Freedom Exchange Songwriting Archives


Song lyrics, ideas and completed songs (music and lyrics) are featured in these archives from the Freedom Exchange. The latest Freedome Exchange songwriting archive can be found here
Freedom Exchange Online Songwriting Workshop

Earlier songwriting archives have been archived to the html pages below.

The Freedom Exchange
Songwriting archive #1
Sample post: Sometimes when I hear great original songs I get this strange mixture of feelings. On one hand, I’m thrilled to hear such great music and really caught up in the pleasure of the moment. On the other hand, I’m so frustrated with how my songs don’t measure up to what I’m hearing.
Songwriting archive #2
Songwriting archive #3
Sample post: Has anyone ever heard of what is commonly call a poormans copywrite. Where you write a song make a copy of it put the copy in an envelope and mail it to your self. Leave it unopened and the dated postmark serves as a copywrite date. Will this hold up in court?
Songwriting archive #4
Songwriting archive #5
Songwriting archive #6
It’s all about the music
Songwriting archive #1
Songwriting archive #2
Songwriting archive #3
Songwriting archive #4
Songwriting archive #5
Songwriting archive #6
Can We Talk?
Songwriting archive #1
Songwriting archive #2
Songwriting archive #3
Songwriting archive #4
Tips and Techniques from db
Songwriting archive #1
Sample post: With vocal compression make sure that you are not overloading the mic and or preamp,use the pads if you have to. Have your singer hit the most powerful sound, listen for distortion, and make the adjustments. Now the level will be a lot lower, this is where the comp comes in. Set the threshold to cause about 15 to 20 db of compression at about 2:1 or 4:1, then make up the gain to an average level. You can’t prevent distortion with a compressor, the sound must be free of distortion before you compress. Compressors are used to control dynamics. Making loud sounds quieter, and quieter sounds louder. Comps narrow the dynamic range. Some comps are used to get a louder average CD, by narrowing the dynamics and pushing the sound up to the maximum. Use a noise gate if recording, so noise dosn’t creep up on you at idle parts. When live, use less compression, but a gate is still usefull here.