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 Posted: Mon Jul 1st, 2019 12:45 am
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More than half the people here write lyrics only I would say.

You might try looking in the 'Lyrics Only' section for something you would like to put to music, then perhaps a Private Message to that person to see if they would like to collab with you (never write the music without permission, that is breach of copyright).

Or you might put a post up in the Collaboration section just asking if someone would like to send you something. If you have a particular style in mind it might be helpful to describe that.



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 Posted: Mon Jul 1st, 2019 04:42 pm
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Thank you very much



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My biggest problem is finding good composers who are willing to collaborate on songs and work until they’re production ready. I’ve worked with myriad composers, but most won’t or can’t go the distance. I can add lyrics to any decent musical composition, but I’ve only had one composer who is successful in writing music to a lyric. Writing music to lyrics or visa versa is seems to be a rare talent. One dedicated ‘Elton John’ is all I need.

Charles



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 Posted: Tue Jul 2nd, 2019 11:20 pm
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cmaja wrote:
My biggest problem is finding good composers who are willing to collaborate on songs and work until they’re production ready. I’ve worked with myriad composers, but most won’t or can’t go the distance. I can add lyrics to any decent musical composition, but I’ve only had one composer who is successful in writing music to a lyric. Writing music to lyrics or visa versa is seems to be a rare talent. One dedicated ‘Elton John’ is all I need.

Charles



It does seem that writing music to lyrics is a more difficult chore than writing lyrics to music. I have not figured this out yet, but maybe that is because I am not a musician (yet).


Charles, I think you write some awesome lyrics. I hope you find someone to help with the music.



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 Posted: Wed Jul 10th, 2019 10:37 pm
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Andrea wrote:
cmaja wrote:
My biggest problem is finding good composers who are willing to collaborate on songs and work until they’re production ready. I’ve worked with myriad composers, but most won’t or can’t go the distance. I can add lyrics to any decent musical composition, but I’ve only had one composer who is successful in writing music to a lyric. Writing music to lyrics or visa versa is seems to be a rare talent. One dedicated ‘Elton John’ is all I need.

Charles



It does seem that writing music to lyrics is a more difficult chore than writing lyrics to music. I have not figured this out yet, but maybe that is because I am not a musician (yet).


Charles, I think you write some awesome lyrics. I hope you find someone to help with the music.


Yes, Andrea,
Suggestions and ideas to improve my lyrics from you, RD Man, and the others have made a world or difference in their quality. Thanks a bunch.

Charles



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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 03:26 am
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Having been a poet since at least age 7, lyric writing, balance, syntax, meter come natural to me. Being a musician all through my school years, creating simple melodies are too. My difficulties arise in the serious composing of countermelodies, harmonies and arranging songs. That is where I definitely need a good co-writer or co-writers.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 6th, 2019 01:02 pm
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Have you actually written music in tandem with a co-writer, Joe?

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Yup. I've written to existing melody, and supplied raw lyric sheets to composers, tho many seem to want to start with my lyrics first.. I really need to find serious people with professional attitude about who will complete projects in a reasonable amount of time. There's money to be made! I really enjoy sharing good music with the world. Here's a collab with a German composer:

https://youtu.be/N8c242xSgJ0

Cheers,
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