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by rcsnydley#1
April 23rd, 2009, 1:09 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Who Sings?
Replies: 25
Views: 6009

Re: Who Sings?

Hey Notes - no offense I hope. I didn't mean any. Thanks for educating me I totally understand where you are coming from. I will also say I have checked out your material and you know what you are doing, so keep doing it. If it sounds good play it and thanks again.
by rcsnydley#1
April 20th, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Who Sings?
Replies: 25
Views: 6009

Re: Who Sings?

While I have bitten the bullet and learned a number of open-stringed chords, I only play them when absolutely necessary for the sound of the song. I really think movable chords are MUCH easier. I don't play a lot of old country or folk, so I don't have a lot of need for open-string chords (thankful...
by rcsnydley#1
March 31st, 2009, 9:51 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Running on Faith -open G
Replies: 10
Views: 4954

Re: Running on Faith -open G

Very nice! Would love to hear more from you. Especially alternate tuning stuff as I am just starting to explore them.
by rcsnydley#1
February 10th, 2009, 9:02 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Who Sings?
Replies: 25
Views: 6009

Re: Who Sings?

I can play (strum) and sing, but sometimes I strum to my singing and not necessarily the "correct" strum or timing. I have worked hard on getting the timing correct and singing along with that. I started playing guitar as an accompaniment to my singing and not the other way around. I do find it more...
by rcsnydley#1
January 7th, 2009, 11:05 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: My Lyrics - What do you think?
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Re: My Lyrics - What do you think?

Nikhil - I would also like to write songs and lyrics to touch millions.
by rcsnydley#1
December 6th, 2008, 1:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Latest Song
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Latest Song

Hurricane - I feel honored you liked the lyrics enough to play it and sing along. Thanks!
FYI - I said it was in C but that is only relative to the capo which is on the second fret. So, it is actually in D.
Enjoy.
by rcsnydley#1
December 4th, 2008, 6:36 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Latest Song
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Latest Song

Thanks for the kind words. The part under the chorus is like a reoccurring bridge I guess or perhaps chorus part 2. It just seemed to fit and it worked very nice. In fact it is my favorite part of the song.
by rcsnydley#1
December 3rd, 2008, 12:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Latest Song
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Latest Song

Hurricane - this song does have music to it. It is in the key of C and the verse chords are C, F, C, G, F, C. I try to make all same numbered lines in each verse the same amount of syllables. For example line 1 of verse 1 has the same amount of syllables as line 1 of verse 2, etc. As this can someti...
by rcsnydley#1
December 2nd, 2008, 7:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Latest Song
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Latest Song

This is my latest song, it is in the key of C. Hope you all enjoy it. Let Me Go ©R. Steffen 2008 I went down to the city I lost track of the time that I'll never know again Of her life all's the pity she got lost in the time and we'll never speak again Chorus: Send her a rose Send her some wine Sen...
by rcsnydley#1
November 30th, 2008, 2:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Becoming a Songwriter
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Becoming a Songwriter

Thought I would resurrect this thread and see if there is any new input. David, perhaps an article or series.
by rcsnydley#1
November 30th, 2008, 11:14 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: New Song
Replies: 0
Views: 864

New Song

Here's a new song I just wrote Friday. Any feedback would be much appreciated. I had a hard time coming up with a title. Anyone have any thoughts about what I chose? Keep Lovin' You ©R.Steffen 2008 It blew in on a cold chilly wind - caught me unawares Came Saturday, time to pack it in - boxed up al...
by rcsnydley#1
October 5th, 2008, 5:38 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Theory? When, if, how?
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Re: Theory? When, if, how?

To me there is nothing better than understanding what I am doing and why I am doing it. With that said let me tell you about a couple of guitar friends of mine. Friend #1 studied music theory in college, but not on guitar. He claims that he has never applied it to the guitar. However, the fact of th...
by rcsnydley#1
September 14th, 2008, 6:18 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Energy and Attitude in Singing
Replies: 4
Views: 3653

Re: Energy and Attitude in Singing

Jerry - if you check out the "Singing" tag on this site there are some articles that maybe what you are looking for. Perhaps you need to tear apart the song and see what it is trying to say. Then say it with as much conviction as you can. If you've ever listened to a monotone speaker giving a speech...
by rcsnydley#1
September 13th, 2008, 5:57 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Sunday Morning
Replies: 33
Views: 8228

Re: Sunday Morning

I agree with Ken, your lyrics are very good. The issue is that if people find them confusing or "clunky" or don't understand what you are trying to say they will not read them. If that doesn't matter to you then I guess you're all set. However, that being said if you plan on making a career out of t...
by rcsnydley#1
September 12th, 2008, 8:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: deciding on a melody
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: deciding on a melody

I think for me the best way is to record yourself improvising melodies over the song. That way any awesome ideas get captured and you can go over the recording selecting the best bits to use in the core melody for the song. Spides is right. Play through chord progressions and sing along any melody ...