thread.

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13 March 2013 - 5.23pm

What would be the best way to make this work? Would people contribute lyrics in the thread and a musician send in recordings of melodic and chord ideas to set the tone? I can play guitar, piano and sing, and I've written and recorded a fair few songs, but I don't know if I'll have the time to commit to doing it this way. Plus it would be nice if the musical aspect could be a more democratic process, which can't really be the case on the forum.

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I Me Mine
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13 March 2013 - 5.36pm

So, is each one of us just going to throw in some random lyrics and we're going to make a song out of them? I doubt if that'll work...
Nevertheless, I'm in.

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Funny Paper
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13 March 2013 - 6.57pm

When I was about 14, my estranged father (my mother ran away from him when I was 2) visited for the first time in my life, and he and my brother and sister and I were all sitting around the kitchen table and he proposed a game:  a sheet of paper would be passed around, and each person would write one line of poetry, then fold the paper so the next person cannot see the previous line(s), and so on, until every person had a chance to contribute about 4 or 5 lines.

Having a mischievous streak and already predisposed to avant-gardism at that age, I would use my turns to write lines like:  "Green gorillas play football in the morning sun" or something, hoping to throw the poem off balance.blue-meanie

 

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Egroeg Evoli
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15 March 2013 - 12.22am

I Me Mine said
So, is each one of us just going to throw in some random lyrics and we're going to make a song out of them? I doubt if that'll work...
Nevertheless, I'm in.

a-hard-days-night-george-10

I Am The Walrus worked just fine. :)

Funny Paper said 
...a sheet of paper would be passed around, and each person would write one line of poetry, then fold the paper so the next person cannot see the previous line(s), and so on, until every person had a chance to contribute about 4 or 5 lines.

I've done that before; it's really fun!

mja6758 said
I'm always ready to kick in lines or suggestions, but have no musical ability whatsoever. If this is going to happen however, rather than just be talked about, I think someone has to start the ball rolling and see what kind of speed it picks up. That someone should obviously be the person who started this thread.

Okay!

So... Maybe we could write the lyrics first. Even if we don't manage to create a song, it could still be an interesting poem.

But we need to decide on the topic first.

 

What kind of song are we going to write?

  • Random, I-Am-the-Walrus-style song(29% : 2 votes)
  • A song that actually makes sense and possibly tells a story(71% : 5 votes)
Total Voters: 7

 

 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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15 March 2013 - 12.44am

I think it should be in the style of "I Am The Walrus," I'm better at not making sense than I am at making sense. 

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Funny Paper
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15 March 2013 - 3.49am

unknown said
I think it should be in the style of "I Am The Walrus," I'm better at not making sense than I am at making sense. 

That makes sense.

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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15 March 2013 - 4.05am

Funny Paper said

unknown said
I think it should be in the style of "I Am The Walrus," I'm better at not making sense than I am at making sense. 

That makes sense.

Thanks, I try. Maybe I am better at making sense, but I do prefer not making sense. I can't do that often, though, because people get annoyed, and sometimes confused. 

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15 March 2013 - 5.18pm

unknown said

Funny Paper said

unknown said
I think it should be in the style of "I Am The Walrus," I'm better at not making sense than I am at making sense. 

That makes sense.

Thanks, I try. Maybe I am better at making sense, but I do prefer not making sense. I can't do that often, though, because people get annoyed, and sometimes confused. 

I too have a penchant for nonsensical.  In high school, I did horribly in nearly every class -- except for piano (the classroom consisted of rows of Fender Rhodes electric pianos, each student hooked up by headphones to each one), and one particular English class.  Normally, I was unable to do the assignments for English well.  Then one day, for the school paper, I volunteered to submit a fiction story, and I wrote a completely nonsensical whimsical piece, which the teacher liked.  I wrote a second one like that, and he liked that one too.  He walked up to my desk to inform me I had gotten an "A" on both of them and he asked, "Why is it that when you write normal things, you can't write as well?"

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15 March 2013 - 5.52pm

I would be happy to contribute a line or three!

A suggestion: maybe it would be a good idea to impose a limitation regarding syllable-length? Like say, ideally, try to contribute a line of between 8 and 12 syllables, or thereabouts.

Another suggestion: That if the lyrics are to be weird, that they not be too weird, that they sorta "make sense" in their own way. Like, the way "Man you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long" makes sense whereas "You can syndicate every boat you row" doesn't. If you know what I mean.

Just suggestions, don't wanna be a fascist or a blue meanie! :)

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Egroeg Evoli
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15 March 2013 - 11.44pm

unknown said

Maybe I am better at making sense, but I do prefer not making sense. I can't do that often, though, because people get annoyed, and sometimes confused.

That's how I am, too! :)

 

vonbontee said

I would be happy to contribute a line or three!

A suggestion: maybe it would be a good idea to impose a limitation regarding syllable-length? Like say, ideally, try to contribute a line of between 8 and 12 syllables, or thereabouts.

Good idea.

Another suggestion: That if the lyrics are to be weird, that they not be too weird, that they sorta "make sense" in their own way. Like, the way "Man you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long" makes sense whereas "You can syndicate every boat you row" doesn't. If you know what I mean.

Another good idea.

Just suggestions, don't wanna be a fascist or a blue meanie!

Don't worry, you're not!

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16 March 2013 - 12.09am

Oooo... I think "You can syndicate every boat you row," makes more and more sense as the years go on - in this age where everybody comes out with books, perfume, clothing lines, diets, fitness regimes, etc., etc. Everybody seems to be a brand nowadays that has nothing to do with what they do... but everything to do with making money from things they probably have little to do with.

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21 August 2013 - 5.26am

I would love to throw in some lines. Whereas I, know not a clue on notes/chords.

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