Ever since early man got his groove on by banging on a log with stick, or playing skull marimbas, humans have been writing songs. The process has evolved over time—we've developed more words than "ugh ugh," fine tuned melody, and stacks of Marshal amps that go to 11 ... but the urge to express ourselves in song remains as strong as ever. This App will show you how to do it!
Here's 10 basic tips to get started with:
1. You can usually record yourself a memo on a cell phone, and if not, you can call yourself and leave a message of your singing or humming on your voice mail. Make sure you sing loud enough for the song to be clear when you listen to the message later; make people think you're crazy!
2. Make sure your song is catchy, but not in that annoying way.
3. Experiment with lots of ways of making sound. Try to play an instrument you are less familiar with. The "mistakes" you make may prove inspiring.
4. Currently most popular songs have some variation on the following sequence: intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge/instrumental solos, chorus, and sometimes an outro. Sometimes the order of these components is different, and sometimes one or more of them is absent.
5. Dynamics are a good tool to utilize to separate out the different sections of the song. Quieter for verses, louder in the choruses. Dynamics can also help to create that chorus hook that everyone will remember when listening to your song.
6. Another great way of writing a song is to write a free verse poem with a little rhyming. I find it easiest to write songs when I don't think of them as songs but as poems. I write my poem then edit it by finding the right stanzas for the verses and the perfect stanza for a catchy chorus that pulls it all together.
7. Take your time. Most songs don't pop out of nowhere and scream, "Hi! Here I am! Write me!" As the old saying goes, "good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye". So just wait for it. One day you'll get it.
8. If you've got total writer's block, start by scribbling out your feelings/what you want to talk about. The lyrics will come to you when you see the lyrics on paper. Well, it might take some work, but at least get those beginnings of a song down.
9. It helps to know how to play an instrument. Knowing how to play a guitar or piano, for instance, will make songwriting immeasurably easier. Plus, you'll be able to accompany yourself when you sing for others. If you don't have an instrument, try using Google to find some song makers. Free ones are hard to find, but you can always get a free trial.
10. Stop, collaborate and listen to another songwriter. Some people can pen great lyrics, but can't write a melody to save their lives; for others, the reverse is true. Find a like-minded songwriter who can put your words to music or your music to words. Many hit songs have been written by collaboration.
Keyfur shows the Ionian(Major), Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian(minor), and Locrian scales.
While showing you the scale, Keyfur capitalizes the major chords that can be played with the notes and lowercases the minor notes. The symbol for the diminished chord is º.
This is my first app. I tried to make it as simple and functional as possible. I tried to reduce the extra crap(no ads, no splash screen) because I know how frustrating it is to use some apps that slow you down from song writing.
Good luck and please leave your feedback in the comments.
Play your favorite songs, compose music, write songs…
By using AirPiano, you can enjoy music even if you do not have any experience or knowledge about piano.
AirPiano makes you a pianist, a songwriter, a composer, and a musician.
Tap the keyboard to play the piano.
Scroll the keyboard to move up and down up to 5 octaves.
Play chord by selecting and tapping the chord in the chord chart located in the left of the screen.
Referable to the suggested chord progression displayed on the screen when composing music.
Key select/Change the key of the song. Once changed, key arrangement of the chord area will be also changed.
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Improve your guitar playing by learning brand new riffs. Get new ideas for your songwriting. Random Riff provides and endless supply of cool new guitar tab to play.
Each song is a unique interactive musical experience.
Jorge Drexler along with 9 world class singers, a Stradivarius, a full symphonic orchestra, a male and a female chorus have participated in this state-of-the-arts app.
Users may export and share audio files with their own edits of each song.
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“n1: Room 316” a song that explores combinatory poetry, in which users may play with the lyrics by freely arranging the lines. This song is available in both English and Spanish.
The amount of possible combinations for the lyrics is almost infinite.
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“n2: Driftwood” is a song about drifting in life, and therefore, listeners must drift to experience the song. By pressing play in different locations, users can find and unlock all the different instruments that play along with the song.
This song was recorded with the Basque Country’s Symphonic Orchestra (Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa) and contains all the different instruments that make a full orchestra and that can be played separately or together, along with male and female choruses.
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“n3: Décima a la Décima”. 10 different singers participate in it, among them, Residente Calle 13, Kiko Veneno, Xoel López, Daniel Drexler…
Users may combine the different voices, and arrange the order in which singers come in and out.