Sunday, January 08, 2006

WE HAVE MOVED!

SONGRUT HAS MOVED TO A NEW WEB LOCATION AND TO A NEW LOOK WEBSITE!

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS TO:

http://songrut.gwonder.com

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SEE YOU AT THE NEW IMPROVED SITE WHICH FEATURES A FORUM AND MUCH MORE!

(YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDIRECTED!)

THANKS

JULIAN

http://www.gwonder.com

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Reader Questions

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"I have created a good song I believe with 2 verses and a chorus after each  and an ending however I would like to add a bridge . Where would be the best place to put the bridge and could you desribe to me the makeup of a good bridge in a song or define it well for me so I  can create a good bridge for this song."

keep reading »

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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Book Review: Reading Lyrics

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"More than a thousand of the finest lyrics from 1900 to 1975. A celebration
of our greatest songwriters, a rediscovery of forgotten masters, and an
appreciation of an extraordinary, popular art form"

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Posted by Bev on May 13, 2004 in Book Reviews | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Song Soup

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When I'm working on a song, I'm trying to distill it into its simplest
form, and this can only be done by re-writing. There are many
books and web pages that tell you that re-writing is the most
upsetting, frustrating and exhausting part of songwriting, and
unfortunately I have to agree.

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Thursday, May 06, 2004

Beginners - Lesson 1: Before you start

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I've divided these things up into 'Lessons'. This is a very lose term, but I
needed to keep them in some kind of order.

These may all change over time as I get enough posted, I may need to shuffle
them around as my thoughts on the whole matter become clearer. As usual, I
am more interested in getting people to THINK about what they're doing as I
feel that this can help any type of songwriter.

keep reading »

Posted by Bev on May 6, 2004 in Absolute Beginners | Permalink | Comments (24) | TrackBack (0)

Songrut - Songwriting tips, songwriting help and advice for songwriters

Don't forget to check out the categories Creative technique, which talks about the way to make your ideas work, General Songwriting Tips, which is the everyday ins and outs of songwriting, Lyric Writing, which deals only with the problems associated with writing lyrics, Melodies, about the way to use tunes and melody to make your song memorable, and Mental Gymnastics, which discusses strategies for getting out of a Songrut!

Also don't forget to check out the songwriting tips in the categories Performance, which is about how the way a song is delivered can change its meaning, Reader Tips, which is where I keep all the cool songwriting ideas that people have sent in, Singers, which is about singers and singer-songwriter types, and Song Angle, which talks about the different places a song can come from.

And finally, the last categories are Song Structure, which deals with putting the different sections of a song together and Songwriting Style, which is about the way one can write a song.

 
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