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Songwriting

Singer-songwriters, guitarists, pianists, and artists of other musical styles, connect together here about creating songs, writing lyrics, jamming, performing and more. You are encouraged to:

  • Share your original songs
  • Listen to songs by other group members
  • Request and give feedback

Members: 285
Latest Activity: Mar 21

The Somewhere Project

This season, in celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary, the Weill Music Institute is launching The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story, and we want you to particiapte! West Side Story invites us all to explore songwriting at its finest through its extraordinary music, and throughout the season, teaching artist Deidre Struck will be leading the songwriting group with exercises and creative prompts to help dive in to all of the broad ideas and intricate details of the songwriting that helped make West Side Story famous. 

 

Check out Deidre's first and second posts to join in on the Somewhere Project and start sharing your songs!


Recent Projects

Songwriting Exchange

Ever wonder what it would be like to have your music professionally produced and recorded? In the summer of 2014, we invited songwriters to particiapte in writing acitivities and share their work with us for an opportunity to record in a pro studio and perform at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall.

 

Click here to see videos of the winning submissions!


 Recap: Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search

Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search began in the spring of 2013 with a nationwide call for songwriters. After six weeks of online songwriting activities, a group of talented young songwriters took the trip of a lifetime, performing at the CMDA Route 40 Music Festival and collaborating with young South Africans.

 

Click here for a recap of the complete project.

 


Songwriter Series

Explore the craft of songwriting in this ongoing series. Through regular interviews and short videos, professional songwriters share inspiration and advice about diverse musical styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.

 

 

Click here to see more interviews.

Discussion Forum

New song I working on, would like critiques on progress. 1 Reply

I don't Really know what direction to take the bass part in. I feel as if it would be to boring if it just followed the chords. I would like to add some interest in the Background before I decide on a main melody.…Continue

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Started by Tyler (Kaori) Diioia. Last reply by Kaitlyn Mann Mar 21.

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Comment by Tyler (Kaori) Diioia on March 20, 2016 at 10:55pm

New song of mine, Although I am not a singer so I am sorry for that but, I gotta start getting my stuff out there some how, So here it is, the new song.  https://soundcloud.com/kaori-kazehana/hikari-demo-ver

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on March 10, 2016 at 8:19am

Aly Nichole, your song is gorgeous and haunting and embodies the spirit of Somewhere so beautifully! I especially love the line "I dont need anything but somewhere with you"..glorious.

Comment by Aly Nichole on March 7, 2016 at 10:33pm

My Somewhere song! Let me know what you guys think. I can post lyrics too, if anyone feels the need for them. I hope you enjoy! [It's the first time I've used a piano for a song so please be accepting :)]

https://youtu.be/m0agtwDZVBQ

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on February 24, 2016 at 10:39am
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Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on November 6, 2015 at 8:59pm

Poll: If you were to write a song about the place where you feel most at home, where would it be? I've been exploring writing around this prompt and so far, well, it's complicated. Home can be many places. What do you think?

Comment by daniel nordin on November 3, 2015 at 7:24pm
Thanks, DD. I'm glad you like my song. I'm working on it as time goes on, so expect an updated version in the near future. thanks for the suggestions!
Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on November 3, 2015 at 8:32am

Welcome, daniel nordin! Very catchy groove tune, thanks for sharing!

In the first chorus, is there a way to include some harmony over that melody line? Just a bit? I'd be curious to see what that sounds like..

Comment by daniel nordin on October 26, 2015 at 4:15pm
Hi everyone. It is my honor to join the musical exchange! Please stop by my page and take a listen to an original composition I recently wrote. I'll be composing more music as time goes by. My composition is still in it's work in progress stages, so it's not perfect. I'm looking for any singer/songwriters who could collaborate with me by writing lyrics!
Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on October 14, 2015 at 9:48am

Calling all Songwriters! New project and challenges!

THE SOMEWHERE PROJECT

Hope to hear new songs soon!

 

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About Musical Exchange

Connect with other young musicians (ages 13 and up), share your performances and compositions, and join creative projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall.

 

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Digital music workshops produced by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Building Beats are supported by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.

 

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