Last year at some point I became acquainted with UJAM, the site that allows pretty much anybody to create music easily using their free online software. In addition to being a way to write songs, I really believe UJAM is the kind of program that can be a great compositional tool for songwriters. It takes your melody and immediately creates a backing band accompaniment in whatever style you want. It’s easy to change chords, adjust your melody, change the instruments… like I say, a great tool.
The folks at UJAM have asked me if I might write a guest article for their blog, and they’ve started publishing it in instalments. It’s a bit of a primer for songwriters, and much of what I say in the article is the kind of thing I’ve been saying for years here on my own blog.
But if you’d like to read it, have at it.
And while you’re on the UJAM site, give their online songwriting software a try. It’s a lot of fun. And I really believe that any time you create music in a different way, using different tools, your music takes on a new sound. So you might be surprised by what you come up with.
The guest blog: Creating a Song That Really Works
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