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#1 Shaft

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 09:19 PM

Would Shakespear Sister song "Stay"  be a good song to Start with if Authoring for the first time?

 

Or

 

Heart's  "All I wanna do is make love to you" an easy one ?

 

I heard some songs are easier than others and I'm not sure what makes one song easier.



#2 Koopa2215

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Would Shakespear Sister song "Stay"  be a good song to Start with if Authoring for the first time?

 

Or

 

Heart's  "All I wanna do is make love to you" an easy one ?

 

I heard some songs are easier than others and I'm not sure what makes one song easier.

I wouldn't say that a song is "easy". Both seem like a good song to start off with.



#3 Shaft

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 10:45 PM

yes sorry I didn't mean it like that at all   I will add  THERE IS NOTHING EASY ABOUT THIS PROCESS 

 

98% sure I can't do it  But I'm trying....

 

Thank you for your response...



#4 DemonUnicorns

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 11:23 PM

What makes a song easy to chart?

The first thing to see is how clear each instrument is in the mix.

#5 BornGamerRob

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Posted September 14, 2017 - 12:47 AM

From a first timer opinion, the advice that I would look back and give myself is find a song that has:

 

- a clear 4/4 time signature so tempo mapping isn't crazy

- a drum beat from the beginning (not one that has none or a drum beat that comes in at a later time)

- instruments you can CLEARLY hear differentiation between (not heavily distorted mixes or so fast you lose everything trying to chart one thing)

- a midi file attached to the song (to give you at least SOME basis to work from)

- vocals that don't have a lot of runs, just straight notes sung long

- a length of three and a half minutes or shorter

 

I think that would have made it less challenging for me. 


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#6 Shaft

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Posted September 25, 2017 - 07:27 PM

Thank you




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