歌手创作人节目无聊的8个原因

我,歌手创作人

Most singer songwriter 节目s are completely boring.  Here’s why.

我刚刚在播放了一个名为#songwritersundays的新歌曲作者系列 狐狸与猎犬 在Studio City,CA中。他们在本周日系列节目中吸引了相当多的音乐家和音乐爱好者支持。毫无疑问,每个星期天这个地方都挤满了观众 默默地听 给表演艺术家。

This isn’t a glamorous event.  There’s no stage.  The artists setup in front of the front window, and for all intents and purposes it’s a bar.  But what makes these 节目s special, is the crowd.

Run and booked by musicians and music lovers, these nights have become somewhat of a hidden gem of the Valley.  Most people in the house are other singer songwriters checking out the talent.  And unlike the pay-to-play clubs on Sunset Strip, the singer songwriters are paid a guarantee for their performance.  And the 节目 is free for attendees.

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Before the 节目, a woman came up to me and mentioned that she was going to review my 节目 for a publication she writes for. We got to chatting and she asked me a curious question, “why are most singer songwriter 节目s unmemorable?”  Taken aback (being a singer songwriter) I asked her to expound.  She said that most singer songwriter 节目s she walks away from she can’t remember a single song they played and nothing sticks out to her about the 节目.

作为一个可能已经看过(并与其他数百位)歌手创作人一起演奏的人,她有一个观点。

Most singer songwriter 节目s ARE boring.  But that doesn’t mean that the singer songwriter genre is boring.

So, dear singer songwriters, here are 8 reasons why 您r 节目s CAN BE boring as hell:

1) Your 嘲笑 Is Bland Or Non-existent

舞台戏ter者是一位久负盛名的歌手作曲家传统。大多数专业人士已经掌握了这种艺术,并在歌曲之间随意放松。

When 您’re starting off, 您 aren’t going to have great stage banter.  It doesn’t come naturally.  Just like 您r instrument, 您 have to practice it.  Work at it.  Stand up comics don’t come out of the womb funny.  They work at it for years and years.  As do singer songwriters.

在家练习故事和笑话。如果您定格在舞台上,请在清单上做笔记,以提醒自己要讲的故事或笑话。记下什么有效,什么无效。您想要达到一个没有计划的地方,可以在房间之外进行表演并使每个节目都变得独特而独特,但这需要时间。经过多年的表演和数百场演出之后,这才获得了一定的信心。我知道我的舞台戏ter直到第200场演出才开始。这需要时间!

“If 您’re an introvert, 您 can be an introvert, but be a confident one.”

And there’s no one way to customize 您r stage banter.  Be an enhanced version of 您r best self.  You have to do what makes sense for 您r personality.  If 您 have an extremely dry sense of humor don’t try to be bubbly, be dry!  But be hilariously dry.  If 您’re goofy, be goofy.  If 您’re an introvert, 您 can be an introvert, but be a confident one.  And if 您 aren’t going to tell hilariously extravagant stories, then the few words 您 speak softly into the mic should set the crowd at ease.

No matter what 您r stage persona is, 您 never want the audience to feel uncomfortable.

Fans come up to me all the time and reminisce about 节目s they’ve seen of mine in years past.  They retell me a story I told that night.  Most of the time the story was a spontaneous moment of inspiration I had on stage and I don’t remember what they’re talking about.  But they do.  People will remember the stories and jokes 您 told much longer than they’ll remember the songs 您 played that night.

You play the same songs every night in every city and every venue. What makes 您r 节目 special for those in the house are the 事情s 您 do differently for them.  Playing off the crowd, the city, the restaurant 您 ate at this morning, the people talking in the back, the cowboy hat in the front row, the girl on her cell phone.  These are 事情s that the crowd will remember if 您 point them out from the stage and joke about it.  These are how to make 您r banter special and funny as hell.

2) 音乐能力弱

There’s nothing more annoying to me than a singer songwriter who only plays one instrument and plays it poorly.  You don’t have to be Bonnie Raitt 要么 John Mayer on 您r instrument, but 您 should at least be capable.  You should master 您r style of playing.

“Whatever 您 do with 您r instrument, do it well!”

Looking down at 您r fingers on the guitar changing from a G chord to a D chord while slipping in and out of place is completely unacceptable.  You should not be performing in public until 您 have mastered 您r instrument in the style 您 are playing in. Sure, there’s always room for improvement and 您 can always alter 您r playing style.  If 您 can’t solo, don’t take solos. Whatever 您 do with 您r instrument, do it well!

The professional singer songwriters who suck at guitar (but just use it as a songwriting instrument) will hire a guitar player for their 节目s and just sing.  That’s fine!  Just don’t sit up on stage and suck at 您r instrument.  That detracts from whatever brilliance 您 have within 您r songs.

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But word to the wise, 您 will drastically decrease 您r costs if 您 can become capable at 您r instrument and don’t need to hire out every time 您 play a 节目.

3)歌曲简直吸

我对歌手的歌曲作者感到厌倦,他们会抛出很多“酷和弦”,但不能写出好歌来挽救他们的生命。这相当于金属碎纸机不停地在平庸的乐器基础上独奏而没有唱歌。自我放纵!好无聊

You’re a singer SONGWRITER.  It’s in 您r title.  你的歌一定很棒。  Spend time writing and rewriting and rewriting.

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Most great songwriters write 5 songs for every 1 they actually use.  Not everything any songwriter writes is gold.  Dylan threw out a TON of songs that we never heard.  So why do 您 think every song 您 write is good enough for the 节目?  I’ll give 您 a tip, they’re not.

“永远不要安顿下来。”

Make sure 您r songs have hooks, memorable refrains 要么 choruses and have lyrics that aren’t generic.  Pop can get away with cliches and blandness because it has BUMPING production beneath it.  Singer songwriters cannot.  Your songs should be creative, intriguing, enticing, stimulating, thought provoking, and life changing.  If 您r lyrics don’t evoke SOME kind of emotion, rework them until they do.  And never settle.

唐’t just surround 您rself with friends and family who tell 您 everything 您 write is gold (they don’t know).  Test out some songs on 风筝 要么 通量 从普通听众和行业专家那里获得公正的意见

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4) 你看起来很朴素

This is the least cool 事情 to talk about, 但它’s important.  And for some reason ladies understand this concept way more than dudes.  You’re standing on stage inviting people to look at 您 for 45 minutes.  Give them something 有趣 (and memorable) to look at!  You don’t have to go all Gene Simmons, but wear something that is patently 您.

You’re an artist. Be artistic!  Embrace 您r quirks.  Like 您r banter, 您r outfit should 节目case the best version of 您rself.  Dress UP!  Be different.  If 您 look plain, people will think 您r music is plain.  Wear what feels right for 您.  Something that sets 您 apart.

有一种风格。看在上帝的份上。短裤是给爸爸在烧烤的,而不是舞台上的歌手。

5) 歌曲没有纹身线

每当我写一首歌时,我都会尝试确保它至少包含一条“纹身线”。和我一起写信的人都听过我解释这个概念。这条线太棒了,以至于粉丝们会自己纹身。

As someone who has had fans tattoo my lyrics on them, I can say I’ve passed this test.  These are the lines that people walk away from 您r 节目 remembering.  They stand on their own.  They give people pause.

What are 您r tattoo lines?

6) 您只演奏一种乐器

这是一项艰巨的任务,因为我见过出色的歌手歌曲创作者,他们只演奏一种乐器就能指挥剧院。但是他们是专家。

Trey 安娜stasio(网络钓鱼的吉他手/歌手/作曲家)几年前开始了个人巡演。他在一次采访中提到,有人曾经告诉他,人们听到相同的声音nic达两个小时会感到无聊。您需要给他们一些差异。

Trey learned a few songs on piano so he could trade off (even though there are few living guitar players better than him).  He wasn’t very good at piano, but capable, and made his 节目 that much more 有趣.

First, master 您r main instrument.  Then experiment with bringing another instrument into the mix.  YOU don’t have to play multiple instruments, but either play with a band 要么 another musician who can alter the sound of 您r 节目 enough to treat the audience’s ears.

7) 你不玩掩护

If 您’re playing in front of a crowd with mostly people who have never heard 您 before, it’s 不错 to throw in a cover as a reward for sitting through a bunch of songs they’ve never heard before.

No matter how brilliant 您r songs are, it is overwhelming for someone to hear 10 of them back to back for the first time.  So break it up with a cover.  And make sure it’s a cover 您r audience will know.  There’s no sense in playing an obscure cover from the 80s by a band only 327 people in Australia know.  Play a song, in 您r style, that everyone in 您r crowd will enjoy.

像这样。

8) You 唐’t Perform

This seems like a no brainer, but 您’re PERFORMING on stage, so PERFORM!  Don’t stand there like 您 hate life, hate performing, hate the audience and are completely dead inside.  If 您 truly do hate all these 事情s then why are 您 performing?

Go record somewhere and never play out.  Or go write a novel.  Put on a damn 节目!  Yes, even though 您’re opening up parts of 您r soul to the audience, it’s not enough!  I know that’s tough to hear.  So, work on 您r banter, work on how 您 perform the songs.  You don’t have to bounce around the stage, but give them something memorable.

格伦·汉萨德(Glen Hansard)在结他的肺部(有时不是很漂亮)时将吉他撕成碎片。他对表演充满激情,观众不禁陷入了能量之中。

Ben Folds throws 事情s at his piano and pounds on the keys frequently popping strings mid 节目.

Ed Sheeran和Andrew Bird循环播放。

英格丽·迈克尔森(Ingrid Michaelson)的戏要比大多数人好,可以在钢琴和夏威夷四弦琴之间切换,还可以将好莱坞碗(Hollywood Bowl)变成客厅,并使家里的每个人都像她最好的朋友。

Ben Harper is equally strong playing a solo acoustic 节目 as a full band rock experience.

Ani DiFranco tears up her guitar and leaves a pint of blood on stage for her solo 节目s.

Sara Bareilles and 杰森 Mraz are two of the strongest singers in the scene and both have equally 招待ing stage personas.

杰米·库勒姆(Jamie Cullum)站立在他的三角钢琴上,然后上下跳跃,上下飞行,每个人的集体下巴都躺在地板上。

马特·纳森森(Matt Nathanson)那里有一些最一贯的搞笑笑话。

地球上最高的人是一个快速的指尖采摘现象,具有与众不同的声音,并且每次都与他唱歌的每个单词相关。

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As a singer songwriter, I don’t want people generalizing the entire genre as “boring” because I know 它没有’t have to be.  So, please, help out the scene and bring the excitement back into the category.

阿里·赫尔斯坦德 是洛杉矶的歌手/词曲作者和音乐业务咨询博客的创建者, 阿里的拿。在Twitter上关注他: @aristake 

图片来自Flickr的丽贝卡·克拉布(Rebecca Crab)。

68个回答

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      比利

      This list is full of shit. Just be 您rself and don’不在乎任何人的想法。

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    高音音乐

    我正在练习表演现场dj舞蹈,但我很紧张,但我会跳舞。 。我仍然看起来像白日梦(眼睛滚动)。谢谢阿里你直说。

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    亨尼尔·加尔沃(Henir Galvao)

    哇我’我至少对此感到内,,第8位可能是我最需要研究的一个。至于#5,虽然我认为’有纹身线(或脸书贴)很酷,在那里’s a risk, as I see in some lyricsts, to overdo it. I think if 您 persist in writing (and rewriting, as 您 observed), memorable lines will pop up without 您 having to be 缠住ed about them.

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    帕维尔·伊兹德布斯基

    我非常需要这个,在几周前我和我的挚友作曲家一起巡回演出。她的歌忧郁而曲调,但几句话之后,她吸引了所有听众。当20岁的小女孩安静地在酒吧里喝了3个家伙时,这让我感到困惑。谢谢你的这一个。

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      克里斯

      对于以前的帖子中的错误,我表示最诚挚的歉意。我对这堆胡扯的文章感到非常生气,以至于我没有’不能按我应有的方式检查它。 --

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    克里斯

    1. “People will remember the stories and jokes 您 told much longer than they’ll remember the songs 您 played that night.” If this is the case 您 aren’向一群人玩’对音乐感兴趣。如果它’s about 您r jokes and witty retort, it’根本不关音乐。

    2. “音乐能力弱”恭喜你!一开始的所有人也是如此…and for a long time. We are always 完善ing our craft, we are all in a stage of suck at one time 要么 another. Just be honest, play with integrity and the musicianship will come. There are a lot of great artists and bands who never moved past basic chords.
    3.歌曲简直吸– “你的歌一定很棒。” No, they don’一定很棒。甲壳虫乐队在这方面也很糟糕。歌曲必须诚实,并且需要合法性。您需要坚定信念!通常是’s something 您 lived through, convey that. Have the audience live through it.

    4. “You Look Plain” The day that 您r fashion has ANYTHING to do with 您r music is the day that music has lost. There have always been musicians with terrible fashion sense. Those who didn’顺应趋势或关注趋势… It didn’不要停止他们的成功。因为我们’在谈论音乐而不是时尚。

    5. “歌曲没有纹身线”谁想到这个词,谁都应该被枪杀。令人难忘的歌曲具有令人难忘的合唱效果。一条线?那’s all we expect from our fans is to remember one line? 请! Expect more and 您 will get it. Demand more and 您 will have it.

    6. “您只演奏一种乐器” Can 您 play more than one at the same time? You’re fine with 您r one intstrument if 您 play it well and if 您 write well. I play more than 8 instruments well. Yet when I played my live 节目s, I only ever played one. It never hurts to expand 您r music knowledge and learn another. It never hurts to play it live 要么 write for it either. But to assume it’必需品是精氨酸。

    7. “你不玩掩护”太棒了!我来见的是歌手/作曲家而不是歌手/作曲家。现在唐’不要误会我的意思,一次又一次的掩护从未伤害任何人。我玩过的一些最有趣的歌曲是翻唱(主要是因为’t my ass on the line). But if 您 want to get into it. Legally 您 owe that artist some money for using their talent for 您r own gain. Also, unless 您 have an album filled with covers and enjoy paying royalties 您 aren’t helping 您rself finanically either.

    8.你不’t perform “Don’t stand there like 您 hate life, hate performing, hate the audience and are completely dead inside.”真?似乎对极乐世界和其他无数乐队都很有效。 ”

    本文的拍摄对象是那些没有cookie头的cookie头曲奇音乐家。那’对于那些打算从这些艺术家中赚钱的人来说非常有用。但是,’对艺术家来说不是那么好。它’对于真正热爱音乐的人来说并不是那么好。它永远不会为那些因提供真正独特的东西而被人们铭记的人做出贡献。

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      范曼

      克里斯,我’m sorry but I can’我不同意你写的任何东西。一世’我曾经是一名表演者,街头艺人,舞台演员,广播员和评论员,但这篇文章仍在继续。涅rv乐队很有趣,因为他们的听众同样是焦虑的青少年,但是几个月后很快就耗尽了—戴夫·格罗尔(Dave Grohl)当然已经超越了他的出色表演所证明的一切。歌手,词曲作者通常是最沉闷的演员— trust me, I’与他们分享了很多账单,他们’re often “nice”人,但其中很少人真正致力于成为优秀的人— so 您 have to work on 您r 节目. 克里斯tine Lavin is probably the best, Jeremy Loops does a 完善 节目 and there are many others. And sorry, fashion has been a part of music from the beginning. Yes, 您 have to have good songs and no 不错 shirt can make up for that, but if 您 look like yet another weed-smoking hipster, play the same confessional blah blah I’我听过一百万遍,你’只是想结束对那些认为希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)着拿铁咖啡和检查手机的人最先进的咖啡馆的喝彩,当您的歌曲结束并在隔壁的酒吧思考80年代的舞蹈之夜时,要鼓掌。

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        Name2

        我知道!!

        没有视频的实时Nirvana盗版者?嘘!

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        杰森

        作为表演者和观众中的一员,我无法’更同意这个家伙的话…he said it dead on and 完善ly. In fact, I don’甚至不参加全乐队表演“thing”正是因为这个原因。而且有太多的人(自从2005年录制唱片对任何人来说都可以使用以来)认为自己有才华,应该回到其他非音乐爱好上来。

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      音乐会是视觉表演,也是音频表演。
      视觉呈现很重要。

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      塞普图斯勋爵

      克里斯, 您r points are incorrect. This is the business of ENTERTAINMENT. Great songs are integral to the equation but in a world where there’s hundreds of activities a night to capture the 招待ment dollars of the public; 您 better offer something to keep them from going to see Magic Mike II for the 3rd time.

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        对我来说’s the business of therapy. Entertainment is one form of therapy. 唐’不要被行话所困扰。

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      汤玛士

      极乐世界是乐队。这不是’t “乐队无聊的8个原因” it’适用于歌手/作曲家。

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      肯尼迪先生

      I’犯了这些错误中的每一个。这实际上是一个很好的教训。它’s about time someone insisted the bar be raised. 这里 are my responses to each of these 8 points.

      1.鲍勃·迪伦(Bob Dylan)在纽约开始工作时,以有趣的舞台戏and和机智而闻名,他的风格像卓别林,远胜于他的歌曲。的确,他的歌声经常被容忍,因为当他不唱歌时,他简直很滑稽。当然,现在他很少在舞台上对观众说什么,但是他没有’t have to. He’s Bob Dylan –过去50多年的终极创作歌手。你可能以为你不知道’不需要娱乐,因为迪伦没有’t “entertain”但是话又说回来,就像我说的,他’s Bob Dylan. You’re not. It’就像电影中的Crash Davis所说的那样,“Bull Durham”与一个年轻的自大棒球投手交谈时。“您的淋浴鞋上有真菌。您’永远不要在鞋子上生真菌进入专业。现在,如果您在大满贯赛中赢得20场比赛,就可以将木耳重新种植在鞋上,媒体就会认为您’重新丰富多彩。在此之前,这意味着您不满意。” Like it 要么 not, 您’除了唱惊艳的歌曲,您还需要做更多的事情。

      2.看着某人用他的和弦发呆是很难看的。看着别人忘记这些单词,立刻使我失去了兴趣。看着某人停在歌曲的中间然后重新开始,或者决定制作另一首歌曲,这是每个人的浪费’的时间。看着某人’音乐从架子上滑落,然后看到表演者因恐惧而冻结,这是可悲的。排练,排练,排练。

      3.这些节目中的大多数歌曲确实很烂。让’不是在自欺欺人。他们’重新充满了疲倦的台词,自命不凡的台词,口齿不清的台词和糟糕的旋律。大多数歌手都很糟糕。对不起,但是’就是这样。它’人们真的太糟糕了’他们对歌手和作曲家的评论将更加直接。听力没有挑战,“那真的很好。”但是,许多歌手为这些妄想做好了准备。谈论这首歌对他们来说多么个性化,对他们的真实感受,他们如何从经历中成长等。抱歉,直言不讳,没人真正关心它如何影响您。他们想知道它如何影响他们。但他们’不想告诉您,这似乎是一个私人故事,它使您的脸无聊。根据我的经验,大多数观众过于消极主动,无法提出真正的批评。您的家人和朋友会骗你,因为他们爱甚至可能喜欢你。它’如果您不认识某人,则为true’不知道会说些什么好话。如果可以的话,找到两个或三个诚实的批评家,然后认真听取他们的意见。我写的书中有90%从不上台,或者一次上台,我可以说’在第一节诗句之后另外,我从不写个人经验。我更喜欢诚实和虚构的小说。

      4. Looks ARE important. Going up in a t-shirt and shorts, 要么 a sloppy shirt with dirty jeans makes 您 look like nobody. Dress up. Sell it. Frank Zappa – a true 节目man – once said, “Everyone is wearing a costume. 唐’t kid 您rself.” Well, wear something that says who 您 are. Do 您 want to be one of the crowd? Then just wear shore and a t-shirt. We’ll forget 您 within seconds of when 您 leave the stage. Do 您 want to be remembered? Then dress the role.

      5.纹身线– yep. They’re important. “Crazy”, “Blowin in the Wind” “Like A Rolling Stone” “Heart of Gold” “Let It Be”. The list goes on for ages. 唐’要自命不凡。卖掉

      6. The instrument idea is good for longer 节目s, however in a singer-songwiter evening, when 您 only get one to three songs, I think one instrument is fine.

      7个封面 – Do them, but this is the one 事情 I think the writer may have suggested in the wrong 文章. In singer-songwriter evenings that is a bit of a problem because of ASCAP. I think singer-songwriter evenings should be 要么iginals only. If 您 are doing a longer 节目, where 您 get more than one to three songs, then covers can be great. I saw Dylan do “整个过程都在进行”与感恩之死,这是伟大的。

      8,执行请执行!现在我’我很不这样做我有一个固定的演出,我以为我可以坐下来做我的歌,没有戏ter,没有服装,没有歌词的立场,那很好。不。我的魔术歌曲并没有吸引观众放下酒水,倾听我的智慧。有人告诉我,我不再需要了。好吧,他们是对的。这篇文章让人呼吸新鲜,尽管它使我四处张望,’如此正确就死定了。站起来表演那些歌曲,让自己上线,然后不要’坐下来,假设您的精彩歌曲将统治这一天。卖掉!

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      Narcissism just bleeds from this 文章. He even used a picture of himself in the lede. Yes, we should all conform to 您r way of performing because it’s so successful.

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      安娜

      有些歌手才华横溢,翻唱出色的歌曲可以保留一位有才华的作家’音乐还活着,大多数作家都感激不尽

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        稻田

        我抓到了特雷’s solo 节目 in Madison in 1999. He went from guitar to piano to play “Billy Breathes”并完全破坏了它。他在歌曲的开头停下了脚步,向听众道歉,并解释说他正努力听从尼尔·扬给他的建议,改换乐器以使人们保持兴趣。

        在观众的帮助下,他摸索了一下。作为尼尔·杨(Neil Young)的粉丝,这一刻令人难忘,观众的参与也令人难忘。– which made up for his mistakes in the song. It may actually be the most memorable moment of the 节目 –16年前,这是我记得的那一刻。

        John Hartford is one of the best examples of a solo artist switching up instruments during a 节目 I can think of. He would go from banjo to guitar to fiddle, often dancing and tapping out the rhythm on a mic’d sheet of plywood. I remember him explaining that he wanted to do a solo bluegrass 节目, so he thought he should feature instruments typically heard in a full bluegrass band throughout the 节目.

        哈特福德和阿纳斯塔西奥之间的区别’s performances –哈特福德在每种乐器上都很出色,而特雷(Trey)在现场演奏之前需要多练习一些钢琴。

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    Not sure how it is in Cali, but 您 NEVER play a cover at a songwriter’s night here in Nashville unless 您 wrote it!! If I want to hear a cover I will turn radio on 要么 plug in m ipod…

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      汤玛士

      Singer/songwriter 节目s are different than songwriter nights. This was titled “歌手/词曲作者表演无聊的8个原因” not “在作曲家之夜该做什么。”只是因为有人写歌不会’t mean they can’t play covers.

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    大卫·阿克斯

    我很高兴这首歌跑了,它使我想起了我不需要阅读数字音乐新闻。

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    唐na B. Pacini-Christensen

    This is an excellent 文章. Off and on for three decades I have hosted music 节目cases. In Woodbridge, CA my husband and I have hosted one per month for several years now. Many of the points made in this 文章 are verbalized to me at 节目cases, concerts, festivals, etc.

    My favorite memories of performances I have seen/heard are of performers who have mastered the skill of stage banter. Most audience folks want to be 招待ed, and they want to hear some 有趣 antidotes about the music and/or about the performers.

    乔·克雷文(Joe Craven)是一个熟练掌握舞台戏skills技巧的表演者的典范(我的创作艺术家社区的很多人都知道)。乔’穿着破烂的衣服,古怪的鞋子,风度翩翩的笑容,以及他在舞台上所说的一切,“entertainment”包,这是一个了不起的包。乔与听众保持联系。他对纽带,歌曲和整体感到高兴/兴奋“performer/audience”分享经验。乔应该给“Banter”讲习班。他们将使许多表演者受益。

    我不能经常这么说,太多的表演者低估了舞台上灿烂的笑容的价值。即使是在舞台上依赖乐谱的表演者—看着观众很多,微笑很多,开些玩笑会是金子。

    原创歌曲应该是出色的歌曲。原创歌曲要出色,才可以共享(在表演中)。我知道这是“subjective” to each person’s tastes—but at most concerts I have attended if 您 gave the audience a checklist to rate the songs I think some songs would be rated poorly because they are not particularly good. If the majority of the audience can catch this after listening to a song once—大多数表演者也应该能够抓住它。

    我是摄影师,主要拍摄创意艺术家。我不’意思是发脾气或讨厌—但是有些表演者的服装看起来就像表演者没有考虑他/她为表演而穿的衣服。那些看起来确实已经考虑过自己装束的人会受到注意和赞赏。它为N’观众通常会告诉表演者的事情—but believe me—the audience does pay attention to what 您 are wearing.

    帽子:我应该为表演者举办关于帽子的研讨会。超大的帽子可以表演’在超大摇头下,身体看起来很小。这不是一个吸引人的外观。

    棒球帽:#1最糟糕的元凶是棒球帽。当音乐家低头看着他/她的乐器时,经常戴棒球帽覆盖该人’整个脸这看起来很可笑,如果这个男人留着胡须,那看起来就像棒球帽突然留着胡须。棒球帽可以投射在脸上的阴影往往会破坏照片,即使具有出色Photoshop技能的摄影师也会因为戴着棒球帽而丢弃照片。当戴着棒球帽的音乐家低头看着他/她的乐器时,摄影师通常无法获得优质的照片。

    Variance of material, especially with 要么iginal material: You gotta have variance. People notice if 您 fail to have it. I have heard some songwriters perform and then folks in the audience would whisper that the person’的原创歌曲写得很好,演奏也很好—but that they all sound the same. That is boring. If 您 cannot rectify this problem on 您r own—collaborate with other musicians/songwriters. Make sure 您r 要么iginal songs have variance.

    翻唱歌曲 —come on, please do a few. Even if 您r 要么iginal songs are absolutely brilliant, if the audience has not heard 您r 要么iginal songs they wanna to hear a few songs they recognize, songs that causes their feet to tap a familiar beat.

    Performing: If 您 are on a stage to perform, please give a performance. I repeat: If 您 are on a stage to perform, please give a performance.

    在我看来,Ari Herstand在本文中提供的建议可能适合大多数创意艺术家—不仅适用于音乐家/歌手。我认为应该为创意艺术家阅读他的文章。

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    马特·卡万

    It depends on 您r perspective. Most of the people playing are doing it for nothing more than getting comfortable with playing a new song in front of a live audience, a hobby. For the audience, they’重新看到20-80个人尽可能快地轮流浏览,试图跟踪或关注特定的人非常困难。

    对于不仅仅出于业余爱好而工作的音乐家,无论您是否愿意,环境都是艰难的’伟大或可怕。导致认为可能需要进行格式更改,例如,您可以每天在开放麦克风的地方进行演出’约3个小时,以及过去开放式麦克风的各种功能表演者’s来填充剩余的时隙,之前和之后。但是那’现实是你的极端’幸运的是,一个地方每周有一个晚上,通常在星期一至四,没有真正的选择可以吸引更多的观众,除非您’在和乐队一起玩。

    无论哪种方式,我认为他们’re great for both the performer and audience, if 您’re looking for true, raw, 要么iginal music and nothing more, 但它’s not for everyone.

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    布赖恩·弗兰克

    I’m guessing 您’re getting some criticism for some 事情s 您 said. I get 您’重新尝试写一篇有用的文章,但是这里’我本人是歌手/作曲家–这个名字太多了,我们很多人老老实实地扔了。

    这里’这是开始的有效点。如果有人发现歌手/作曲家很无聊,为什么要去表演?为什么听他们或支持他们?我个人不会有人认为自己是粉丝,“you’re boring”–it doesn’没有任何意义,请不要’t be my fan wasting 您r time and money on me! (btw, I’m curious why this reviewer at 您r 节目 is even reviewing something for a living she finds a snoozer, maybe we can find an 文章 for her journalism career to find what she really wants to write about.)

    As to some of the 8 points, in general yes, I agree we all can get better at these aspects. Some 事情s that bothered me which 您 wrote.

    “You should not be performing in public until 您 have mastered 您r instrument in the style 您 are playing in.”

    Were 您 a master of 您r instrument(s) before 您 were out in public? I don’t know, (not many personal stories in here to back 您r arguments sorry dude). I was not, but performing publicly got me better with my sound, with my playing, and even improvising. I’m also a host of open mics and honestly 您’重新把想开始的人说出来。坏音乐家,坏!

    “So why do 您 think every song 您 write is good enough for the 节目? I’ll give 您 a tip, they’re not.”

    No one sees music the same way. My favorite singer/songwriter may be 您r least favorite and vice versa. Sorry, 您’不是对歌曲人的整体判断。

    “这条线太棒了,以至于粉丝们会自己纹身。”

    很酷的概念。如果这首歌除了刺青线外还很烂怎么办?有人要思考吗“oh I’我会记住这一点。”有时似乎有点绝望,但可以正常工作。我希望没有人会后悔在上面涂上我们的纹身线。

    “Yes, even though 您’re opening up parts of 您r soul to the audience, it’s not enough!”

    Makes sense, be sure 您’re into what 您’re doing. Sometimes these 事情s like jumping off equipment 要么 any of those examples takes away from the song unfortunately. For a band, they make more sense, but we’关于SINGER /词曲作者。这首歌是第一位。

    If 您 can make a point #9 it’s this. STOP OVERUSING A LOOPER. 3-4 minute intros and 10 minute solos during 您r songs make me cringe no matter how great a song it is. Be quick with a looper and use them sparingly. People today have ADD and want the song to start and end and be great. If 您 want a full band sound, hire some folks to play with 您.

    Last 事情 I’ll say is this. I and anyone could do these 事情s 您 suggest to a “T” and guess what–someone will say we’仍然很无聊。以我的经验,人们很容易批评音乐家而又不假睫毛。他们’ll find something wrong with 您, let 您 know and leave it at that.

    Be well, everyone has a different experience in with this art format, 但它 alive and well. Thanks for sharing 您r perspective Ari.

    布赖恩·弗兰克
    @bfrankemusic

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    罗珊博

    唐’别误会,本文提出了一些优点。在舞台上表演,在舞台上看起来不错,发展一个人们会记住的角色– yup, that’太好了。我的主要问题是,很多注意力似乎都集中在样式上而不是实质上–用一条纹身线或一副出色的服装或短裙掩盖您的卑鄙歌曲。阿里到底是什么’s music is to me, shitty music dressed up 不错ly and played well. Also, neither unique nor 要么iginal (using a looper has grown predictable, and he stole his wardrobe and hair from Tim Buckley). Why should I take songwriting advice from someone who couldn’写一个体面的歌词来拯救他最好的朋友’s life?

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      汤玛士

      Why should I take songwriting advice from someone who couldn’写一个体面的歌词来拯救他最好的朋友’s life?

      Troll much? Lyrics are 主观. I’ve never heard Ari’s music, but if people have tattooed his lyrics, some clearly love them. Get off 您r pedestal dude.

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        罗珊博

        哈!巨魔?几乎不。只是明尼阿波利斯的一位音乐家,他认识Ari,那时他住在这里,几乎没有牵引力。我尊重他,因为他’自己为自己谋生,但不要误会– he’一位可怕的词曲作者。你自己说你’我从没听过他的歌词。你应该。他写了首歌“Do Ask Do Tell,”这说明他的作词技巧(或者说投机取巧的技巧)如何?老实说,问问自己。如果阿里(Ari)值得花在盐上,那他为什么要为一个数字音乐网站写作?您知道其他成功取得成功的艺术家,他们经常写博客谈论如何成为一名艺术家吗?而当我们’再说一遍,如果你能告诉我,甚至一个在手臂上刺上Ari Herstand歌词的人,我’会退出。马上。 (实际上我赢了’因为我太爱做音乐了,但仍然认为阿里’真他妈的可怕。擅长提供建议,但写歌却糟透了。)

        正如明尼阿波利斯的另一位音乐家曾经说过的那样,阿里(Ari)就如何成为一名成功的作曲家提供建议,就像一个戴小丑假发的男人在告诉某人如何进行明智,专业的发型。

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          安农

          “I’ll quit”

          如果他在自己身上涂了歌词,这是否适用?

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          阿里范

          您显然有一些问题需要自己解决。为什么对您的音乐家如此憎恨?自从看到他为Ben Folds开场以来,我一直是Ari粉丝7年了。我也住在明尼阿波利斯。我喜欢他的音乐和歌词(他’s a really 不错 person). Call me all the names 您 want, but his music has gotten me through very hard times. I’羞愧的Roshambo和我来自同一城市。避风港’你听过这句话吗“Minnesota Nice?” I guess 它没有’不适合你。我不’不知道你的意思“next to no traction”因为我曾经在整个城镇见过他,而且大多数演出都很热闹。去年12月,我刚在第一大街上见到了他,当时他已售罄。所以….

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            罗珊博

            嘿。说实话–他卖完了Entry,而不是FirstAve。’2,000名可容纳人数的人群和与之相连的小型俱乐部之间的巨大差异。它’卖掉Entry并不难,在过去的10年中,我的三支乐队都做到了。

            反正我’m glad 您 really like Ari. I really don’t, obviously.

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    安农

    首先不是很喜欢歌手歌曲作者类型,’s just stale as shit, and the fact that 您 feel like 您 need to banter on stage to bring the audience’注意力就是证明。

    Having said that though, I for one will listen to 您 if 您 are doing 您r own songs- if 您’re doing covers, unless 您 have some really unique take on them, I’我只是他妈的离开。

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    东京吉木

    我敢打赌所有说这篇文章很烂的人都是歌手/作曲家。一世’m not. I’m a singer-songwriter fan who attends many many 节目s, and this 文章 is spot on.

    继续相信’s all about 您r brilliant songs and that style and patter means nothing, and then blame the audience when no one but 您r family and close friends attend 您r 节目s. It’s called a “show” for a reason. If I just want to hear 您 sing 您r songs, I’ll stay home and stream them and 您’ll get 您r well-deserved two-tenths of a cent. When I go out, I’m expecting to be 招待ed, and many factors contribute to whether I feel I got my money’s worth.

    如果我有一首歌留在我身上那么久’ve heard a good story that accompanies it. And yes, even how 您 dress does matter. Given equal songs between songwriters, 您 think I’宁愿去找一个’微笑着,似乎过得很开心,或者其他人看起来像她’d宁愿去别的地方。它’s not about masking 您r “shitty songs”风格相反,它’没有风格的最好的歌曲并不是很好的歌曲表现。

    And to the commenter who said 您 shouldn’t “obsess” over 您r lyics: oh, yes 您 should! Every single word. This is what makes 您r song. Replacing a cliché phrase with something stronger can make all the difference. Obsess. Obsess. Obsess.

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      奥斯汀

      PHAHAHAHA. Oh the king wants the court jester to 招待 him! Do as I say!

      You must be such a bore. Cleary lost 您r soul somewhere along the way.

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    h8t

    Some very good points. I know for a fact that 它没有’t matter how good 您r song is if 您 can’t sell it. You can almost see their eyes glaze over. I have listened (kind of) to songwriters who have no presence and not remembered a 事情 about their performance. You might hear a good line and go “that was 不错”, “我希望我已经听完其余的”; but 您 hadn’t because they didn’t engage 您.

    让’s face it, playing solo, for most of us, is just plain scary. You have to know 您r material forwards and backwards. I am a pretty good guitar player, but I have ound myself making silly mistakes, forgetting the next chord, hitting the wrong strings, etc., purely from nerves. And lyrics, easily forgotten.

    所以,我’m trying to say is: it is all about confidence. Like most 事情s if 您 don’相信这一点,其他任何人也不会。那’s why these songwriter 事情s are so great. they give 您 a supportive venue to hone 您r skills. What Ari said is mostly spot on. Take his advice and work at it.

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    加里

    嗨,Ari,我阅读了您的文章,并从中获得了我所希望的或对我有帮助的内容,就像我在阅读提供建议的文章时一样。感谢您抽出宝贵的时间来编写它。话虽如此,我’我们了解到可以提供帮助的建议不会’总是来自那些我认为自己的技术水平高的人。当然,公平地说,每个人的观点可能会有所不同。我听了您在YouTube上发布的一些歌曲。虽然你的歌还不错,但它们’实际上不是很独特,而是行人。但是,再次’只是我的观点。好建议不’不一定要来自好艺术家才能有所帮助。这里’我的情况。我今年60岁,’多年来,有一段时间听过很多歌手的歌曲作者’要做真正的原创,留下自己的印记,只有这么多。在电子管上发布的一首曲子让您使用了循环播放设备,说实话,您使用得很好。在现场演出中使用弯针的吸引力在于观众在观看您制作的歌曲。它具有杂耍性,并且仍然令人印象深刻。但是像其他所有事情一样,它也将变成“old hat”,就像哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇对于目前20至30岁的听众’我想我过去的旧思想和旋律听起来很新鲜。它’难怪许多高级音乐家转向爵士乐之类的替代领域来获得新的嗡嗡声。好吧,阿里,那个老家伙做完了。 - 祝你好运

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    罗里

    Try running 您r instrument through effects pedals especially if 您 play guitar. 唐’t over do it however. And speaking of guitar players another 事情 您 can try is the You Rock Guitar. It’s a Midi guitar that, yes looks like 您 can play Guitar Hero on (and 您 can do that as well with this). It may seem hooky 但它 has a ton of sounds. Not a piano player? You won’不需要与此在一起。我是贝司手,将它用于我的一支乐队通过踏板(延迟)移动的钢琴零件’的歌曲。听起来不错!

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    克里斯

    这里的点很容易…尽管我不同意本文的基调。我认为是的,大多数歌手/作曲家都是垃圾,到处都是好人。它’一个有趣的音乐和单词的问题,可能传达意义以增强音乐。诀窍是,如果您’只弹吉他,就需要写和弦和旋律“tantalizing”让他们背靠背,没有“filler.”最好的做法是模仿久经考验的事实“styles”达到掌握各种风格的目的,然后将这种体验融入您自己的音乐声音和表达中。我同意你会写的大多数歌曲’不够好。另一个技巧是花大量时间编写一个。或写下5并只拿出最好的和弦,然后拼凑而成,将它们编织进去。如果人们在您设定好场景后接近您并称赞您,或者您收到完全陌生人对您的音乐及其对音乐的影响一再称赞,您’重新做正确的事。如果每个人都忽略您,而您收到负面反馈,则可能需要重新评估。即使是最优秀的音乐家,也有一些自我怀疑的时刻,需要在写作和演奏上稍作休息。设定目标并通过奉献和辛勤工作来实现。它’类似于田径,懒惰和缺乏专注力’t get 您 anywhere.

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    克里斯

    It’除非您是个天才,否则这确实是一项需要花费大量时间才能发展的技能。我不同意“tone”的文章,因为它’在某些方面过于笼统和严格“rules” but the art of music and performance is one where convention and 规则 are meant to be broken. Take for instance, Beck, who used to wear a large leaf-blower while playing solo, to stir up some noise and excitement. There are gimmicks but also certain ways of presenting 您rself. The optimal way is to have it all in the music and require “no frills.” Set 您r own 规则. Stage banter is not necessary at all. Some of the best musicians barely speak between songs. Another tip that’省略是为了简短。唐’不要播放所有歌曲,只播放几首,然后轮到其他人。最佳组合是15-20分钟,顶部。最后,在进行人声传递时,只需使用您的语音,并为旋律声部略带音乐调(或学习如何正确唱歌)。这位普通的cr脚的歌手兼作曲家学会了脖子上的一些和弦,并以一些受影响的声音(他们的歌曲)演奏。它’并不总是坏的,在这里和那里,你’还会看到一些有才华的人也在玩这种简单的公式样式。它 ’尽管需要考虑很多因素,但压力很大,’s for sure. There’s never really a “perfect” outing.

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    史蒂夫·克罗威尔

    文章有许多要点,没有一个是火箭科学。我认为,实际目的是向那些听收费网站的歌曲发送业务。正如其他人提到的,无论您是业余爱好还是专业人士,这一点都很重要。我不’不要以为您可以选择,它是为您选择的,无论您喜欢与不喜欢。但最重要的是享受您的工作。如果人们喜欢它,那么对您来说会更好。大多数歌手的词曲作者并没有产生很大的影响,我主要认为能够创建和实践艺术学科非常重要,而不是成为最佳的歌舞演员。如果这很有趣,并且您学到了什么,或者遇到了一些很酷的人,那将是足够的好,因为无论您尝试多少,即使它很自然,也可能不会为您赚钱。

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    我真的很喜欢这篇文章和回应– I’54岁,从事歌手创作已有35年…but it’不是我的主要演出,在某些方面我有点烂。我每年夏天巡回演出,并全年播放节目。一世’我是一个很好的弹奏者,我偶尔写一首非常好的歌…但是如果我去看我’d无聊。我这样做…me. It’这是我旅行,结识冷酷人,感到自我重要而不是看不见的一种方式。话虽如此,我听到阿里和其他人在说什么,我’我正在思考如何减少无聊…I’我是一位高中老师,所以我的玩笑自我调适得很好。无论如何,今天早上读的很好。

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    洛里

    歌手和作曲家头衔的另一边是‘ singer’. You talk about playing well, writing well, but if 您 can’t sing, 它没有’这些天似乎不是问题。什么时候不需要好声音?

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    阿里是个鸡巴

    ” Fans come up to me all the time and reminisce about 节目s they’ve seen of mine in years past,”说没有谁是真的

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    克莱尔·库珀

    好点,我同意除“reward 您r audience with a cover”一。我以掩护为生;它’很少有机会播放原创歌曲,来参加这些演出的人都知道’s what it’大约。为什么要养成那种’s been making it impossible for songwriters to get anywhere? Other than that, 您’re right – know 您r instrument, talk to the audience, dress like 您 knew 您 were going onstage and give people a reason to be glad they came to see 您.

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    达里安

    I read this a month ago, and tried to apply everything 您 said to my next 节目. And…尽管我犯了错误,但它的表现还是比以往更好(我最弱的地方是第二名)。非常感谢您的建议,它确实有所帮助。

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    3

    Great advice. However, 您 forgot 2 important 事情s.
    与众不同,与众不同。

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    克雷格

    “If 您’re an introvert, 您 can be an introvert, but be a confident one.”

    Now this is a stupid comment. You cannot choose to be confident. You either are 要么 您’不。告诉没有信心的人充满信心不仅是徒劳的做法,而且是侮辱和残忍。

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    奥斯汀

    哈哈哈想象一下,告诉鲍勃·迪伦所有这个BS。他没有’t give a damn about 您 要么 anyone judging petty stuff like what someone’的穿着。这是个玩笑,而且大多是可怕的建议,’s 您r expertise? People like the person who wrote this 文章 is why Americana-rooted music culture has gone down the drain. This 文章 is all noise. I JUST WANT TO SEE SOMEONES SOUL LAID OUT ON THE STAGE THATS ALL I ASK.

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    夜色

    他们唱歌的独奏艺术家’一直在痛苦中,’s what makes it boring. We got the message 您 think 您’通过在同一首歌曲中按住该音符20次,在史诗般的高音符之后将其分解为歌曲的一半来实现特殊效果。独奏艺术家被高估了。

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    Blobbo

    1. Your mom is not a real judge of how good 您 are.

    2.捡吉他不会’t make 您 a genius, 但它 is a step in the right direction away from samplers. The songs matter more than 您r voice. Bob Dylan’没有连接好歌曲时,声音令人恐惧。他最近的职业证明了这一点。您最好在自己的歌词中包含出色的歌词,旋律和故事,例如,您有一些个人参考点。写作比声音更重要,但鲜明的声音肯定会有所帮助。这是尝试与外观搭配销售时最差的类型。你会被嘲笑的。 Taylor Swift实际上可以写民谣,乡村和原声流行歌曲。

    3.聆听并了解过去的伟人,例如迪伦,尼尔·扬,科特·科本,约翰·列侬,鲍勃·马利,汤姆·佩蒂,约翰尼·卡什。您’re not going to equal 要么 beat them, but 您 better at least be aware of how they great they were, so 您 don’t imagine 您 can’t be better.

    4. If 您 don’不必这样做,然后出于任何其他原因这样做是’不会削减它。就是说,唐’t think commitment and wanting it means 您 shouldn’t listen to all the honest input 您 can find, preferably from professional musicians, not the public at large, who will either obviously like 您 (good, but not always to be trusted) 要么 tell 您 您r music is ‘interesting’ (you suck).

    5.如果您确实很烂,就应该上如何唱歌和弹吉他的课程。’受伤了创作歌曲的课程有些棘手。计算可以工作,但是内在的热情和自然而然的音乐是最佳的。如果你不这样做’没有了,您可以继续玩一段时间,但希望您能到达那里。就是说,滚石乐队是个流浪汉,他们从不以为自己会写音乐,后来成为了伟大的作家,但他们在20多岁时就做到了。我的歌曲创作出现在15岁。’如果到20岁时很容易摆脱困境,您可能不得不重新考虑自己的未来。

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      Blobbo

      By better, I meant better than 您 are at any time, not better than them. THAT isn’t happening…

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    匿名

    I’令我感到幸运的是,无论我在哪里播放我的歌曲,我都会吸引所有听众,这些歌曲全都是宏伟的,并洋溢着我的魅力。话虽如此,这可能对其他不太幸运的人有所帮助?

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      匿名

      匿名又名Damon Coles,是DAMON COLES,谁也没人’s ever heard of……YET ?