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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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A good guide/tricks to songwriting

All my childhood I used to write songs (all kinds, rap, hip hop, rock...).

Then I became a teenager, my voice changed and I decided to stop (you all know the time when the voice is not something pretty you want to listen to).

I moved on to playing musical instruments (first piano, then guitar and now many more).

Many years later, now as an adult I have decided to start writing again. Unfortunately, I am a bit OCD so I seem to spend a lot of time without making any progress.

Anything I can read/watch that may help in learning how to "create" music (both writing the lyrics as well as making a melody)?

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Unread 10-08-2015, 03:36 PM   #2
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Keep a notepad with you, along with some sort of recorder - could even just be your phone.

If you think of a cool line, write it down. Same with a vocal line or melody or whatever. Just get it down. Then, later on, you can take those cool bits and start combining them in interesting ways.
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Unread 10-08-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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Keep a notepad with you, along with some sort of recorder - could even just be your phone.

If you think of a cool line, write it down. Same with a vocal line or melody or whatever. Just get it down. Then, later on, you can take those cool bits and start combining them in interesting ways.
I have a note on my phone with a bunch of really emo sounding lines

No idea how to do anything with them, to be honest.
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Unread 10-08-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
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pick a riff or chord progression and see what fits!
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Unread 10-09-2015, 06:29 PM   #5
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Sometimes you just have to lay it out without worrying too much about the final product. Don't get too tied to not changing any one specific element (concept, lyric or music) if it's holding you up, you might be able to reincorporate it later anyway.
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