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    Someone ordered a milkshake?


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    Just in case anyone needs inspiration, I had this on my iTunes...


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    Here's one from The Killers.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Playlists are up now!

    I am happy to see that the milkshake is allready on

    As for songwriting:
    Having only written three songs for the seasons (209, 218, 250), I am hardly an authority, but for what it is worth:
    I have been told that professional hitmakers usually come up with the melody first, then write some words afterwards. But I don't. And I know others who don't either.
    For a 12 bar blues, you can just look at the usual numbers of lines for a verse and write your own, play it in whatever key you thinks is easiest.
    For the other songs I wrote, and started with the lyrics.
    Decided if I wanted to start in major or minor, depending on the feel of the song.
    Sang the first line along with different chords in either major or minor as decided, trying to find the key that sounded best.
    Googled popular chords progressions starting in that key, and tried them untill I found one I liked.
    This is probably not the pro's way to go, but it became a song.

    For now, comments are on youtube, I might transfer them later.

    Happy strumming!
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    I heard the Red Molly's do this song.
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    FWIW, if I'm writing a song it's because there's something I want to sing about. So I'll almost always start with the lyrics. I'll normally sing them to myself without even having a how with me, get the feel for the song that way, maybe sing a riff as well and then slowly the main structure of the song will appear. I'll then pick up the uke and mess about with the riff to see if I can get right on there, and during that messing something else normally pops up. From there I tend to just use basic chord progressions around that, maybe chuck in some 7ths or sustained chords as needed.

    I don't think it's an exact science.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    This was on a list of songs about Beverages, so I never heard it before today . Here is my take on God of Wine by Third Eye Blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lelouden View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCK View Post
    See? I was really pissed about one song. And there is BEV calling the first song that came to mind. I may have to bring my milkshake...but I promise none of you will ever be the same again.
    Much love sister.
    i feel myself being drawn irresistably to your yard, even as we speak!


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