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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2012 06:02 pm
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Here's the download link for a free songwriting ebook I put together... If you enjoy it, feel free to share it with your friends via the facebook and twitter buttons on the page! :)

http://successforyoursongs.com/freeoffer/how-to-write-a-song-volume-ii/



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AnthonyCeseri wrote: Here's the download link for a free songwriting ebook I put together... If you enjoy it, feel free to share it with your friends via the facebook and twitter buttons on the page! :)

http://successforyoursongs.com/freeoffer/how-to-write-a-song-volume-ii/


Note to everyone.  I've downloaded Anthony's book, and found it to be of great value. 

 



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Note to everyone.  I've downloaded Anthony's book, and found it to be of great value. 



Awesome! Thanks for saying that, and I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Loved this!
After reading through the tips and tricks, I've pretty much started re-writing my latest piece.
Definately worth the time :)



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You know, you've actually got me thinking more about the structuring of songs.
I'm yet to categorise my music into a specific genre, so i don't really know what 'rules' to follow.
I have looked over a couple of songs though, and found that I never don't often follow any rhyming techniques, and the structure is usually unique (eg one of them is verse, verse, chorus, verse, chorus)
I also found one with a 6-line verse, with the structure ABAABA
I really need to focus on this a lot more ...



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Consider this advice with a grain of salt... even I'm not sure it's good advice.

But carefully consider postponing any "genre" choices for as long as possible.

Until you NEED to choose, why limit yourself?



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hardtwistmusic wrote: Consider this advice with a grain of salt... even I'm not sure it's good advice.

But carefully consider postponing any "genre" choices for as long as possible.

Until you NEED to choose, why limit yourself?


I agree with Verlon on this.  Write whatever is in your soul.  Worry about categorizing it when you have said what you want to say with your song, and the way you want to say it.

I set out to write nothing but hard rock.  If I had stuck with that mindset I never would have written "I'd Wish For You" which I really enjoy. 



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bianca__rose wrote:
You know, you've actually got me thinking more about the structuring of songs.
I'm yet to categorise my music into a specific genre, so i don't really know what 'rules' to follow.
I have looked over a couple of songs though, and found that I never don't often follow any rhyming techniques, and the structure is usually unique (eg one of them is verse, verse, chorus, verse, chorus)
I also found one with a 6-line verse, with the structure ABAABA
I really need to focus on this a lot more ...


Thanks for the nice words! :)

You know, a lot of the "rules" of songwriting transcend genre, so I don't think you have to worry about your genre, in that respect.

Of course I put the word "rules" in quotes, because this is an art, so there are no rules, BUT there are certain standards that tend to be used more than others in songs that not only chart, but really make a connection with us, in general.

And while you don't need to know what your genre is in regard to apply songwriting techniques to your songs, you should know what genre your music is to most effectively pitch & market your music. A good place to start would be to ask your friends what (or who) it sounds like. You can even put a post in this forum to get some opinions on that. I think that'll help.

Thanks again, and glad you got your wheels turning! experimenting with new approaches can only broaden your horizons and make you a better writer :)



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