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Sunday, January 02, 2000

U.G Friends

Current mood: drained

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I know I haven't talked to many of you in a very long time. I've been very busy and I apologize for that lol I do have a life, but I'm writing this blog to inform you guys that I have not forgotten you and am not ignoring you. Between school, my band, my job, the holidays...it's a lot to handle. So if any of you are ever on feel free to shoot me a message or something. Thanks, your fellow musician, 

 Eli
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fenderarmy wrote on Jan 8th, 2010 2:48am

What are the chords where you want the solo?

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unregistered_990803 wrote on Jan 9th, 2010 8:31pm

When writing lyrics, think about something specific, like a girl you like or something like that. Then write a poem about it. After that, incorporate it to a chord progression.

As for solos, learn some scales.

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24WildRovers wrote on Apr 5th, 2010 6:44pm

Sounds kind of minor so you could have it something about something rather sad. Like your girl just left you.

Or you could make the chords run in a little major sound and then you can right about something more happy and interesting.

There is a band named Phish that I listen to a lot and their music has a little lyrical writing to it but he lyrics are basically an accompaniment to the instruments they are playing, so if you like your instrumental stuff but want to add a little lyrical work to it that's the way I would do it.

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Kpthedude wrote on Apr 6th, 2010 12:11pm

I agree with 24wildrovers that the lyrics don't always have to take a leading role in the overall piece. You need to get a comfortable balance.
I'm writing a song at the moment. My process is I get an image in my head that I like. I tend to write quite abstract songs based on images that I've dreamt of...or have come across whilst tripping :P Once you have an image you like you can play with it and find simple words and descriptions to hint at it. It doesn't necessarily have to be made blatently obvious what your singing about. Sometimes it is very nice to be able listen to lyrics and have the image hinted at you, or leave the lyrics open to interpretation. That the listener can either figure it out, or relate it to something going on in their life or mind. Interpretation and figuring out the riddle is half the fun when listening to a song.

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Kpthedude wrote on Apr 6th, 2010 12:11pm

When it comes to the music, don't be afraid to spend a long time fiddling. Once you have the chords, find some riffs around it and to compliment it. Think outside of the box and don't be afraid to change your ideas half way through. I don't think a song is ever truely complete, What you hear is simply how far that piece of music has progressed by that point. If that makes sense...! Music can always be altered and changed, its never truely complete. So experiment and take your time :)
Hope this helps!

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24WildRovers wrote on Apr 6th, 2010 11:18pm

Kpthedude wrote on Apr 6th, 2010 at 4:11am :
When it comes to the music, don't be afraid to spend a long time fiddling. Once you have the chords, find some riffs around it and to compliment it. Think outside of the box and don't be afraid to change your ideas half way through. I don't think a song is ever truely complete, What you hear is simply how far that piece of music has progressed by that point. If that makes sense...! Music can always be altered and changed, its never truely complete. So experiment and take your time
Hope this helps!
Exactly!!

When you hear live bands, their music is always changing. Try to get a general sound for the song and work from there to make the song your own

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edsguitara wrote on Apr 14th, 2010 2:56am

WOW. That is VERY detailed advice. Thank you both and the rest of you too so far.

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