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  • #16
    30 second worth of work

    If I new just what to say
    I
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    • #17
      Next minute of work

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      • #18
        From here I'm thing about a chorus

        and just penned out some crap

        I just wondered how you do it
        I got nothing to prove
        When I
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        • #19
          Next line

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          • #20
            15 minutes in seeing you post, I think I might have something to work with

            But now the work of tweaking begins

            I'll see what I can do with this if any thing


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            • #21
              Now I think I have a title

              I'm calling it

              Nothing to prove


              I always have my guitar handy and 2 mics ready to go
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              • #22
                Ok.

                I messed around with some ideas and played a bit. Had a sandwich for diner and this is what I have.
                Not that I like it, but it workimg.

                I thend to hold stuff for a day and then go back to it
                There's tons of ideas I tossed just penning out there's lyrics

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                • #23
                  umm, sorry, but what was the point of the exercise?

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                  • #24
                    umm, sorry, but what was the point of the exercise?


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                    • #25
                      Visconti, my philosophy is if you don't start writing down something you will have nothing.

                      I was not worried about the exact words, or even a style.

                      I'm not thinking about the quiality of the recording.

                      It's early in the morning and I made some coffee, feed the cats, grabbed my guitar.
                      I just started messing with some chords and what lryics I penned out last night.

                      Everything can be changed, style chords, and tempo, nothing is etched in stone. I made it a lil folkie strummer, but this might change.

                      I will archive this tune. I have a tone of un-used words, and a bridge that I never put in the recording.

                      The main thing is, anything can be a song, you work at the song writting craft everyday, nothing is right and nothing is wrong.

                      So here's what I have come up with after grabbing my Guitar and lil zoom recorder.


                      Best wishes in your song writting

                      Nothing To Prove- Lyrics by Mikeo
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                      • #26
                        I can't sing, so I just write instrumentals
                        DethoticA (my metal instrumental band)

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                        • #27
                          Well as i still suck at guitar I usually write lyrics and then try to make the sounds in my head come out through my fingers. But it, so far, has always been based around lyrics and those sounds.

                          I keep a spiral notebook by my bed and one in my car and write down just anything that comes to me. I never force it I just let the "flow" happen. Sometimes its good, sometimes not so much.

                          I am able to remember the "melody" in my head for a set of lyrics that I have yet to be able to play. That to me is the frustrating part. But only practice will cure it.

                          I think my favorite part about the whole process is that no one can ever take my songs away from me. Even if they suck they are still mine. And to have created even 1 song to me is awesome

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                          • #28
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                            • #29
                              Sometimes it starts with just one line or one phrase of lyric, then the music, then the rest of the lyrics.
                              Other times it's all the music first before any lyrics.
                              It's never all the lyrics before any music unless I'm writing music for lyrics someone else has written.
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                              • #30
                                Pretty good tune.


                                I was messing around with it afer I uploaded the thing and I changed the chording and I think I'm gonna give it a total different vibe.

                                I'm glad you like it

                                The whole point that I hope folks get is, even if you can only strum a few first position chords, get it down in a note book or on a computer. Idea that come into you head will quickly exit and be lost.

                                I write using MS Word, that way I can move phrases and words around quickly and not go through 1/2 a note book worth of paper.

                                I will post the other version when I get it together.
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