by on September 18, 2014
Here's another reference tool I thought I'd share with everyone here on SR.  This is a chart showing different ways that you can modulate (change key) in your song.  It shows the original key, the key that you want to move to, and the "transition" or "pivot" chord(s) you could use to move you into the new key.   Hope you find this useful!  
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by on April 21, 2015
I will admit to being a “basement musician” most of the time – when I can even find time for that. But, lately, I’VE HAD THE BUG TO GET OUT THERE. Sure, I am known to grab my harps and sit in with friends. I’ve done that for years. But, that’s a bit different than being in the main spotlight, ya know?Recently, I’ve attended a few open mics and songwriter nights and it just feels so damn good! I find myself thrilled at the prospect of bringing my guitar to play – my harps, too, of course, but thi...
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by on September 19, 2016
"Music" there are so many ways to be a part of it. A listener, producer, writer, musician player, arranger, singer, and the list goes on. I just want to give my two cents here. Once a song is written and then recorded; it is then shared with an audience. It ain't complete until it is! Yes, I do believe in re-writes and I do believe in honing your craft. But, while we're down that path and growing to be even better; it's okay to share. Music is about sharing! I remember when I was afraid. But, si...
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by on February 25, 2016
I'm just spreading the word of my new blog "The Melody Of Success" which contains articles and information on the happenings in todays music industry. There are career tips of all kinds including product reviews and musician's resources of all kinds. Please feel free to drop by and feedback of any kind is welcome. Thanks ahead for any and all interest from the Songramp community.themelodyofsuccess.xyz
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by on December 7, 2016
I never met John Westwood in person but I sure do miss him. Many years ago, while reading song lyrics in a now defunct Songwriters Forum, I ran across a member who was constantly catching hell for commenting and providing constructive criticism on fellow members song lyrics. He wasn't consumed with telling people what they wanted to hear about their songs but he offered heartfelt suggestions and critiques. If the song was good ... he said so. If the song needed a line here or there ... he said t...
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by on September 3, 2018
Check out this guy, Rick Beato and also Recording Revolution. Some very useful tips and lessons.
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by on August 8, 2015
Here is how I  use Open Mic.  I don't have time to listen  to all the  new songs and catch  up  on all the old songs  I've missed.  I select  "Play All"  from  Open  Mic  and go about my tasks. The volume is loud enough that  I can hear from wherever I am and if something  grabs me, I go and  replay  it  . If I replay  it   you get  2 listens and if I "like"  it  you get a "like". If I have a comment to make I do so . This way  every  new song  gets a "listen from  me ...or more . How  do you us...
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by on June 21, 2016
Song Title " The Turmoil, As Long As Im Living, Ill Like You Forever Love You For Always. Wrote part of this piece as a young pre HighSchool Grad. Completed it many years later. Honest critique and open suggestions are very welcome. Lyrics have been established but just the same I am open to the possibility of other lyrical content."Ill Like You Forever, Ill Love You For Always, As Long As Im Living Your Baby Ill Be."https://www.facebook.com/DemurityRecords/videos/1729664817302060/- Jhenny Nelso...
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by on January 22, 2016
Having spoken to hundreds of musicians throughout my music career, it is interesting to note how some have let the dream fade into the past in favour of a life of normality, whilst others are still walking the yellow brick road in search of stardom. The question we ask is, why do people give up and what happens next? 1. Finances. If it's not already hard enough having to be the one man band in every area of musicianship, consider the amount of money which needs to poured into a single act in o...
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by on September 24, 2016
Here is the Official Press Release for The Josie Music Awards.. Wow..Congratulations Josie Passantino, Tina Tinamarie Passantino, Team Josie and All who Attended This Amazing Event.. Thank you for my Beautiful Award for Songwriter of the Year Country ( Female )  ‎The Josie Music Awards‎ to The 2016 Josie Music Awards 11 hrs · Here it is! The official 2016 Josie Music Awards press release. Check it out: https://www.prlog.org/12589154-the-2016-josie-music-awards-… 
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by on July 6, 2014
    So, here we go on our new adventures in SongRamp - new look, new feel - but the same cool folks and laid-back atmosphere.  That said, I know that some of you are asking:  "WTF?? Why did we do this?" The Admins and I have been posting about this on the legacy site for a couple of years now.  The original developers of SongRamp - Bondware - made a business decision to focus on their more profitable lines, which are heavily directed at the newspaper and magazine businesses.  That decision left...
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by on September 15, 2016
I`ve only recently started writing songs,after a lifelong Passion for all types of Music.Now I know Country Music is an Aquired Taste,and probably has a minimal following amongst the "Younger" Generations.But Country Music tells stories of real life and loves,sometimes not all good!Somebody asked me" Why dont you write more cheerful songs?" The answer,because life is NOT all cheerful.The depth and Soul of life is far more interesting than meaningless waffle!I try to bring to life in song.experie...
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