Writing music

Discussion in 'Music' started by Sebbi, May 8, 2004.

  1. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    I just finished writing and recording my first song.

    Also I have started on my second. YAY!

    I'm a bit stuck though. I have tons of poems but I'm finding it impossible to find any that would work lyrically.


  2. charredacacia

    charredacacia Member

    congrats on the completion of the song!
  3. DarkLunacy

    DarkLunacy Senior Member

    Post the lyrics or a link to the Recording :D DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!
  4. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    "Not knowing,
    not being,
    not doing,
    not feeling.

    I just want to dive into the stream,,
    For I am made of water.
    One day I shall dive into the dry ground
    and all will be nourished.

    This will not be today
    or yesterday
    or tomorrow,
    but simply NOW."

    Can I just say, this is the unedited version, this is a bitch to sing so I have an edited version that is better suited to lyrics.


  5. Darius

    Darius Member

    what did you put these words to... I'd be interested in hearing the song. If your shareing ill give you my sn on aol to check it out and give you my opinion.
  6. maryjaneguitargurl

    maryjaneguitargurl I am just like you.

    Chicken send me a song.. PEACE
  7. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    The guitars were fairly gritty: (bass note on the A string) D5, C5, then D*5. All minors. Now how on earth do I explain the rythym.

  8. Velouria

    Velouria Member

    For those of you who write, do you write the music first or the lyrics? I usually just figure out the chords and strum pattern on my guitar, or the music on my piano first, and then the lyrics just kind of write themselves.
  9. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    Good question.

    This is actually my main block.
    I write a lot of poetry, and I write a lot of music but I can never find they can meld very well.

    I've had the same amount of success if I write the guitars to the lyrics than when I've written the lyrics to the music.


  10. sassure

    sassure Member

    For me the music usually comes first, though most of the time I have the whole thing in mind and I try to set down what I have in my head. I've tried setting poems to music, though the result is usually some art-rock prog stuff.....
  11. Sebbi

    Sebbi Senior Member

    You lucky bugger, I wish I could have both at the same time.

    As for dictaphones and notebooks.


    I have never had a moment where I haven't had a note book to hand and I have started recording everytime I practice. When my tape runs out I will go to the computer, put the entire tape on the computer and then just go through it and delete the crap.

    By the way, I couldn't play piano for toffee, always on guitar.


  12. Talowa

    Talowa Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I have tryed to write songs in many different ways. I would start with a melody, or a Bass line, A drum beat. I feel you can start a song in anyway. Its Holding on to a feeling and allowing it to fly. Like a drop of rain on a still pond, changing with One Thought. Peace
  13. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

    if your wtriting poetry, your creating things to be read
    if your writing music, your creating things to be heard

    i usually hum and make non-defined sounds and i then work them into lyrics when ive gotmore of a song worked out. ill work out the theme of the song usually after most of the music is known, caus that way they fit in well

    but yeh i think if your lost, remember that when you sing, various words dont work to melody. i sujest writing music and then writing poetry to go with the melody and colour of the music, instead of vice versa
  14. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I hear music in my head, it's awesome.

    But since I've not even been playing guitar for 6 months, it can take a day or two for me to find the chords that I want :p but it seems to be getting easier.

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