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    Hello all, Is there a good song writing app? I am willing to pay a reasonable amount.
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  • #2
    What specific features are you looking for in a songwriting app?
    And how much are you willing to pay for it?
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    • #3
      I wouldn't trust any app except the the software between my ears! But check this out:

      http://www.theonion.com/video/bob-dy...iting-f,31408/

      Del

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      • #4
        Chord and scale finders
        http://www.scales-chords.com/scalefinder.php

        a thesaurus
        www.thesaurus.com

        guitarpro if you don't feel like hand writing tablature
        www.guitar-pro.com

        pens, paper, beer...... that's all the "app" you need mang!

        I get my best music writing behind the console using a DAW that I'm most comfortable with, that I can get the best interpretation of my idea down the quickest. There is no trick, no golden bullet, instant muse, etc.. if there was i think we'd all be rich off our music, lol.

        Another huge tool is the forum! Post, post frequently- we are (I am, at least) here for you. There are no dumb topics. Explore your mind and if you need a little push just ask for it.

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        • #5
          All good tips from Voltaire1. (I think. I have no idea what a DAW is. I write songs with a guitar in my lap and a pen in my hand.)

          A word of caution, though: I used to tutor college writing, and one of the biggest mistakes students made was using words they'd found in a thesaurus without knowing how the words were actually used.

          The worst offenders were nursing students. They turned in papers that made no sense, and didn't understand why their professors had sent them to talk with me. My advice to them was always the same: lose the thesaurus! They actually looked relieved when I told them to use simple language and just say what they mean.

          Likewise, the best rhymes you'll come up with are the ones in your head, not in a rhyming dictionary. I mean, do we really need another song that rhymes money with honey or love with above or maybe with baby?
          Last edited by Delmont; 07-06-2014, 11:29 AM.

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          • #6
            These are pretty handy:
            http://www.rhymezone.com/
            http://thesaurus.com/

            And, as Hemingway once said, "Write drunk; edit sober."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BenStoller View Post
              These are pretty handy:
              http://www.rhymezone.com/
              http://thesaurus.com/

              And, as Hemingway once said, "Write drunk; edit sober."

              excellent advice

              I just type out the lyric on a computer in MS word. I use rhyme zone a bit and it's a handy tool.

              Other wise, write down stuff and you might find it useful. If you don't write it down you might not find it at all. Some songs I pen out in 20 minutes and will spend days editing.

              Paper and pen is pretty hand, I do like a computer for moving around phases and quick editing.

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              • #8
                When you realize that you find scraps of paper and pieces of cereal boxes with words jotted on them every time you empty your pockets to do the laundry, you'll know you're a songwriter. Or a poet. Or a reporter. Or very forgetful. Or something.
                Last edited by Delmont; 07-08-2014, 07:47 PM.

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                • #9
                  When you find yourself unconsciously conversing in Iambic Pentameter in ABAB then you know you're a songwriter or poet, or something…..
                  'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Delmont View Post
                    When you realize that you find scraps of paper and pieces of cereal boxes with words jotted on them every time you empty your pockets to do the laundry, you'll know you're a songwriter. Or a poet. Or a reporter. Or very forgetful. Or something.

                    There ya go

                    I was penning out a tune this morning, and then I went to work. Just before lunchtime we lost power through out the northern part of the county.

                    I normally use my desk top to pen out stuff, but since I didn't have to go back to work with the no power thing and all, I used a older lap top we have here.

                    I got much of the tune worked out, but here's the chorus

                    Those bar lights and city nights
                    Broken hearts and stories about one that got away
                    We’re all chasing it all down
                    With another round of full proof whiskey
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                    • #11
                      Excellent!

                      Along the same boozy lines, coincidentally, is my last scribble, from yesterday:

                      I was out on the edge, I was dangling from the fringe,
                      whatsa matter, mama, it was just a little binge!

                      Del
                      Last edited by Delmont; 07-10-2014, 06:32 PM.

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