About This Group

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: 288
Latest Activity: Mar 19

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 Justin Draper on July 11, 2012 at 11:35am

hey guys! I wrote a cover of the tune "Where is My Mind" by The Pixies the other day, found below. there are so many great covers of this song, and the song itself is such a beautiful work of art. what do you guys feel lends itself best to interpretation and recreation?

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on July 3, 2012 at 1:10pm

Welcome Arga! You can embed your playlist on here in the group so we can all list to your two new songs. Check out the directions on how to do that HERE!

Comment by Arga Aditya on July 3, 2012 at 6:06am

Hey thanks for the invitation everyone its an honor to join this group ;) Its been a while since i visit this site hehe. by the way, i've posted two new songs to my playlist, feel free to check it out guys :D

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on July 1, 2012 at 3:26am

Britlin can you please post the lyrics :)..your voice is so nice and dream-like..n i love your piano

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on June 29, 2012 at 2:45pm

Thanks for sharing in the songwriting group Britlin! I would love to hear the thoughts of some of the other songwriters in this group about your song.

Comment by Britlin Losee on June 29, 2012 at 12:05pm
Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on June 28, 2012 at 12:58pm

@Sneh, I love that part too! "i does what i does". that line works really great. But ultimately I really love how she emphasizes the word "brain" by singing a sort of marching chant. It really gives the feeling of the 'fight' she speaks of. 

Comment by Sneh Ratna Choudhary on June 28, 2012 at 9:40am

finally..yay..what i was waiting for...i love these lyrics esp" i does what i does"..and its so specific not vague..fiona wrote it for herself..thats what i love. i love the mention of all the anatomy since i'm a science student.

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on June 27, 2012 at 5:48pm

New song by a great songwriter of TODAY, Fiona Apple! What do you think of her lyrics and how they connect with the melody? What do you think she did well in this song? Try to ignore the octopus on her head ;-)

 

 

 

 

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