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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

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Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2017

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

Tags: unfinished, rock, Music

Started by Tyler (Kaori) Diioia. Last reply by Kaitlyn Mann Mar 21, 2016.

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Comment by Aly Nichole on January 27, 2015 at 8:51pm
Hi everyone!
Check out my new song: Cared.
Please critic as needed :)

Thanks

http://youtu.be/hTcVi6tOcNY
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 Nichole 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 Deidre Rodman Struck on December 20, 2014 at 11:03pm

Hi Kaitlyn Mann!! So glad you found us again! I'm singing along to your catchy Christmas song, "Ho ho..it's gonna be Christmas.." I could totally hear that on the radio!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on December 17, 2014 at 10:45am

Sneh Ratna Choudhary great hook with "further and further away". I was having trouble with the video (it kept stopping mid-song) but kudos for performing live! Your voice sounds great. From what I could tell there was a lot of repetition in the vocal register (mid-range) and I was hoping for some soaring vocals at the end, but like I said, my computer was struggling. Keep it up!!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on December 17, 2014 at 10:39am

Joseph Makoviecki this is a GORGEOUS song! I especially love the line "It's been so long since I was seventeen'. Very evocative. So glad you got to see Mike V in action!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on December 17, 2014 at 10:34am

Micky Lapin, nicely done! I like the lyrics a lot. I would reconsider using the word "mystery" anywhere but the chorus-is there another phrase you could use for "a good kind of mystery"? Also I was a bit confused about the key of the song after listening to it. Would you mind posting the chords? Thanks!

 

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