Beam Me Up Scotty
Big Iron Bank Vault
Poet and a Dreamer
I wrote this song as a birthday gift to my dear friend and fellow songwriter, Chris Davies. I used lines and images from some of his songs in this tribute. It’s played in an Open D tuning.
5 seconds of silence before audio begins. Hope I submitted correctly!
Back At The Ocean Again
Wayne Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Light
Written in 2016 but I’m “spiffing it up” now. Are lyrics okay? I’d like ideas for improvement. It currently has WAV files I found online for kick drum and claps. I can probably replicate the claps myself, but how might I improvise a kick drum sound? And how can I improve the vocals? I know I have a few pitchy spots and sometimes the rhythm gets out of time. Other than that? More harmonies? I’m going for a retro folk-style feel (like Linda Ronstadt and Stone Poneys idea). Should I rethink that? Or maybe thick harmonies all the way through, like Peter, Paul & Mary. I think I need to add a low (male) voice. I’d like, someday, to pitch it somewhere. What would make it more pitchable?
Instrumental No lyrics
Looking for help with a particular chord (in purple). Not sure I’ll have time to record the current version tonight. Is midnight the deadline?
Get It Right
Any input is welcome however I am specifically looking for input on a couple of chords, recommendations for harmony placement if needed, tempo, and thoughts about additional instruments.
Here’s the MP3 version
Will play it live.
A song I wrote a few years ago about a guy who’s desperate and dateless. He goes to a bar, sees a girl through the bottom of his beer glass and his whole life changes. I’ve always thought of the intro at the beginning of the song as a dream sequence. This song gave me the opportunity to play the accordion, which was the first instrument I learned to play when I was 8 years old.
The songwriters’ forum I’m in had a summer song challenge in 2017 and this is the song I wrote for that. One of the other forum members did some production for me to make it sound more interesting than just me and a guitar. I’ve marked the contrasting sections as choruses but they actually seem more like a bridge to me. Since there usually aren’t two repetitions of the bridge in a song, however, I thought “chorus” might be more accurate. Feedback on that would be appreciated. Other feedback I’m looking for is on production ideas. Some people think it’s too slow, but I like the dramatic effect I can get into at this speed. I would lose that if it were more “rock and rolly”. And also on other elements of the presentation (more background vocals probably?, instrumentation?, etc) and lyrics. Are the lyrics okay or do they need more work?
I’ll sing live
Nightingales and Doves
Tony Wentersdorf, email@example.com
2nd song only if there is time