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Music For Christian Lyrics
on: October 26, 2020, 13:31:29

 I can write in different styles, but lately I have been mostly stuck on writing music  that sounds meditative. For me personally pop/rock music is no real challenge so I like to write music that's slightly different.  I call most of it celtic because those are probably the closest roots.

I also sing but for some odd reason the part of me that connects  verbal with music in the form of lyrics has never been easy for me to do. I was writing with a woman and I guess it made her husband uneasy..............geesh. I'm 58 years old and a grand dad. Last thing on my mind really.  So that fell through. I have examples of our work. I also did one song with a very talented vocalist that included elements of celtic music with me playing the Irish bouzouki. Here's a link to that-

https://soundcloud.com/starise/celtic-starise-hes-got-that-power-over-me-remix-feat-j-rivas-on-vocals

Here's an example of one of my instrumentals-

https://soundcloud.com/starise/celtic-instrumental-ride-on-the-wind

Examples of my vocals-

https://soundcloud.com/starise/celtic-starise-new-land

https://soundcloud.com/starise/my-tribute-andre-crouch-cover

Other collaborations- 

https://soundcloud.com/starise/the-legend-of-emerald-isle

https://soundcloud.com/starise/chestnuts-roasting-featuring

https://soundcloud.com/starise/celtic-starise-land-at-last-larry-hansen-tim-smith

https://soundcloud.com/achazia/unattended-you-song-by-starise-and-achazia

https://soundcloud.com/starise/lavender-studio-one-mixdown

https://soundcloud.com/starise/upside-down-fivos-valachis-celtic-starise-collaboration

My latest track- Tongues Of Angels

https://soundcloud.com/starise/tongues-of-angels

I work best with people who are flexible about their ideas and not too awfully stuck on one way of doing something. IOW if you already have a firm idea what you want, you probably don't want collaboration. You in that case, want someone to produce you.
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Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 21:47:39
Hi @Timothy Smith  - thanks for the explanation and sharing of music.
I understand you look for music, for already written Christian lyrics?
Not really into christian lyrics myself, I could help you to find collaborators.
or - if the lyrics would be more agnostic, or surreal & spiritual, I could weigh in.
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Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 14:59:04
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 15:03:17 by Timothy Smith »
Thanks oorlab  for looking at possible options. :ok:

The people I have worked with before were already writing these kinds of lyrics, so when we met it wasn't a task to make songs. We were both already on the  same page so to speak. They had these lyrics and I had music or could make music that fit. Our work seemed to fit well together in that regard. Writing tunes for her lyrics was easy. I don't think it's every day you meet someone and have that kind of flow musically with lyrics.

Really what it more amounted to was the last person I worked with  was a great poet and had a way of  writing poems that fit musical phrasing very well and made sense.

While I appreciate your offer, what I really need I think is someone who is already actively engaged in writing Christian lyrics, poems or thoughts. Then I need to check with them to see if what they are doing "fits" the musical phrases the way or similar to the way the last person did it.

The Christian message doesn't need to be an attempt to convert anyone. In fact, that never works. God draws people to Himself without coercion or pressure. They could be lyrics associated with  day to day life and how we see it or lyrics of encouragement .
Thanks.

You will see  these weren't always the themes of my music, and some of it is only instrumental work and one reason I don't post here often because you ask for "songs".



Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 02:16:52
« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 02:20:46 by Bill from November Sound »
Nice music @Timothy Smith !
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You will see  these weren't always the themes of my music, and some of it is only instrumental work and one reason I don't post here often because you ask for "songs".
Ehh.... post whatever and whenever you want! I love it and it is a welcome contrast to the old singer-songwriter thing IMO.   :thumbsup:

Also this
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I work best with people who are flexible about their ideas and not too awfully stuck on one way of doing something. IOW if you already have a firm idea what you want, you probably don't want collaboration. You in that case, want someone to produce you.
is really good.
That or I suppose the exact opposite.  :) ie I need someone to sing my songs = I want to produce someone else ..... right?
 :-\   :)
I think my brothers would really like your music. I have to see if I can get them started on it.
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Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 20:07:16

Also this
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I work best with people who are flexible about their ideas and not too awfully stuck on one way of doing something. IOW if you already have a firm idea what you want, you probably don't want collaboration. You in that case, want someone to produce you.
is really good.
That or I suppose the exact opposite.  :) ie I need someone to sing my songs = I want to produce someone else ..... right?
 :-\   :)
I think my brothers would really like your music. I have to see if I can get them started on it.
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Thanks!

What I do from here on out doesn't need to sound like anything I'm going to do later.

Collaboration works both ways. I think I'm pretty flexible with the right personality. I'm not going to sugar coat it. Some people are harder to work with . They might say the same things about me though!

Here's an imagined example that would include some of my past experiences.
 Exhibit A. I'm basically the music person because the other party has no knowledge of technology used to record. They can sing well though. That worked pretty good for me.
Exhibit B. A very talented individual who plays multiple instruments and has knowledge of recording, yet they have a very even keel personality. Not haughty. They understand  that some projects will never be totally done in terms of perfection. We do our best, we record the project. At some point we realize there isn't time to keep pounding away at the minor things so we let it go. We part ways. Most of those projects turned out very well even after listening years later.
Exhibit C. This person has had a lot of attention early due to being very talented at some things. and having lots of online buds who helped to promote. They were also very keen at packaging themselves well.  Working with that person  was slightly difficult because  they had a very ( almost too ) confident view of themselves.  In working with them you felt like they were doing you a favor. Very picky about minor details which I did my best to comply with, but in the end didn't feel I measuring up to their expectations. Made music with them though and it all sounded good.
They were doing well on social platforms , they knew it and I think some of that went to their head. When your number are double everyone else's numbers I'm sure it's difficult to see yourself like the rest of us. lol.


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Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 23:29:31
reason I don't post here often because you ask for "songs".
@Timothy Smith  Songs can be understood in a broad meaning - also instrumentals, or soundscapes cuold be interesting to discuss here, on the forum. It is the writing part, the creative side of things that we can discuss.

May be this is a lead worth following?
https://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?sitename=godspoetwriter&item=all&adid=4931


Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 20:59:37
Orrlab, I always seen you as a master of this. Taking an abstract idea. Making it musical  and applicable to many different people.
I wrote a few tunes like that . They had meaning but the meanings were not overly apparent. They even had words and I sang them.

Maybe in the same way as a few people write  books  that seem like fairly tails but really have a deeper meaning.

What sorts of things make you feel creative? 




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Re: Music For Christian Lyrics
Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 21:04:38
@Timothy Smith  - with music (tunes, riffs, beats, chords) I get creative more or less on the spur of the moment, or when I pick up an instrument - but with lyrics I need a bit more forcus, and planning ahead.