I fancy myself a lyricist (mainly) dipping toes into the realm of music. I can compose a melody, but haven't yet acquired the skills on instruments to express my vision without the help of other musicians. I have soooo much to learn about music. Frequently I post my songs a cappella, figuring it would give at least an idea for the melody thinking a musician might snag it and say, "I can put music to that", but through the years that I've done that, I've had absolutely no takers on those a cappella songs. A few I have put to guitar as I learn more, and have discovered it usually changes the melody a bit or the timing or even the key, but generally recognizable with the first melody attempt. So my question is....Is that even something that is doable--I mean, working around a vocal melody? Do musicians do that? Is it assumed that a posted a cappella piece is completed and that's why musician's don't bite? Is it just too difficult? Perhaps if I had more experience with composing with instruments, I might understand better, but at this point I need to turn to the musicians themselves and ask..
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:02#1