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alexbunke
01-21-2007, 02:13 PM
Just curious.

cnfloyd84
01-22-2007, 12:45 PM
Where's the "I try but seem to fail most of the time" option?

I can write music fairly well, but lyrics....that's another story. :rant

alexbunke
01-22-2007, 01:45 PM
Yes, lyrics are never easy for me either.

Guyute
01-22-2007, 06:05 PM
I'm just really starting to get into writing. I've got a couple originals, but mostly play the covers (that's mainly what people hire me to play).

But by the end of the year, I hope I'll have enough to record a CD that I can sell at shows :)

Fan#41
01-22-2007, 07:10 PM
Yes, lyrics are never easy for me either.

They're easy for me. Then when I actually read 'em out loud...I realize they suck.

Guyute
01-24-2007, 03:03 PM
They're easy for me. Then when I actually read 'em out loud...I realize they suck.
:lol

The one thing that's really helped me is allowing myself to have the freedom to write bad songs (or at least ones that I'm not all that happy with). What sucks in my mind may strike a chord in someone else. That realization is very freeing.

I mean, there are people out there who like Dreamgirl, after all :lol

monkey
01-27-2007, 03:27 PM
does anyone record what they play? if so, what do you use to record?

I play only acoustic, and have messed around with Steinberg's Nuendo, the only problem is I think what I play sounds like a bag o' shit so I end up deleting it. I spent several hundred $$ on a soundcard and mics about 4 years ago, and have only saved 3 partial ideas.

whiteysax
01-28-2007, 11:58 AM
I write contemporary/modern classical music... the extent of my mainstream writing is mostly just horn lines. I really wish I would've picked up a guitar 10 years ago...

on a side note, are there really not that many musicians on these boards? This forum is a bit empty...

cnfloyd84
01-28-2007, 12:04 PM
on a side note, are there really not that many musicians on these boards? This forum is a bit empty...

I guess not, unless there are a lot but there's just nothing here yet, and nothing to talk about so no one really starts up anything. We may never know....

whiteysax
01-28-2007, 01:15 PM
I guess not, unless there are a lot but there's just nothing here yet, and nothing to talk about so no one really starts up anything. We may never know....sad... i'd love to network with some guys looking for a sax player in the NYC area... i'll be moving there this summer for just that purpose...

cnfloyd84
01-28-2007, 04:34 PM
sad... i'd love to network with some guys looking for a sax player in the NYC area... i'll be moving there this summer for just that purpose...
That's pretty neat man. Good luck with that. :upyours

whiteysax
01-28-2007, 05:02 PM
That's pretty neat man. Good luck with that. :upyoursthanks :)

timh.
01-29-2007, 03:09 AM
sometimes i feel like i've done a good job with lyrics, sometimes i feel like they are poor. i'm not really a fan of anything that i've written, but i can usually look on the finished product and tell whether or not the song is good.

trippinbillyrmc
01-31-2007, 11:01 PM
Im just learning...

schaafer15
02-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Nah, someone else writes my own music.

:)

rastawolf
02-01-2007, 06:52 PM
I find it boring learning/playing other people's music. It's fun here & there or to jam with people. But my passion is creating music. Don't think I could ever be happy if I wasn't able to play a guitar

That's it, Sir.
02-03-2007, 07:32 PM
I'm learning. It's fun to try out new stuff.

Footwear
02-03-2007, 11:45 PM
I jam a lot, and try to write.

mrchattr
02-12-2007, 04:03 AM
I said I play mostly my own material...although, to be fair, when I'm working in the studio, I play a lot of other people's music. But with my band, we play probably 70% originals to 30% covers, and I write all our lyrics and either write, or help write, the music to every song.

PJdays40
03-24-2007, 03:04 PM
They're easy for me. Then when I actually read 'em out loud...I realize they suck.

I didn't know you played guitar Brandon, awesome.

FHW
04-21-2007, 04:35 AM
Nah, someone else writes my own music.

:)

nicely done

USCThrilla34
04-23-2007, 10:43 AM
I spend most of my music time writing or working on originals.

mr.mike
07-24-2007, 07:41 PM
I write my own music but can't sing worth shit. I come up with lyrics, some good some bad. But since I can't sing I tend not to finish anything.

Welsh
07-25-2007, 11:27 AM
I play sax/clarinet, but not much in an improv setting...I'm more of a riff/written-part guy. I'd love to play in a group, and get a little better at improv, but there is a severe lack of decent musical outlets in my area. The few groups that have involved winds/strings etc, have fallen apart due to graduations/moving.

I have a whole collection of great ideas, and a couple really solid musicians who'd love to get into something.....but we are missing bass, lead guitar, piano....

Stoned Butterfly
08-09-2007, 03:29 PM
I write my own music and poetry. It's a passion I've had since I was in grammar school.

Josh.0
08-10-2007, 08:49 AM
I make up plenty of riffs and little tunes, but to be honest I'm about 100 percent self-taught and know little about chord names. I'm just too lazy to learn the names I guess. I know some of the basics by name (G, E, C and so on), but that's where it ends. But I can probably switch over to 50 different chords without missing a beat, though I couldn't tell you what the majority of them are called.

warlocks41
08-14-2007, 03:25 PM
the reason I started playing guitar was to write music, i started making up little songs as soon as I had like 3 chords down