This week we’re looking at songwriting & the different methods we all use to get the ball rolling!
For many of us songwriting is a strange and ethereal process. Inspiration can strike at any time & place and we all have different ways of translating this into our new musical masterpiece. When I’m writing, I need a chordal hook or sequence to get the creative juices flowing, after that the melody and lyrics write themselves. But I have many friends who work closely with their ‘ideas book’, ready to record new thoughts, feelings and lyrics the moment they occur. This week, we’d really love to hear your approach.
So the question is: When writing a new song, where do you start?
Great Comments from last week:
Last week Craig asked: As more advanced technology becomes available to the general public, many are opting for ‘home studio’ setups. In your opinion, can this ever really replace the polish of the professional studio?
Russell Hoke commented…
“Only if you have a $10,000.00 microphone and all of the studio fx and sound proofing and backups and… Basically, if you are making it at home as an amateur it will almost always sound as such”.
Tony Carpenter wrote…
“Recording is about listening/knowledge and input..(good playing/singing) Gear is just the icing. A minimum gear level is naturally higher these days anyway”.
Bob Wyper responded…
“It’s already replacing the Pro studios.. not because they have achieved any quality themselves at home, but because the standards of what is acceptable have fallen to an all-time low… it’s like driving a VW Beetle at Le Mans.. you can believe you are racing but you’re really not, are you”?
Great response this week guys! Looking forward to reading your responses to this weeks post.
All the best, C x