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Thread #99099   Message #1970754
Posted By: mg
17-Feb-07 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
The songs I like best, which doesn't mean they are good, are ones that are very specific as to place and time..and give a person's name..my name is Peter Amberly..PEI..1880...I think that is how they become universal. Also, the ones I like best, and probably the only ones I would want to sing, have a very strict rhythm and the words match up exactly to the notes and there is not a jumble of syllables per note. Also, the words tend to be short..one or two syllables and rhyme exactly. The tune is very important and I do believe that in most cases each song deserves its own tune..there are plenty of notes to go around and a person who can write good lyrics can just team up with someone to put a tune to it. mg