The best of your songwriting comments on Blogging Muses in SeptemberBy Don • Category: Site News, Songwriting News
XTernal2006 thinks more people prefer complex songs to simple ones:
I don’t really agree with the fact that it’s stated that listeners would (all?)prefer simple songs they can remember easily. I personaly prefer more complex melodies and chord progressions.
The more music you hear, the more complexity I like. Music is like math…simple songs get too predictable within a very short while. Like a lot of these days R&B and Rap songs have melodies for 5 year olds. I would like it if the gap between classical structures and “simple” pop songs would be filled more. The band ‘Muse’ is a good example of songwriting that has more complex melodies/chords. Do you people feel the same way? Or Am I the only one that really prefers complexity? (Link)
I love the sentiment of the idea if not the idea itself JC. I ask myself, ‘if this were possible, what would be the point’. Certainly earning money is out of the question because nothing sells on the net (sorry indie’s but ya know what I’m sayin), and sittin behind a PC all day earns you no show dough either. Also, as most musicians know, there’s another ancillary reason to perform live – women, or members of the opposite sex. And ya get none of that either.
I guess you could live off your fame in some way… much the same way the dude who played Chewbacca did… but I don’t know that dude either. (Link)
Jeff Oxenford catches the holy songwriting spirit after reading about Jonathan Coulton’s Thing-A-Week Project:
Great idea. I’ve been trying to write a song a week, but haven’t made an effort to post them on my website. Will do from now on!
I find that just by getting in the habit of writing, the muse flows more freely. I also write 3 pages every morning. Sometimes it’s drivel, but other times I go off on a theme that becomes a song.