Is there a tool that will help us write songs


lufcfisher96
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03/09/2023 1:59 pm

Songwriting seems a very fun process and I would like to try my hand at attempting to write my first one.

That said does anybody have any recommendations for tools that simplify this process? Rather than putting it all down on paper?

Thank you in advance


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03/10/2023 5:27 pm
#1 Originally Posted by: lufcfisher96

Songwriting seems a very fun process and I would like to try my hand at attempting to write my first one.

That said does anybody have any recommendations for tools that simplify this process? Rather than putting it all down on paper?

Thank you in advance

Hey lufcfisher96,


Check out the Acoustic Course 1, Chapter 5. In this chapter we take you through fouundational chord progression anatomy. These are the building blocks of all songwriting! Additionally, a pen and paper are your best friend when it comes to songwriting. It's the quickest and easiest way to jot down ideas and make changes as you go.


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03/10/2023 7:22 pm

Song writing is fun and is in my way of thinking, probably the best way to see how the pieces fit (chords, scales) together.


I start with a chord - any chord - then go to "chords in the key of" 


https://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-e-minor.html


and start trying different chords together (from the key) strums, tempo etc. If I come up with something I like, I record it on my phone and write the progression down. Then put some words down and voila... something to annoy the dog with.


have fun!


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08/07/2023 7:35 am

Understanding that the pattern sequence remains consistent with the corresponding scale, even when beginning on a different note, is essential for effectively utilizing these patterns in improvisation, soloing, and navigating the guitar neck. Thank you for providing it! 


 


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11/17/2023 2:35 am

Apps like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote can be great for jotting down song ideas, lyrics, and notes. They allow you to sync your content across devices. You can try it.


 


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11/22/2023 6:05 am

I recommend using the website RhymeZone for helpful features like thesaurus options and SongLyrics for elision searching. There are also apps like Finale for more advanced songwriting. Good luck!


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12/05/2023 7:44 pm

A pen and paper are the best tools. Or maybe I am just too old school? šŸ˜¬ Like @Brightsun64, Finale is probably the best app out there.


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12/09/2023 4:29 am

I love songcraft.io for songwriting. It is like a word document that you can share with co writers at the same time. There's a place for a recording and has chords. 


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