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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: 286
Latest Activity: Jan 10

Songwriting Exchange

Join us at 9pm on August 19th at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City for a performance featuring songs written by Songwriting Exchange winners Connor Mahoney and Justina Shandler. They will be joined by a band of New York-based professional musicians, including songwriter and pianist Deidre Rodman Struck.

Click here to see videos of their winning submissions!


 Recap: Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search

Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search began last spring 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.

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Hey everyone :)I need help finding someone who does Synth, Dubstep, House, Dance, Techno, Trance or something like that. It doesn't have to fit into that category exactly, it's just an idea of what I'm looking for. I need it for an intro/outro of a…Continue

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Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on January 10, 2015 at 2:01pm

Hi, Skye Clarke Cool lyrics with lots of potential!  I got the feeling that they were two different thoughts, two different songs. One about new horizons and finally ready to settle down with so many scars.  Then, there seems to be a second song about Rocking that cute nerd look.  However, that might change when you put music underneath it.  Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!!!!  :-)

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on January 10, 2015 at 1:56pm

Hi Brianna Knight! I really liked your song, especially the chorus melody line and the catchy rhythm underneath. You have a very pretty voice and your falsetto is awesome. I couldn't quite hear the chords that well (because of the recording). Could you tell me what they were?

Comment by Skye Clarke on January 10, 2015 at 11:00am

Hey everyone :)

So im just starting out and working with the lyrics to my new song 

Please tell me what you think

I think i feel, I think i feel a new horizon coming 

one where my feet don't touch the ground

I think im finally tired from so much running 

I think im finaaly ready to settle down 

So many scars on my back i feel like caving in

Cause your rocking that cute nerd look with glasses and a smile

And im walking around like I got something on my mind

Your calling me up,so sweet but I know better this time 

Cause were only reckless yes were only reckless

Comment by Brianna Knight on January 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

so I just was doing a quick song. it's not perfect. parts changed midway but what do you guys think so far! I really appreciate advice & possibly inspiration :) Insomnia the song (the ending got messed up but whatevs)

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on January 4, 2015 at 11:18pm

Kaitlyn Mann Happy New Year! You are rocking it, lady!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on January 4, 2015 at 11:17pm

Aly Nicole Schulte, do you mean the headphones people use in the studio, or something else?

Comment by Aly Nicole Schulte on December 26, 2014 at 12:44pm
Hey Guys,
Merry Christmas! (And Happy Holidays... For those who don't celebrate!)
So I'm buying some recording equipment for my birthday and I was wondering what the headphones are called (their technical name) where they play what you are recording while you are recording it. I used them once but I never figured what they actually meant.
Sorry I'm still an amateur :)
Thanks
Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on December 25, 2014 at 1:41am

http://youtu.be/qpvkXTh6dnE My new song, Tin Man, performed at the Mercury Lounge, NYC, on 12.23.14 with the amazing Sterling Campbell of the B-52's/Duran Duran on drums.

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on December 22, 2014 at 1:10pm

Tin Man LYRICS

Ooooh, no

Oh, Lord , you leave me back in the dust

You left me here waiting and I started to rust

This keeps happenin’ to me

The clouds are comin’ and it’s hard to breathe

How will I ever move on

Frozen to this spot

 Until you come back

I was all shiny and new

Now I’m tarnished because of you

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

I’ll never be able to move again

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Cause I am just a tin man

Oh, Lord , you leave me here in disgust

My world is ending, I’m about to combu-ust 

All alone in my pain

The clouds are comin’ and it’s startin to rain

Now I will never move on

Frozen to the ground 

But you won’t come back

I was all shiny and new

Now I’m tarnished because of you

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

I’ll never be able to move again

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Cause I am just a tin man

Tin man, tin man

No, ho

Tin man, tin man

Mmhmmm

Ooooooooooooooooooooh

Tin man

The rain is coming

Dust to dust

Pouring over me

I’m turning to rust
I’m turning to rust

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

I’ll never be able to move again

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Cause I am just a tin man

 

Comment by Kaitlyn Mann on December 22, 2014 at 12:08pm

Thanks, Deidre Rodman Struck!  That song does get in there.   I also just finished writing Tin Man for my performance tomorrow night at the Mercury Lounge  https://soundcloud.com/kaitlyn-rose-mann/tin-man-by-kaitlyn-mann I am very excited!

 

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