10 Tools Every Songwriter Needs… May 2016
Songwriting is a time-consuming task and fitting this in alongside recording, work and day to day management of your music can be difficult.
Therefore to make the process easier we have put together an essential list of 10 tools so that you can own your songwriting!
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Pen & Paper
It may seem pretty obvious but it is an essential after all. Getting started with songwriting means even the very basics. Whether that be a fag packet and a betting shop pen or a sleek notepad, be sure to have something at hand each time inspiration strikes.
Musical sketchpad – Hookpad is software that simplifies songwriting by helping you choose chords that sound good together and guiding you to write a good melody.
It doesn’t hurt to have a rhyming dictionary/thesaurus nearby to help with a bout of writers block.
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Cowriting or simply just looking for somewhere to store all of your notes then be sure to use Google Docs. You can work from any smart device alongside people who are on the other side of the world or simply in the next room. Working with multiple users simultaneously in one document and viewing contributions in real-time.
You can sign up to Landr’s free version or opt in for a more comprehensive service. Landr is an online mastering tool that slips easily into your creative process and is simple and easy to use. You can create a track on the road and have it mastered in time for your gig the same night with Landr.
Transferring multiple tracks to other people? WeTransfer is free, simple and easy to use – a great way of moving large files.
Dropbox is perfect for storing all of your work and being able to access them anywhere.
A Songwriting app. Hum combines note-taking and audio recording into a single app for capturing and organizing all your songwriting ideas.
Enjoyed this blog? Then why not check out ‘The Big List Of Digital Tools For Managing Your Band’