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Comment by John Culver on March 16, 2014 at 9:04am

Songs?  Yeah...I've got a few...for every scar I wear.

Comment by Michael McBride on January 8, 2014 at 8:17pm
Thanks Ed. I'm going to check out each of those examples listed in the article. Great post!
Comment by Bob Crain on January 8, 2014 at 8:04pm

My friend said "treat every note from first to last as important"...good advice. Although my stuff is mostly lyric based....if it didn't have music it would just be poetry... so the music is important...still learning, still working on it.

Yes AG has provided us with a nice forum. There was some discussion about cramming it all in to the main website...but I saw on the site today that they are leaving it as is for the "foreseeable future". They renovated the main site not too long ago and the natives got a bit restless about it, nothing like what has happened at Sonicbids.

Got my copy of the mag the other day what do we think about the new look and format? I like it, a bit of news is good and as always the lessons and tips are good I have used many of the tips over the the open string chords recently.

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 8, 2014 at 5:45pm
Good stuff Bob! I just liked the idea of thinking about how we "end " songs. Especially since we put do much effort into the rest of them! I also liked the way they made several suggestions and gave real life examples.
Not sure why this let me paste so much into one field without giving me the max characters message. I do notice sometimes that things vary from page to page...sometimes I can't get photos to work but video is no problem, or the max text on one page and not another! But hey, I am just happy the magazine provided this forum for us! I wonder if they had any idea how big this was to become!
Comment by Bob Crain on January 8, 2014 at 2:29pm

Ed, you must rank higher in the chain on this site...whenever I try to copy and past something like this I get the too many words message....frustration and usually give up and resort to linking to my website...what's the trick.

Nice info, I find that my songs generally find a way to end themselves either musically or vocally...however a friend who played bass in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (and electric R&R on the side) told me that I needed to work on my intros and outros so I have put a bit more thought in to them not so much what is played but how it is played. In the band we are taking a couple songs out singing acapella which seems to work nicely.

Comment by Jud Hair on January 8, 2014 at 9:42am

Great stuff Edward ... thanks for sharing it!

Comment by Edward Sparks on January 8, 2014 at 9:41am
No, it's something that I am member of and didn't have a link I could copy...this was the best of it anyway. Sorry to take up so much group real estate with it but I have read about people having problems with endings and thought it was interesting...
Comment by Michael McBride on January 8, 2014 at 9:35am
Is the whole article online, Ed? If so, can you post a link to it!
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 8, 2014 at 9:21am

Buddy and the Stones!

Comment by Jud Hair on January 8, 2014 at 9:16am

Edward ... how about "Not Fade Away" by Buddy Holly? ;-)


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