Rebecca Mayes Muses: How to Write a Song in One Hour

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A lot of the things in this video are actually universal rules of writing.

well first of all - you're welcome! :P
You managed the last fret afterall, well done ;)
Also, I'm gonna say it: this video was full of.. epic win :P

Excellent video Rebecca!
It's inspired me to get back into song writing again, something I really enjoy doing when the inspiration takes me.
I'm sure we will hear the beautiful sound of escapists writing ditties floating across the air for the next few weeks.
Fantastic.

Did she say she's slightly wary of... cheese?

I think it would be fun to write a song. Too bad I stopped playing any instrument at all after junior high and I can't sing to save my life. The best I could do is write a poem, which I suppose is the lyrics to a song, but it's still missing the melody which is what makes it a song....nuts

Best of luck with your Yahtzee song!

That made me "Awwwwwww!"

I totally internets-crushing right now.

I can identify the way you write songs here, I personally just do guitar instrumentals but I usually experiment with different tunings as well. Lyrics would definitely make the process a lot harder, so I'm very impressed with what you came up with :)

It's always very easy to fall into the trap of doing the same-ish way of picking/strumming patterns so I always try to aim for a different feel with each song.

Anyway great video, may consider trying out this competition although again I wouldn't be able to sing the lyrics D:

Chimaera:
That was sweet, and fun to watch! :)

Hi stranger with almost the same name.

I agree with your comments. The video was quite pleasant.

How sweet wonder you are ... thinking about us in this song or tutorial. It's a big relief you didn't like Okami, or else I would spend my life with you (kidding). :D So liked it, looking forward for the next one, hopefully about Yahtzee.

The video was interesting and entertaining.

Cute song too :)

Yaaaay! Another cow :D

Your music is incredible! I wish I knew how to play the guitar, or had any musical talent. Also, apparently, I'm currently drunk enough to think that her blue shirt was pixelation, at first.

Hey, that song thing sounds sorta fun... maybe I'll give it a shot.

It's... probably mostly going to consist of mixcraft loops and some vocals, as my keyboard seems to be out of whack at the moment...

Also, great video.

Wow, I fail at composing songs. My creative juices just do not work in composing for some reason.

Awesome song composing, nice 24 theme and all that whilst having fun! Good job!

I have a Yahtzee idea. Yahtzee is renowned for only playing the single player portion of the game and not the multiplayer. He is, metaphorically speaking, alone fighting his battles solo in a frightened and confused world. What if you did a song that implored him not go out all alone and that you could be right there by his side saving world; sort of like "It Takes Two" from Into the Woods by Sondheim. The deep connection you two have is in gaming and not matter how far you may be from each other you can always be together online. : )

I shall write a recorder song! In Haiku form!

Thanks for the tips Rebecca! Though I doubt being myself in a song will get a girl to like me...

*Wrist Slit*

I liked that strum at the beginning Rebecca called "magic." It really did sound like that.

Juven Ignus:
I shall write a recorder song! In Haiku form!

Thanks for the tips Rebecca! Though I doubt being myself in a song will get a girl to like me...

Bring on the revolution Juven Ignus! I like you for being yourself saying that just now. Why would you be you unless the universe needed you to be you for some special reason which is a mystery that's unfolding every moment you walk through this dimension?

Here is a secret just for you: women love authenticity. A man who is not hiding is ten times more attractive than a man who is hiding behind good looks, brains, confidence, humour, money, status, what-ever-the-fook-identity-he-has-created-in-order-to-hide-from-not-feeling-good-enough. We all feel not good enough. I have been amazed at how much self-hatred/insecurity the most confident-seeming people have revealed to me in secret. Women don't want a relationship with someone else's ego, they want to connect to someone who is real and who isn't afraid of how real they are.

Oh.

You set me off.

Here endeth Rebecca Mayes sermon.

Looking forward to your haiku recorder song.

Rebecca Mayes:

Juven Ignus:
I shall write a recorder song! In Haiku form!

Thanks for the tips Rebecca! Though I doubt being myself in a song will get a girl to like me...

Bring on the revolution Juven Ignus! I like you for being yourself saying that just now. Why would you be you unless the universe needed you to be you for some special reason which is a mystery that's unfolding every moment you walk through this dimension?

Here is a secret just for you: women love authenticity. A man who is not hiding is ten times more attractive than a man who is hiding behind good looks, brains, confidence, humour, money, status, what-ever-the-fook-identity-he-has-created-in-order-to-hide-from-not-feeling-good-enough. We all feel not good enough. I have been amazed at how much self-hatred/insecurity the most confident-seeming people have revealed to me in secret. Women don't want a relationship with someone else's ego, they want to connect to someone who is real and who isn't afraid of how real they are.

Oh.

You set me off.

Here endeth Rebecca Mayes sermon.

Looking forward to your haiku recorder song.

Wow, you just blew my mind Rebecca. Morale +100

Thanks for that tip, I'm sure it'll help when I get back in school. I fancy myself a confident guy and I never try and be someone I'm not, but the fear of rejection always gets to me. Perhaps this advice will change that. I solemnly swear to ask her out the first day of school! (She left the country for summer D: )

I can't wait to get started on that song either. I just need to find my recorder, and some artistic vibe. Is there a time limit for that you have for entries? And where do I turn my song in?

What have you done, Rebecca?

There's a popular phrase for when you give people free creative reign over songmaking. It's called XFactor, and that ISN'T a good show.

Mind you, I would like to reiterate what Phenom828 said about wanting to do but having NO musical talent whatsoever, besides being able to sing Tom Jones rather well.

I must admit that I don't always like your songs. But seeing your lovely face and your creative clips always makes it worth watching. Thanks.

I really enjoyed this. :)
I normally stuggle to write songs but you make it seem so easy. Thanks for all the advice I will put it to use. :)

The songs I've heard from her certainly do sound like they were written in about an hour.

number eight *burp* number height *burp*...

I might remotely write but i can't play or sing (i can try singing but i couldn't play if i tried) i don't think i have the time to though :/

Thanks for the song

I'm not fond of that yathzee song

flowplayer

I appreciated the songwriting tips...and the song aswell ^-^
looking forward to the song for Yahtzee :)

Wow... how weird. I almost started to cry and I'm not sure why.
It was a trully beatifull song.

Mumorpuger:
That made me "Awwwwwww!"

I totally internets-crushing right now.

lol I'm glad I'm not the only one rapidly developing a crush on this woman. Just something about the sound of her voice combined with a sweet, genuine, down to Earth nature that holds me in rapture. I've released a little sigh or two after some of the videos :P

I wish my musical talent extended past Rock Band :P I have poetic talent, so I'm sure much of the stuff I write could be extended to songs. However, I loathe the sound of my voice, and haven't played an instrument since the french horn in high school. Learning something like the violin, viola, or cello is on my extensive list of "things to do" however.

One day!

I love it when average looking chicks have talent.

Nice video Rebecca,and good luck with reaching the hardened heart of Yahtzee. I've known him for 27 years - he was such a nice chap until the hormones kicked in!

You could incorporate something along the lines of Monty Python's Life of Brian - "he's been a very naughty boy" as he seldom gets in touch.

Perhaps with our west country magic we can charm him back to the old country, if only to open another Mana Bar.

I'll admit, I did get a bit of a goosebumpy feeling toward the end.

Karloff:
*laughs* Thank you very much for the song! I loved it - made me laugh. The 25th, eh? Day before my birthday, so nice timing. ;) I look forward to it!

Its a month and a day from mine :) The first song creeped me out a bit xD Can't wait for the Yahtzee song!

Its nicer when you have a song dedicated to you (in a way). Great video!
I would love to make a song for you, but, i can't sing D:

Looking forwards to the Yahtzee vid ;)

Distorted Stu:

I would love to make a song for you, but, i can't sing D:

Everybody can sing, it mostly just doesn't sound good at all ;D.

I wish I could at least play the guitar at all, I started learning it about 2 weeks ago (self teaching probably isn't the smartest way to go about that...). Playing single cords isn't even that difficult.. but thinking of a way to get a melody out of it :/..

Anyway, liked the song, a bit cheesy yea ;p, but still very nice, especially considering that it was done within an hour.

Controversial?????
Careful or you will become a meme XD

You are one lovely missy.
And I can't wait to hear the Yahtzee song.
Hugs and good luck from Sweden!

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