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Songwriting Review

A place where songwriters can solicit feedback from other members in the group regarding their songs. This group is designed to provide constructive feedback to songwriters trying to find their way along the creative journey. No more, no less.

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Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2015

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Lament of an old Songwriter

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Dec 30, 2014.

# 2 In the Guitar Center Songwriting Competition.

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Oct 21, 2014.

Finally on Pandora

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette Sep 14, 2013.

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Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on June 26, 2013 at 10:52pm

Thanks a lot Paul! :-)

Comment by Paul J Openshaw on June 26, 2013 at 10:47pm

You have got my vote Lon, all the best. Paul

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on June 26, 2013 at 9:40pm

Okay fellow songwriters... I entered a songwriting contest with my song "Bernice" and if you like it I'm not too proud to ask for you to go to the link and vote for me.

I'm in 5th place at the moment so just scroll down till you see "Lon Milo DuQuette" . You can listen to "Bernice" and even watch a video of it... but please, if you like it, cast your vote for me. Thanks :-)

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on May 28, 2013 at 1:47pm

With all the excitement about The Great Gatsby thought I might get your feedback on my new song, Bernice.

Comment by Patrick Dodd on February 16, 2013 at 11:26am

Hello everyone, my name is Patrick Dodd.  I am a social justice songwriter.  I have loads of stuff up at my website and I will submit some to the group for comment as soon as I get up to speed on the thread.  Glad you all are here.

Comment by Earl Gardner on February 14, 2013 at 2:32pm

Since you would be a professional song writer I would charge a minimum $200.00-$300.00. Be sure to retain your rights to the song. Have him sign a agreement that you retain rights to the song. Someone else may have other thoughts but that is mt .02 cents worth. Good Luck.

Comment by Jud Hair on February 14, 2013 at 2:10pm

I need some advice ...

Here's the situation.  I was playing at a coffeehouse open mic a few weeks ago and a fellow heard a couple of my original songs and came up to inquire if I would "help him write a song for his wife" for their anniversary.

My first inclination was to say no, since I really didn't think I could come up with anything based on someone else's thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc.  But, I didn't say no, I just said give me some time to think about it.

Long story short, in a fit of inspiration the other night, I actually wrote what turned out to be a pretty good set of lyrics for a song that perfectly reflects what he was trying to achieve.

I've never written a song for anyone else before and I've actually never sold a song before.

So, here's the dillema.  How should I handle the "transaction" with this fellow??

At first I was just going to give it to him with my compliments ... but the more I though about it, the more I thought, hmmm, should I just give away my work??

Part of me would like to be able to say "I have *sold* a song."  just for the ego stroke. Another part would like to make a little cash too, but I have no idea what the song might be worth and what's more ... is it smart to sell a song outright.

I guess I just really don't even know what I don't know.

That's why I've come to you folks for advice ... what do you say????

Comment by Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter on January 28, 2013 at 12:37pm

Hi Friends
You can hear my newest recordings. Please click here
I hope you enjoy my music.
Carl Tilchen

Comment by Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter on December 31, 2012 at 1:14pm

Hi Friends

Happy New Year To You!

You’re invited to listen to my newest song You Can Never Have Too Much Bee Bop! Michael Burman, DJ on KCSMJazz 91 will play my song during 12/3/12 to 1/11/13, time 6 to 10 AM, 91.1 FM, for, & click Listen Live. If this is not convenient for you; please click here for 2 more songs

I have performed Blues, & Jazz at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, San Francisco, The San Jose Jazz Summerfest, The Village Gate, & The Bitter End in New York, Rock at The Bootlegger Bistro in Las Vegas, Original Songs at The Woody At 100 Festival-celebrating Woody Guthrie , Folksongs at Freight & Salvage, & The Newport Folk Music Festival, and romantic love songs on a Singing Tour of Italy. The maximum 4 stars were awarded to my recording of the Bruce Springsteen song We Take Care Of Our Own. Best Song Of The Month West Coast Songwriters. Featured on KCSM Jazz91.

I will also invite you to my live gigs in 2013.

Carl Tilchen


Comment by Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter on December 11, 2012 at 12:19pm

Hi Friends

Here we are at the end of 2012.  Thank you for supporting, and enjoying my music.  Many of you have come to hear my songs at The Woody At 100 Festival (celebrating Woody Guthrie), Yoshi’s Jazz Nightclub, and even to the Bitter End Nightclub, in New York.  Many of you have viewed my songs on  My friends, and fans, you make it all worthwhile.  You inspire me to sing, and to lead you in our humanity of joyful sounds.  Thankyou for sharing music with me.  Please click here for my gift to you


Happy Holidays,

Carl Tilchen




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