How to write a song…


Make a beat
play a simple riff
keep it consistent
Get comfortable
Iron out fiddly bits immediately
Don’t get trapped in playing it forever.
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Find the tempo
Find the Key
Find the bassline
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Write it all down
Stretch it out in blocks of 4, 8 & 16 bars.
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Bring the guitar to work
keep it in the car
Play every lunch time
Aim for 2mins 30secs each track
Record on the PS-02
Burn track to CD
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Play in the car on long journeys often
hum a new melody around the riffs
Introduce vocals.
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Work on the pitch
Get each note dialed.
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Bring back the instruments
Find the balance
Play solidly for at least a week
1 Track at a time
Take time off work (holiday, sick or whatever)
Re-record
Clean up
Be Happy
Put it away
Forget about it
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Do it all again.
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/////// short term goal ///////
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record 3 or 4 new tracks in a very short space of time
setup a myspace page
announce to friends my new stuff
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people:
kieran
chris
jason
paul
john
dad
jonic
taff

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