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Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:04 am Post

I am in the process of converting many years of lyrics from notebooks, napkins and hundreds of those little notepads from hotels, you get the picture. As far as success goes I have one song recorded by Peter Rowan. It is on his 2011 Grammy Nominated CD "Legacy" . Track #4 The Raven .It is a Co-write with Peter , his music my lyrics. There are others but none with this kind of success.
I have also become inspired by Scrivener to write a novel. For years friends have asked me to write a book about my life on the road but that is not happening not yet anyway. I have enjoyed learning Scrivener . I use a Macbook a desktop mac, Ipad2 along with, Simplenote, Dropbox, Skitch, Index Cards Apps.

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Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:32 am Post

Hi there Warren, and welcome to the forum.

How do you normally go about your co-writes? I write a lot of music and a few lyrics but haven't ventured into the world of collaboration yet (we all turn up to my band with fully formed songs with the collaborative side basically reserved for arranging).
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Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:01 am Post

Hi Guys,
Not so long ago I started piano lessons for a bit of a distraction, and my teacher keeps encouraging me to write my own songs, which is a bit of fun but absolutely nerve-racking as well (even though I never intend for them to leave my house).

Anyway, onto my question...

Do you know of any songwriters forums around that are a bit like these Scrivener forums... I.e. Good community, tolerant of absolute beginners like me, interesting conversations, and a reasonably small amount of ego, trolling, etc.

I have absolutely no ambitions other than having fun, but I am eager to learn.

Thanks,
Matt

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Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 am Post

Hey Matt,

RPM is the songwriting equivalent of NaNoWriMo and is taking place right now. Record an album of either 10 songs or 35 minutes of new material during the month of February. They also give regular challenges throughout the year to try and inspire. They also have a discussion forum which might be worth a look, at least as a springboard to other sites and resources.

RPMchallenge.com
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Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:43 pm Post

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Jeezz!!! :shock: D' we really need another one!! It's bad enough with the one we've already got. :(
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Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:56 pm Post

At least he's finally acknowledged the hideous racist lyrics in that song...


But as far as I'm concerned, he's British... Hasn't he lived there for decades? Long enough he could wicketkeep for the English cricket team anyway.

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Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:20 am Post

matt wrote: he could wicketkeep for the English cricket team anyway.
Now there's a thing...maybe it's what the England team need to get us back in the game! Nice one mate! :wink:

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