I've been songwriting for about two+ years now, writing mostly songs Christian in nature submitting them in a forum for that. However, after joining FAWM, I had a forum in which to share songs about life in general and really enjoyed expanding my writing topics. I'm learning how to play acoustic guitar. Sometimes I have lyrics without melodies and sometimes with melodies and sometimes now with guitar. Many of my songs have been a capella as I can write far more prolifically than I can compose.
*****My default is that I retain the rights to my lyrics and the collaborator with the music retains the right to their music. Other considerations/arrangements can be
made if discussed ahead of time and agreed upon.
***** If you prefer or don't mind collaborations I upload to soundcloud to be made public outside of 50/90, you will have to state that as I tend to mark them private as a consideration to the collaborator unless I can't for technical reasons.
**** Collaborations using my lyrics need to my final approval prior to posting as there are factors of music that can change the feel/intent of the lyrics and I may not want certain interpretations via music inflection.
**** If there is an option for an accompanying visual, I would need to also give final approval on that prior to posting with the use of my lyrics as a visual can also affect the mindset of interpretation.
**** If the posting is audio only, you need to credit me in a visible place in the posting (i.e. if on soundcloud) as the lyricist (or lyricist/melodian if that is the case) so it doesn't appear to be your lyrics (unless its a true co-write rather than collaboration, then I would like co-write credit).
**** Postings of mine are public only for the duration of 50/90 and maybe a short while after, then marked private. Collaborations with me are anticipated to have the same consideration and marked private at or near the conclusion of 50/90 unless otherwise discussed between collaborators and agreed upon.
**** If you see that yours is public on mine and was not arranged between us to be that way ahead of time, please alert me, it may be a technical difficulty or an oversight.
**** I also am stating up-front that the collaborations with my lyrics in 50/90 are for fun, experimentation and learning purposes and for the sake of discovering long-term potential collaboration partners. Collaborations are not intended for use outside this forum unless otherwise discussed in detail among all collaboration partner(s) involved and agreed upon.
**** Please feel free to give any feedback that will help me to grow as a songwriter. I am limited in my music theory so if you can relate it in laymen's terms, I'll have a better chance of understanding it. To clarify--If you see an issue in the mechanics of my lyrics or the flow of the language or terms that are too common and boring, not concrete enough or sense-bound where that would be appropriate, please DO provide that feedback--Just be nice about it. If you state your observances for structure, content, flow, mechanics, language, etc. to me that is neutral and helpful feedback.
**** If you feel a bit unsure because you don't want to be the only one to leave this sort of feedback, leave it on my soundboard and mark it private and know that I will appreciate your honest critique.
**** Make sure you back up generalizations like, "the lyrics are boring" or "I'm just not feeling it", those are statements I really can't learn from if you give no substance to back it up and I won't give weight to unless you can explain why.
**** If its a song I have put guitar music to, realize that I am not yet proficient and may not yet have the skills to apply your suggestions, but they are welcome to help me consider at a future date when my skills get better. Again feel free to comment, but be helpful, not mean.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I started songwriting during a time period of ill health. It became a bit a of a lifeline for me at the time and I discovered I really LOVE to write. As my health improves, life gets a bit busier and I continue to write for me. I have three children, one is now an adult, one has nearly reached adulthood and one is still in elementary school. I substitute in elementary school which has worked well for my circumstances. I really enjoy what I do there. I have so much to learn about music as I did not grow up learning instruments or how to read music. I'm just learning that now as an adult. I've made a number of connections since joining a songwriting forum my first year writing and I was particularly blessed to make connections with a good friend and mentor about a year or so into my songwriting who continually encourages me and teaches and is extremely patient with my short-comings. I can't explain how much that has helped me along.
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