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Anyone knoew of any good books on learning to write music? Maybe even a resource on the net. I have a couple great ideas for songs, but can't seem to put themv all together.

Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer that never gave up! Smiley

Post Date: 6/28/2012 @ 4:52 pm
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I just play and see what fits where. Figure out what key your song is in and go from there. Most songs start with a simple melody or chord progression, then turn into X song.

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Post Date: 6/29/2012 @ 9:12 am

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IMO the best place to start is on a piano. Get your ideas together and transfer them over to the guitar. The piano lets you lay things out logically and you can move voices around logically without the constraints imposed by a guitar. In the end you may have more interesting ideas to work with.

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Post Date: 6/29/2012 @ 11:26 am

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Thanks guys!

Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer that never gave up! Smiley

Post Date: 6/29/2012 @ 3:31 pm

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Henry Mars said:

IMO the best place to start is on a piano. Get your ideas together and transfer them over to the guitar. The piano lets you lay things out logically and you can move voices around logically without the constraints imposed by a guitar. In the end you may have more interesting ideas to work with.

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I suppose this would be a good way to go if one can play the piano. Unfortunately, I can't. Smiley

Post Date: 6/30/2012 @ 12:25 pm

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Start on the piano, but don't figure out stuff like guitar solos there.

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Post Date: 6/30/2012 @ 12:44 pm

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Lukybob2 said:

Henry Mars said:

IMO the best place to start is on a piano. Get your ideas together and transfer them over to the guitar. The piano lets you lay things out logically and you can move voices around logically without the constraints imposed by a guitar. In the end you may have more interesting ideas to work with.

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I suppose this would be a good way to go if one can play the piano. Unfortunately, I can't. Smiley


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You really don't have to be a pianist to use it. It will show you how things fit together in ways that most guitar players can't visualize. Even with basic theory knowledge you should be able to piece things together on a piano ... every thing is right in front of you.

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....that's real nice kid. Now can you play that in Db for me?
Ashby Trent


Post Date: 7/1/2012 @ 10:59 am

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