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    Lightbulb Songwriting Prompts for the Ukulele

    This may flop but here goes:

    I've been playing the ukulele for about two years, and joined the forum early last year. After not picking the uke up for a couple months, I'm back to playing and have started songwriting. Because I'm new at it and only an intermediate-level player (and I'm being generous), I thought it would be interesting for fellow songwriters to share a prompt for when we get stuck in a rut.

    It could be to write a song about a certain topic or using a certain rhyme scheme, or focus on the musical side and be a challenge to use a certain time signature or write a song in an unfamiliar key. Whatever it is, please keep it to one suggestion per post.

    Eventually we could have some contests sprouted from ideas in this thread.

    Have fun & good luck!

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    It doesn't matter if you are writing for ukulele, guitar, pan flute or kazoo, song writing can be fun. I enjoy it. There are a few web forums that I've found really help me.

    The web site Guitar Noise has a Sunday Song Writing Group. The moderator will give an assignment each week for a topic to write about. http://www.guitarnoise.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=23

    Members write lyrics and frequently post songs. There is a lot of valuable critique and a little bit of nonsense.

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    Nice! The ukulele is the only instrument I play, and as an intermediate player, I just thought this would have been a fun way to challenge myself and others.

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    "Only those who suffer can write songs. Others write the history." - song collector, essay writer and lecturer, Frank Harte


    I'm not an avid songwriter, but still. Sometimes I do use RhymeZone and sometimes just "get the song out" on a piece of paper just in 5 minutes. It was easier somehow when I had Risa Uke Solid and I liked my completed songs then. Some tips here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ukulele/com...g_any_tips_or/
    Last edited by RandyBonnette; 01-23-2020 at 09:20 PM.

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