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Sing ’it: DJ Cleo’s advice for writers
DJ Cleo - 2011-09-16
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? It depends on the mood, theme and concept. Ideally, premeditated songs are the easiest to compose. Making songs is like building a house – the more preplanned, the easier; the less organised, the less directional. What does a typical song structure of yours look like – how many lines, where does the chorus fit in, etc? I try to stick to standard understandable blueprints...

Tips | Wenke
2011-09-07
Click on the images for songwriting tips from the participating bands. | Klik op die prentjies vir liedjieskryf-wenke van die betrokke bands. Click here for LitNet’s Songwriting Shoptalk – everything you need to know about writing great lyrics. Klik hier vir LitNet se Liriekfabriek – als wat jy moet weet om goeie lirieke te skryf. ...

A great song with great lyrics: Marc de la Querra from Fire Through The Window suggests ...
Marc de la Querra - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Tim Lester from Bicycle Thief suggests ...
Tim Lester - 2011-09-07
“Mr Brightside” – The Killers. Good songwriting is common; there is a formula. There are great songs everywhere (just turn on the radio). But it’s a certain personality and energy of a song and its ability to draw listeners in that make it exceptional in such a way that it has the same effect years later. I heard a quote from a fellow musician saying that a good song is like a good building. You have the design, the foundation, different rooms and doors, and when it’s...

A great song with great lyrics: Peter Pote from Evolver One suggests ...
Peter Pote - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Cameron Bruce, Idols finalist, suggests ...
Cameron Bruce - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Adeline Mocke, Idols finalist 2010, suggests ...
Adeline Mocke - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Ola Kobak from Fulka suggests ...
Ola Kobak - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Paul Freysen from The New Mustangs suggests ...
Paul Freysen - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Matthew Marinus from The Graeme Watkins Project suggests ...
Matthew Marinus - 2011-09-07


Sing ’it: Dance You're on Fire’s advice for writers
Dance You're on Fire - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? Generally a song will start with an idea – a riff or a chord structure for the intro – and we’ll build it from there. Sometimes I’ll write 90 percent of the structure and then bring it into practice, where we jam it out and add colour to the arrangement. What does a typical song structure of yours look like – how many lines, where does the chorus fit...

A great song with great lyrics: Graeme Watkins from The Graeme Watkins Project suggests ...
Graeme Watkins - 2011-09-07


Sing ’it: Karen Zoid’s advice for writers
Karen Zoid - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? The great thing about songwriting is that you can start writing from any angle. A little one-liner or even a cool word can be enough to set you off. I surround myself with beautiful guitars and then I feel compelled to play them. I often search for a bass line on my piano and start writing songs from that point. I recently bought a baritone guitar – also a wonderful tool when...

A great song with great lyrics: Jacques Terre'Blanche suggests ...
Jacques Terre'Blanche - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Justin Bergh suggests ...
Justin Bergh - 2011-09-07


Sing ’it: Niskerone & SFR’s advice for writers
Niskerone and SFR - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? We usually start off by constructing a simple drum loop to find a groove. Once the groove is found, we use it to create a bassline rhythm. Often the original drum pattern gets changed the further into the track we get. Once we've actually created a 32-bar loop we start adding melodies, which gives us our theme, and then we start basing lyrical content on that. What does a typical...

A great song with great lyrics: Gareth Allison from Gravity Wins Again suggests ...
Gareth Allison - 2011-09-07
“Message in a Bottle” by The Police. There've been so many amazing songwriters over the years (Lennon and McCartney pretty much showed the world how to do it right!), but for me there's always been something special about The Police. Sure, Sting may be better known these days for his solo forays into world music, but back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s he and his band dominated radios everywhere with a string of masterfully written pop/rock songs. Everyone always thinks of "Roxanne"...

A great song with great lyrics: Jaak Erasmus, Musician and writer suggests ...
Jaak Erasmus - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Chris van Reenen from The Otherwise suggests ...
Chris van Reenen - 2011-09-07
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. It's got the best intro in the history of songwriting, a classic guitar riff, great melodies, intriguing lyrics, good structure, an explosive chorus and a simple but well-fitting solo. It's poppy enough to be covered by Britney Spears, heavy enough for Metallica or a nu-metal band, and can even be a nice slow jam, like the way Tori Amos covered it. It knocked Michael Jackson off the number 1 spot on the charts, without an insane amount of promotion,...

A great song with great lyrics: Sasha Righini from The Plastics suggests ...
Sasha Righini - 2011-09-07


Sing ’it: Jax Panik’s advice for writers
Jax Panik - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? It depends. Mostly it starts out with a hook of some sort, either a melody or a lyrical hook, and we’d repeat that over and over and build on it with other ideas until it becomes a full song. Sometimes a chorus comes first, sometimes a chorus becomes a verse, sometimes we write three different choruses before we are happy. The song kind of takes you in the direction it wants...

A great song with great lyrics: Gertjie Besselsen from Mr Cat & The Jackal suggests ...
Gertjie Besselsen - 2011-09-07


A great song with great lyrics: Tom Manners from Dance, You're On Fire suggests ...
Tom Manners - 2011-09-07


Sing ’it: iScream and the Chocolate Stix’s advice for writers
iScream & the Chocolate Stix - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? I normally pick up a tune while in the shower and it could start with a hook, a chorus, a bridge – so it really is a spontaneous choice. What does a typical song structure of yours look like – how many lines, where does the chorus fit in, etc? What the structures look like? Ok, 8, 12, even 14 bars of verse; first chorus 8 bars leading into bridge coming out of hook...

A great song with great lyrics: Sean Ou Tim from Mr Sakitumi suggests ...
Sean Ou Tim - 2011-09-07
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. I don't think anyone will ever come close to this song. Musically speaking, it is brilliantly arranged and flawlessly executed, weaving between genres. The amazing thing is, it actually has no chorus. That just demonstrates how genius the lyrics are. It's like an epic Lord of the Rings trilogy: each section of the song can stand on its own, but when they are all placed together the way they were, the entire piece becomes a work of art. And good luck to...

Sing ’it: Dans Dans Lisa’s advice for writers
Dans Dans Lisa - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? I usually start with the music. Every time I play music it tells me a story and then I start telling that story with the words, so it’s like the music is half of the story. But there are no recipes. You have to find what works best for you. Sometimes I have a few lyrics written down, then I find music that fits. But it’s all up to you. What does a typical song structure...

Sing ’it: Bittereinder’s advice for writers
Bittereinder - 2011-09-07
Where do you begin writing a song/finding lyrics for a song? The chorus, the first line, the overall theme, etc? Tricky question, but I’m pretty sure most songwriters will tell you that each song has its own story. Sometimes a melody arrives from nowhere, sometimes a lyric and a melody together, sometimes an instrument leads the way, sometimes just a few words. In Bittereinder’s case, every song on our first album was created in a different way between the three of us. What does a typical...

Sing ’it: Songwriting Shop Talk
2011-09-06
• Klik hier om hierdie bladsy in Afrikaans te lees.• Enter our lyrics competition Sing 'it. Rock-journalist Annie Klopper asked a number of artists to share their secrets on writing lyrics. Read her interviews with song writers here: Bouwer Bosch Hunter Kennedy Chris Chameleon Toast Coetzer Lize Beekman Amanda Strydom Gerald Clark Hanru Niemand Sean Else Francois Blom Louis van Rensburg Lara Frances Johan Stemmet Bertie Coetzee André Swiegers Abel...

Sing ’it: Liriekfabriek
2011-09-06
• Click here to read this page in English.• Neem deel aan ons liriekkompetisie, Sing 'it. Rock-joernalis Annie Klopper het by ’n klomp kunstenaars gaan aanklop om uit te vind hoe hulle lirieke skryf. Lees haar onderhoude met liriekskrywers hier: Bouwer Bosch Hunter Kennedy Chris Chameleon Toast Coetzer Lize Beekman Amanda Strydom Gerald Clark Hanru Niemand Sean Else Francois Blom Louis van Rensburg Lara Frances Johan Stemmet Bertie Coetzee André...

Marcia Moon deel haar liriekskryf-geheime
Marcia Moon - 2011-09-05
Om ’n liedjie te kan skryf, het jy jou kop en jou siel nodig, en partykeer net jou siel ... ’n Liedjie bestaan eintlik net uit twee goed, woorde en ’n melodie, as jy dit het, het jy die liedjie, die res is bysake. As jy ’n instrument kan speel, kan dit bydra tot die atmosfeer terwyl jy skryf, maar om ’n liedjie te skryf, hoef jy nie ’n instrument te kan speel nie. Top tien wenke: Hou jou “kreatiewe put” vol. Gebruik jou foon as ’n diktafoon...


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