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« on: April 10, 2018, 09:04:52 PM »
I've posted a few of my lyrics already in the Lyrics section (links below) so hopefully you can see I'm quite adept at it (yes, I'm blowing my own trumpet here)! I'm also in a rich vein of inspiration at the moment.  8)

One thing I would love is to hear my lyrics played and sung by someone who can do them justice. With this in mind I would love to find (a) collaborator(s) who would either like to take my songs and help turn them into reality or would like me to provide lyrics for their own music.

Feel free to answer here or message me.




http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14860.0 (Dream World)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14983.0 (Here in the Dark)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15065.0 (Dark Fairy Tale)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15114.0 (The Lord of the Realm of the Night)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15173.0 (When the Darkness Comes)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15225.0 (The Serial Killer's Lullaby)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15293.0 (Without a Shadow of a Doubt)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15369.0 (Your Lying Eyes)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15467.0 (Unliving)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15486.0 (Alone)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15537.0 (Love's a Lie)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15595.0 (Your Ass is as Hot as Hell but Your Heart is as Cold as Ice)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15604.0 (Reach for the Stars)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15619.0 (Your Emerald Eyes {Cry the Loneliest Tears})
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15762.0 (The One)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15796.0 (Tell Me Your Lies)
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15797.0 (Too Late)

Also...

http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15026.0 (lyrics I wrote to @Johnnyuk's tune)
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All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


- Those Memories : ©1989 Sterix

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 09:16:50 PM »
I've updated my résumé... I'm still looking for (a) partner(s) in crime. Can write lyrics to tunes or provide lyrics in need of tunes (or provide lyrics AND tunes for those so inclined to turn my songs into... songs!).
All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


- Those Memories : ©1989 Sterix

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 02:04:57 AM »
I went and looked at your lyric "The One."  Very impressive I thought. 

I have numerous instrumentals that have defied my attempts to add lyrics to them.  If there are any you would like to take a crack at, contact me.  Either through this thread, or by P.M.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 03:54:58 PM »
@hardtwistmusic I'm game! If there are any in particular you want me to have a crack at just PM me a link or I can give you my e-mail if you want to send a file.
All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


- Those Memories : ©1989 Sterix

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 07:50:51 AM »
@hardtwistmusic I'm game! If there are any in particular you want me to have a crack at just PM me a link or I can give you my e-mail if you want to send a file.

Here is the best (imo) way to view the instrumentals.  There is a free download called "Notation Player" that plays midi (mid) and Notation (not) files.  I can e-mail notation and/or midi files with these tunes, and you can pick and choose.  Keep in mind that if the structure or sequence is not right for what you want to do, you can just let me know and I can change it.  All the measures can cut and paste to other locations. 

OR.... you can use any software that will play midi files.  The advantage of the notation player software is that you can visually see the timing and notes and orient your lyrics to the notation in real time.  I'd be happy to help with that btw. 

OR.... I could just send you mp3 files.   

Any way you want to do it. 

What I do NOT want to do is pick a song for you.  I want you working on one that YOU like, not one that I wished you liked.  It's guaranteed to work better if you believe in what you are doing.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 07:53:40 AM »
And after you decide how you want the files, p.m. me with an e-mail address that will accept attachments. 

The reason I can't send wav files (Or other big files) is that I don't really know how to use drop box. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 05:50:22 PM »
No problem. I'll PM you my e-mail address.


I'll try the first method and download Notation Player then - see how that goes. Although I do have Finale NotePad 2012 which I believe plays midi as well (although I'm not 100% happy with how the lyrics match up to the notes on that one).
All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 08:03:06 PM »
I didn't read this carefully the first time through.  The "lyrics lining up with the music" is not a fault or weakness of your software.  It's operator error.  Whoever inputted the lyrics wasn't careful.  Your software is at least as good as the Notation Player.  Presumably, it allows you to modify and add to the midi file, and is superior. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 06:05:13 PM »
Actually, it is the program (or the version I have) in that it only allows for one line of lyrics as opposed to multiple lines (so if your "repeating" a verse you can use the lyrics editor for the first one only. You have to faff about with the "text" option to create further lines and matching those up is a royal pain in the jacksie!).

Speaking of which, I've been looking on-and-off at one of your songs. It's the only one that really jumped out at me as a lyricist (as in I heard it and immediately some lyrics sprang to mind). It's bloody frustrating though! Every time I come to take another crack I find my mind wants to take the tune elsewhere than it is (I'm not writing the lyrics with the song playing because that was too annoying keep stopping and starting again). So I find myself writing lyrics to that and when I come to sing them back to the actual tune it's like I've gone all schizo and am listening to two songs at the same time!

It's the Jessica one, by the way.
All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 10:20:00 PM »
Actually, it is the program (or the version I have) in that it only allows for one line of lyrics as opposed to multiple lines (so if your "repeating" a verse you can use the lyrics editor for the first one only. You have to faff about with the "text" option to create further lines and matching those up is a royal pain in the jacksie!).

Speaking of which, I've been looking on-and-off at one of your songs. It's the only one that really jumped out at me as a lyricist (as in I heard it and immediately some lyrics sprang to mind). It's bloody frustrating though! Every time I come to take another crack I find my mind wants to take the tune elsewhere than it is (I'm not writing the lyrics with the song playing because that was too annoying keep stopping and starting again). So I find myself writing lyrics to that and when I come to sing them back to the actual tune it's like I've gone all schizo and am listening to two songs at the same time!

It's the Jessica one, by the way.

Sorry to take so long to respond. 
YOU WROTE:   Actually, it is the program (or the version I have) in that it only allows for one line of lyrics as opposed to multiple lines (so if your "repeating" a verse you can use the lyrics editor for the first one only. You have to faff about with the "text" option to create further lines and matching those up is a royal pain in the jacksie!).

Okay:  I recommend a better notation software then.  A free one (might be the one you are using) is "Anvil."   Mine is called  "Notation Composer."  It isn't the best, or worst available, but it IS the one that I can help you to learn.  That is a big advantage.  It costs about $75.00.   

YOU WROTE:   Speaking of which, I've been looking on-and-off at one of your songs. It's the only one that really jumped out at me as a lyricist (as in I heard it and immediately some lyrics sprang to mind). It's bloody frustrating though! Every time I come to take another crack I find my mind wants to take the tune elsewhere than it is (I'm not writing the lyrics with the song playing because that was too annoying keep stopping and starting again). So I find myself writing lyrics to that and when I come to sing them back to the actual tune it's like I've gone all schizo and am listening to two songs at the same time!

It's the Jessica one, by the way.

MY RESPONSE:  That is a bit of music I wrote for Jessica Bachand.  You can look her up on Reverbnation.  Nice, talented girl.  She can use the listens. 

As for you mind "wanting to take the tune elsewhere than it is,"  BOY DO I UNDERSTAND THAT.  Let's see if I can pin down why that is. 

For you (as for most of us) writing songs is an "itch that demands to be scratched."  You could no more "not write songs" than you could quit breathing.  AND. . . the "itch that demands to be scratched is not "satisfyingly scratched" by just writing lyrics. 

I could tell by reading your lyrics that you have at least parts of tunes in mind when you write.  Multiple people (here and elsewhere) have told me that all writing of songs/music begins with "snippets" of songs/music.  That is usually true of lyrics AND music.  Building upon those "snippets" IS "songwriting." 

Because you have pre-conceived notions of where the music can/should go (not a bad thing btw) it's hard for you to take it another direction.  You have musical directions for your lyrics inside you, and will not be satisfied following a direction other than those.  (again, that's a GOOD thing.)  You might (or might not) be aware that you have these musical directions inside you.  But I will all-but-guarantee you that they are there. 

Because you DO have these pre-conceived notions of where the music can/should go, that direction(s) become(s) a part of the "itch that demands to be scratched." 

I do not recommend ignoring that itch.  I recommend finding a way to express your musical ideas for your lyrics.  I can help with suggested software solutions to being able to do this.  One of them is the "better notation software" that would allow you to literally "take the music the direction YOU want it to go." 

Another is a now defunct software called "M.S. Songsmith."  If you can get a working copy, it functions as a chord generator providing compatible chords for vocal melodies that you provide.  It is hard to find, and might not work on anything newer than Windows 7.  If you find a viable copy, let me know.  I'm looking for one too.  I have one on my old computer, but don't still  have the load codes, and need it for my newer computer.  When it was available from Microsoft, it was $30.00.   If you can even find a place to get a "load code" we can find a way to get you that software. 

There are other free online sources to write piano music.  I could search my old messages here and find out the name of some of them if you'd like. 

Anyway, best of luck, and let me know if there is any way I can help. 

 
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 09:38:19 PM »
Sorry, I've been split between mega-busy with work and mega-stressed because of it (I have to be careful because I'm prone to panic attacks since I had a nervous breakdown about 11 years ago (wouldn't recommend it - mine actually occurred on a darts final's night in which myself and my brother [who won it] were in the last four. I just suddenly felt  overwhelmed, went outside the pub, and just suddenly started crying my eyes out whilst struggling to breathe. It was embarrassing to say the least because everyone saw me - family, friends and strangers alike... so, no, I don't want to go down that road again. Now, when I see the danger signs, I pull back. Hence I've been away from even here for a month or so)).

Anyway, I've got some software which seems to fit the bill lryics-wise (stumbled across it whilst searching the App Store for something else). Once I feel in a better place I'll look at it further. So I've not got any further with your lyrics, sorry...
All those memories / Locked up in our minds / Only we can find / The key
To those memories / Can't ease away the pain / We are there again / You and me


- Those Memories : ©1989 Sterix