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Old 2012-10-26, 00:06
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"Rewrite" a song!

Hey! First off, I'm completely new to this forum, so I didn't really know where to put this thread.

Let's jump right to it, I want to "rewrite" a song. Kinda like John Mayer did with People Get Ready. You know, you take the same chords, the same concept but then you make it your own. You write your own lyrics, you add some new guitar parts, maybe a solo etc etc.

The problem is just, I don't know what song I want to "rewrite".
I'm looking for a nice old song, which I then can add a little pop-feeling to

So yeah, if you guys could help me out, posts links to a few good old classic songs with nice chord-progressions that would be much appreciated!

Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready

John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
Old 2012-10-26, 01:02
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Well the quickest way to get going is to have a google for free midi files.
This is a fast way to get a song into Reason - just use 'Import MIDI file...' from the File menu or Drag n Drop one into your project then start replacing the ID8 Devices with your own instruments.
From there you can be as creative as you like with the arrangement. Alternatively you could do what we like to Call a ReCover, where we try to recreate the original sound as closely as possible. In a way you can learn a lot more by using this approach as you can work towards a goal. You might find it interesting to look up EditEd4TV, AKA Ed Bauman, who has recently released his second volume of 88MPH, a collection of iconic 80's ReCovers that can be found here....

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