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How to post lyrics-only for review!

Brent Baxter

March 26, 2017

Genre: Country

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This is how YOU can post your lyrics for review! Right now, you are required to upload a track. Record yourself reading your lyric. This will give your readers/listeners an idea of the "bounce" of your lyric. Or just record, "This is lyric-only."

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After you upload your audio, put "Lyrics Only" plus your song's title in the "Song Title" spot. This will let folks know what to expect. Then just fill out the description, feedback, and lyrics sections, and you'll be good to go. Thanks!
-Brent


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Sonya Dauth

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for the information. Cheers

July 21, 2017

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RK Gongaware

I just don’t get this.  I want my musicians to get drawn into the song via the lyrics.  Any bounce that I give it may be masked by my not-so-upbeat (boring) baritone voice.  I can set the stage with a few annotations on tempo, mood, intended audience, feel, etc. but the musician has to feel connected to the words, not my voice. And he/she generally wants to go back and forth over the lyrics to help with an interpretation. 
‘Don’t understand why we can’t post lyrics.  That’s why I joined Frettie.

September 12, 2017

Brent Baxter

Hi, RK!  I get where you’re coming from.  My solution is simple: don’t read the lyrics in the audio file.  You can just record something as brief as, “Hi, this is RK.  Thank you for checking out my lyrics.  Please let me know what you think.”  Then you can add that same audio file to any lyrics you upload.

PS- It’s on my “to do” list to make it where you don’t HAVE to add an audio file with your songs. It’ll make it easier for lyricists like you to enjoy Frettie.  I’m glad you’re here!

September 14, 2017

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Sonya Dauth

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for the information. Cheers

July 21, 2017

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RK Gongaware

I just don’t get this.  I want my musicians to get drawn into the song via the lyrics.  Any bounce that I give it may be masked by my not-so-upbeat (boring) baritone voice.  I can set the stage with a few annotations on tempo, mood, intended audience, feel, etc. but the musician has to feel connected to the words, not my voice. And he/she generally wants to go back and forth over the lyrics to help with an interpretation. 
‘Don’t understand why we can’t post lyrics.  That’s why I joined Frettie.

September 12, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hi, RK!  I get where you’re coming from.  My solution is simple: don’t read the lyrics in the audio file.  You can just record something as brief as, “Hi, this is RK.  Thank you for checking out my lyrics.  Please let me know what you think.”  Then you can add that same audio file to any lyrics you upload.

PS- It’s on my “to do” list to make it where you don’t HAVE to add an audio file with your songs. It’ll make it easier for lyricists like you to enjoy Frettie.  I’m glad you’re here!

September 14, 2017


How to post lyrics-only for...

Written by Brent Baxter

You're very welcome to post lyrics-only for review on Frettie!

Right now, you are required to upload an audio track to post on Frettie. Here's how you can get around that pesky "hey, I don't have an audio track yet!" thing.

1. Using Garageband, smartphone or other device/program, record yourself:
a) saying, "I'm posting lyrics-only for review. Thanks for your feedback!" (Or something like that.)
b) reading the lyric. This is the better option because it allows the reader/listener to get a feel for the "bounce" of your lyric. But, of course, it's up to you.

It's a good idea to add "Lyrics Only" to your song title. That way, the Frettie community knows what to expect.

I hope that helps!

God bless,

Brent

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