Songwriter Online Project: Activity #1

This is the first creative exercise for the Songwriter Online Project. Please check back weekly for a new exercise to respond to and feedback from the Songwriting group leaders.


Who are you as a songwriter? Share what inspires you.

Introduce yourself by creating a field on to.be or writing a blog post and share your field in the comments below.

Tips:

  • Include your original work, as well as images, text, video, and other media that inspire you. Think of it as a collage or inspiration board that represents you as a songwriter.
  • Use to.be, a new creative platform, to assemble your inspiration board.  Keep developing it throughout the project with new ideas in inspiration.
  • Share the link to your to.be field in the comments below and we will highlight the submitted fields in a blog post.
  • Click Here for frequently asked questions about using to.be.

 

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Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on November 17, 2013 at 10:30pm

@jennifer beatrice-- Cool wix site-thanks for sharing! I like your inspirations, and that you included a quote from each of them. :)

Comment by Jennifer Beatrice Rodrigues on November 17, 2013 at 10:34am

http://foreverbe.wix.com/musical-inspirations I didn't know how to work the to.be site, so I did the assignment on Wix , Hope you like it :) 

Comment by Lara Jo Gear on November 9, 2013 at 7:49am

Not sure if I've done it right, but I'll add more video etc :) but hope you enjoy! http://to.be/laragear , cannot wait for the festival in December :D Kean-bean! :)

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on October 25, 2013 at 12:20pm

Ahhh! Good to know Anna Pearl! Thanks for clarifying! 

Comment by Anna Pearl Roseberry Belinda on October 24, 2013 at 6:53pm

I'm so excited to meet you all! Just so you all know, my name's not Anna, my first name is Anna Pearl!!!

Comment by Anna Pearl Roseberry Belinda on October 24, 2013 at 6:41pm
Comment by Aram Bajakian on October 19, 2013 at 2:29pm

I finally figured out how to use to.be well, and I have to say, it was a lot of fun!

Here's my profile:

http://to.be/fields/yBoWUm

Comment by Aram Bajakian on October 18, 2013 at 8:01pm

@elenigardner - loved your to.be profile. That David Bowie song Where Are We Now, is amazing! I remember being floored when I first heard it!

And I liked your song too, Not Raining. Has a real Velvet Underground sound.

Lou Reed told me that he used to write four songs a day, and Andy Warhol told him he was lazy for not writing more! So I can't wait to hear some more songs from you!

Comment by Aram Bajakian on October 18, 2013 at 7:57pm

@dylandeanda, great song!

I love the diminished chord in it, and the way you use the open strings on the guitar.

Comment by Eleni Gardner on October 17, 2013 at 7:24pm

Hi! I haven't been at all active on here, but I'm determined to change that! I tried to.be and I'm hoping it works all right. http://to.be/fields/ZedW--

Comment by Dylan DeAnda on October 17, 2013 at 1:12am

Hey guys, sorry I'm quite late. Here's my first activity response: http://to.be/dylandeanda

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this whole thing! 

Also, check out my official website http://dylandeanda.com and I'm excited to share more original material with y'all as the project continues!

Comment by Kelly on October 16, 2013 at 11:38am
Comment by Zack Sulsky on October 15, 2013 at 4:51pm

For those of you who have had trouble with the to.be platform, check out these Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that although you can view the site in any of several browsers, Chrome is the only browser that allows you to edit fields. For those of you who submitted your responses another way, thanks for being willing to improvise -- always a great skill for any songwriter. Thanks to everyone who has posted so far for your thoughtful responses, and we look forward to hearing from more of you!

Comment by Samuel Mayer on October 14, 2013 at 12:23am

Couldn't figure out "to.be" either, so here's a blog: http://musicalexchange.carnegiehall.org/profiles/blogs/5953217:Blog...

Enjoyed reading the others - you guys are all insanely talented.

Comment by Jason Matkin on October 12, 2013 at 1:59am

Here's my response to the first project prompt!

http://to.be/fields/UkYpr9

I gave "to.be" a try, but was unable to figure out how to write text. Nevertheless, I was able to include photos, original works, as well as my inspirations which kind of speak for themselves. It's a pretty cool program when it works! I'm really stoked to be a part of this project!

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on October 10, 2013 at 10:28pm

Abby-thanks for paving the way with the songwriting challenge! Great work!

Carmen--I think the tumblr idea is also really good one. And I got a new sense of your music by looking through your photos! I wanted to post on the site but couldn't figure out how.

Oh wait, I just joined tumblr. Uh-oh, Looks like I'll be online a lot more! It looks seriously fun.

Anyway, thanks for sharing, you guys!

Comment by Carmen Day on October 10, 2013 at 7:33pm

Yeah, the to.be thing (Although it seemed really awesome) Wasn't working on my computer either. I couldn't get it to zoom out? Also, I couldn't put songs on it. But if I figure it out I'll make one. For now I made a quick Tumblr blog with a soundtrack (You can skip some of the songs if they're too long, and I think you can only see them if you are on a computer but I'm not sure) I will continue to post my inspirations and things that have come out of them (songs, pictures, the like) there's not much on there, only two pages at the moment, but yeah, I'll post though this songwriting-exercise-workshop-amazing-thing! So thrilling!!!!!!

Here's the link: http://carmen-in-a-few-words.tumblr.com/

Comment by Abby Hwong on October 9, 2013 at 11:56pm

Hello! The 'to.be' format wasn't working correctly on my computer, so I made a blog post in replacement with the same aspects. 

http://musicalexchange.carnegiehall.org/profiles/blogs/songwriting-...

I'm very excited to be a part of this project; thank you!

Comment by Solange Kupersmid on October 9, 2013 at 12:24pm

Thank you both so much!

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on October 9, 2013 at 10:45am

What a pretty song Sol! I really enjoyed it. Super strong with the lyrics!

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