It has been suggested that we write a Christmas song, or finish one already started, as the July challenge.
Let me suggest that it be something fresh and different, yet thoroughly based or bathed in scripture.
Base the meat of your song on the Christmas theme, but feel free to use metaphors and imagery from other scripture that support your main idea.
Your song can be of ANY variety, though I'd like to focus on writing songs for use in a corporate setting - so keep in mind singability, catchiness, hook, wordiness...
Record your song by whatever means you have available to you. Some just sing directly into my laptop mic with a guitar, others do differently, but no fancy recording is necessary.
Create a separate thread IN THIS FORUM (TWC SONGWRITING CHALLENGES 2011) for your song title it using this format: TWCSW MONTH NAME OF SONG
Share your song thread URL (and appropriate links, lyrics, charts, etc) on this thread. PLEASE USE SOUNDCLOUD.COM TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC (If you don't mind).
We'll ALL listen, offer feedback and help make this song usable.
A great option as well: Kompoz.com is a great site for collaboration. We have a TWC Songwriter's group there. If you'd like to post tracks for collaboration, that's where we do it! If you need help with instrumentation we have several members who are pitching in and adding full-band instrumentation for those members who don't have the capability.
Visit this thread for information on how to collaborate on Kompoz
I don't know what I was thinking.... I mean its the 25th of July! I suppose I thought I was waiting for a response from the conversation in June about working on Christmas songs in July, and I planned on posting at least one... and now its 25 days into July!.....argh...
i have a song i want to post... but i don't have it post ready yet.... don't know when i can do it either... sigh... i might have just missed Christmas in July....
"Serve the Lord with gladness, come before His presence with singing!" (PS 100:2)