Songwriting Power Tools

Songwriting tips, software, online programs and hardware

Here are resources to help you write awesome songs, get them recorded and get them out there.

Music Download Sites

The first thing I strongly recommend is to sign up for an online music library. You can listen to any song or recording you wish, as much as you like. I suggest you hone in on the writers you most identify with. Listen to their work, because you will learn huge amounts from them. The greatest musicians always learned by choosing a mentor. Beethoven studied with Haydn, Sondheim studied with Hammerstein. Use these music download programs to connect you with your musical role model.:

Songwriting Instruction E-books

Lightbulb moments await when new study materials are opened. Every time I have read an article, I have gained new insight which made me run to the piano and implement. Consider a good e-book to supplement your innate songwriting abilities.

  • Professional Songwriting Secrets. A professional songwriter  exposes his hot tips, tricks, and inside techniques on how you can write unique, powerful, and catchy songs anytime you want.
  • Superior Songwriting - the ultimate guide to writing and selling your songs.
  • How To Write A Love Song (even if you know nothing about music). How to Write a Love Song shows how simple, fun and easy songwriting can be. Need a cool way to impress someone special? This is it!

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Music Recording Software

Once you have your musical ideas, you want to record them. This site has a full-blown plan for creating your own home recording studio. Here, for the sake of convenience, I will list some of the basic music recording tools you can get and use quickly.

  • MixPad is multi-track mixing software designed for professional audio production.
  • MagicScore Maestro (Free Trial) is a magnificent, powerful and convenient musical editor to create scores for professionals and others.
  • MP3 Keyshifter (Free Trial) is a breakthrough piece of software that allows you to change the key of any audio track and save the modified song as an MP3 or WAV file.
  • ImTOO Audio Converter Pro for Mac is an exclusive all-in-one audio converter software capable of converting popular audio formats with one-click.
  • Aiseesoft Audio Converter (Free Trial) is an easy Audio Format file Converter that can help you to convert between all popular audio formats including MP3, MP2, AAC, AC3, WAV, MID, MIDI, WMA, M4A, RA, RAM to iPod MP3, M4A, AAC.
  • TS-AudioToMIDI performs automated recognition of polyphonic music, through the microphone or line input of your computer into a MIDI sequence. Click here to buy.

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Music Recording Hardware

Go to the recording studio equipment and musical instruments homepage for all of the categories. Here are some links to current discounts at major music dealers:

Music Production Services

Get your CDs professionally reproduced and printed, with graphics and cover art. Have them submitted to all of the online digital networks. That is so important! You will make lots of money from Itunes, Rhapsody and whoever else. These resources will get it done for you.

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