Writing a song

Writing a song

Writing a song    13:16 on Monday, December 18, 2006          

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Posted by joshalos1

Okay i want to write a song.

I have thought of a name: The final walk

I need to think of a good introduction.
some basic meoldys
and an ending

Please help me

The theme would be almost sad.


Re: Writing a song    12:34 on Sunday, January 14, 2007          

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Posted by oboistfrk

How's this?


Re: Writing a song    01:37 on Monday, February 26, 2007          

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Posted by Toptrump04

If somebody else writes it for you...it wouldn't be your song would it? You can do it.

Re: Writing a song    07:24 on Friday, March 02, 2007          

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Posted by Exen

Try a minor key for starters, and if you hear it and it sounds happy, it didnt work. I find that the sadder the piece the longer the durations are in the piece. A very good example of this is Beethoven's 9th, listen to the 1st-3rd movements, as he wrotes it about being rather lonely but when the 4th movement starts, it becomes about triumph, and so the durations pick up which is noticeable.

Re: Writing a song    15:59 on Sunday, March 11, 2007          

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Posted by oboedude888

Yes definitely, sadder music is usually slower. Also quiet pieces can be very effective.

Re: Writing a song    11:16 on Saturday, March 17, 2007          

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Posted by Piano_Princess

If you want your song to be sad, start off by choosing a minor key; this will automatically sounds sad. Slower songs would probably be sadder, and perhaps you could add some faster parts every here and there to sound more angry?

There are also things you could do throughout your peice to make it sound more sad - you could modulate (change key) to add variation, and adding extra accidentals perhaps with chromatic intervals will add a sad effect to the piece.

I am not sure if you want your song to be sad throughout, or whether you want it to have more angry 'disraught' parts too!! If so, include lots of dynamic contrast and use both very low notes and very high notes as well as the middle notes of your instrument/s.

Try listening to other sad songs for inspiration, and good luck! Hope that was of any help!



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