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4/7/19:
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Group is created today! Woohoo! *confetti and stuff falls from sky*

4/15/19:
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Eek! I forgot to do this yesterday. The group is already dying, so uhh… :o
@Jaybird1 is one of the first truly active members, I told him I would give him a shoutout here, so here you go :P

Some melodies in need of lyrics, and a score needing feedback

Hi there,

It's been a while that I joined this group but I haven't posted or introduced myself here so far.  I am from Germany and I started using Musescore and composing about 3 years ago. I work as a software developer but music has
become very essential in my life durng the past 4 or 5 years. I also take classical voice lessons.  Practicing has given me a lot of inspiration for finding melodies as I often improvise/vocalise over a drone for warm-up.
  
To get an impression what I've composed so far, you can find several pieces published via my profile https://musescore.com/user/8752261  -  mostly in various sets. Last year, I took part in a competition here on the website, the Musescore Composition Competition 2018. One of the sets contain my contributions to this contest, others are melodies to lyrics of existing traditional songs, or accompaniments I made for one or the other vocal piece I wanted to learn.

I've uploaded one first score where I tried for the first time to write lyrics to existing melodies of my own,
and since English is not my mother tongue, I'd appreciate your feedback.  
This belongs to a project on which I cooperate with another Musescore user, so I have just added it to this group, I haven't published it yet. 
This score can be found here:
From Now On / Take My Hand  https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5495677/s/9ubp82

For two other scores, I haven't yet got any idea what lyrics could fit, though the melodies somehow sound like these could be songs.
They sound like rounds to me, one isn't exactly a round because I used woodwinds in different registers to replace the choir aaahs and ooohs which I don't like, and I had to adjust the melodies a bit to fit the instruments' range better.
For one of them, I have a work title "As Night is Falling" because it sounded like a night song to me - maybe it provides some inspiration, but you could well suggest another title in case you found lyrics to which it wouldn't fit. It might even be some
bible verse, psalm or prayer line. 

Round melody in 4 parts:   https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5500850
As Night Is Falling:               https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5397879

There are some more but these still need a bit of preparation.

I would be happy to have inspired one or some of you to write text for these pieces, and I'm very curious what you come up with.

"How to write (better) lyrics?" - A tip

 Hi,

how do you write interesting lyrics, how do you avoid cliches, how do you find and create interesting metaphores, how do you create something beautiful, how to change lyrics into which directions, what's your rhyme-dictionary, how to avoid the perfect rhyme?

These are the subject of Pat Pattison's books. Pat is to lyrics what a mechanic is to my car :)

Just as a teaser:
* lyric is a car
* car of lyric
* lyric's car

-> what images do these create for you, and how can you use them for your lyrics?
E.g.
* lyric brings you to destination, lyrics move, lyrics entice
* / your turn :)

Best, Michael

"How to write (better) lyrics?" - A tipp

in Lyrics

Hi,

how do you avoid cliches, how do you find and create interesting metaphores, how do you create something beautiful, how to change lyrics into which directions, what's your rhyme-dictionary, how to avoid the perfect rhyme?

These are the subject of Pat Pattison's books. Pat is to lyrics what a mechanic is to my car :)

Just as a teaser:
* lyric is a car
* car of lyric
* lyric's car

-> what images do these create for you, and how can you use them for your lyrics?
E.g.
* lyric brings you to destination, lyrics move, lyrics entice
* / your turn :)

Best, Michael

a song waiting for lyrics ?

This is part of a set of 10 pieces of folk music, which I have written this year and named the Sutherland Reels ( they are not all reels !). Do you think it could be developed as a song with the additions of lyrics and vocals ?

https://musescore.com/user/29915057/scores/5317700

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSfNgdi7huA

In the youtube version I am playing a Yamaha synth. Using sinsy I could generate a synthesized vocal and add it to that.   

Lyrics Needing A Composer

could smeone help me with the song
Something Rock Or Jazzy Or prefarably Both

(intro) Oh Baby, 
Why did you have to lie?
I thought you loved me? 
I thought i was the only one. 
Have you ever? 
Thought About me? 
Have you ever? 
Cared for me?  
Oh, i know you never did.  
(bridge)  
You used me…. 
Oh..you hurt me… 
Just because i am weak  
OHH,while you loved her… 
You told me… 
I was the only one… 
But you lied baby! 
You betrayed me Baby!  

(Chorus)
 Am i nothing to you… 
Am i just someone that you used… 
Am i just someone that you played…  
I’ve let you devour me!!
 Because Heaven Knows!! 
I love you more than anything!!!!  
I would die for you Oh! 
I would even kill for you baby 
I would do and give  Anything for you  

(bridge2) 
SO BABY!!!! 
I know i’m an idiot To say this!!!
 But Please, 
Come back to me… 
Even though.. 
You’re a Selfish Man 
I’ll forgive all your mistakes  

(Chorus 2) 
Because BABY 
I can’t live without you. 
I would rather die.. 
Instead of… 
Loving someone else… 
Oh BABY!!! You are my only one!! You are my Baby!! OH BABY!! You Are My MAN!!!!  

(Bridge 3)
 I know i’m Stupid To think… 
That you’ll change  
Because you lied to me… 
Because you used me… 
And Also!!!
 BEcause you love Someone Else!!!!!
  I know… 
I should’ve moved on Especially.. From a man like you..  

(Ending)
 OH GOD!!! 
HELP ME PLEASE!!! 
Help ME Out OF This Misery!!!!
  All i want is this pain to be gone… 
But he keeps hurting me… 
He loves her now… 
But he keeps telling me… 
He still loves me…

I've decided to stay with Musescore

When MS first changed it's format, I was extremely upset. It was a very poor transition with LOTS and LOTS of errors. In the past six months they have cleaned up a lot of problems. They still have not addressed two major problems, as I see it.
1) When cruising the dashboard if you listen to a song, you must go back to the top of the dashboard again. I can go through 7 or 8 pages and then frustration sets in. MS should work towards their software remembering where you are in your dashboard. This would make it much easier to peruse titles.
2) I believe that favourites do not belong on a composers profile page. I would much rather have another 5 of my scores scores show up. This may just be me, but there are many reasons for giving a favourite. Since MS has no "Like" button, I use the Fav for that function. When a young composer has spent a lot of time and energy in trying to write a masterpiece I feel that a fav rewards them for their work. When I really, really like a song... I just download it and add it to my library.

I have looked at other sites, and I see advantages to MS. I will stay, I also intend to make this group larger and more active.

Thanks to all of you members for sticking to the group.
Cheers
Richard