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      This is a place where you can hold general conversations on music and Muse-related topics. Other topics can be discussed in Off Topic Discussions lower down the forum.

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    1. Lyrics Feedback

      A place for members to post their lyrics if they're looking for constructive criticism.

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      Do you have music for the song you want critiqued? Purely instrumental creations also welcome! This is the forum to participate in.

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      Interested in creating music videos? Here is a place to get feedback on the video itself. If you want feedback on the song, post in Songs Feedback (or both places if you want feedback on the song AND the video).

  3. Contests

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      Interested in joining a lyric contest to see how your lyrics measure up amongst your peers? This is the place to enter!

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      This is a forum where you can find contests involving the entire song - both lyrics and music.

    3. Other Contests

      This is the place where you'll find the contests that don't fit in the other two categories.

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    1. Songcrafting Discussions

      Inside this forum, you'll learn the musical & lyrical crafts to help you develop your songs and lyrics.

    2. Music Theory and Melody

      A place to discuss questions about music theory and how to develop melodies for your songs.

    3. Songs In Development/Collabs

      Do you have a song that you'd like community help with? Got a good idea and nothing more? This is the place to post your idea, or a link to an audio idea. No critique, just ideas to make it better. A community place to throw your 2 cents in.

  5. General Creativity Area

    1. Artists' Cafe

      A place for you to post poems, short prose, lyrics, songs, and/or artwork. We're a creative bunch: if you're proud of it, we'd love to see it!

    2. Creativity Games & Challenges

      A place for discussions about the creative aspects of songwriting. Looking for inspiration? Would you like to pose a creative challenge to the rest of the creative community here? This is the place to do it.

    3. Songwriting Prompts and Exercises

      Let’s help one another kick-start the songwriting process! If you have an idea for a lyrical or musical prompt to inspire new songwriting ideas, or want to start a non-competitive group songwriting exercise, this is the place to share it. Stumped for a lyric topic? Stuck in a musical rut? Stop by here and get those creative juices flowing again.

  6. Performing, Recording and the Industry

    1. Live Performance

      Discussions on how to do your best in front of a live audience.

    2. Recording Tips & Technical Questions

      Information & recommendations about home recording & equipment you've been particularly impressed with. Also a place to post information about recording studios and tips for getting the most out of your studio experience.

    3. Music Video Production

      Want to make videos for your songs? A place ask questions and discuss all aspects of music video production (technology, software, hints, tips, etc.)

    4. Show Us Your Gear!

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    5. DIY Publishing and The Music Business

      A place to discuss the business end of songwriting as a profession. Also a place to talk about PRO's and songwriting associations and any aspect of the business which you want to discuss, be it controversial or just an item of interest

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    1. Self Promotion & Advertisements

      A place to sell yourself. What do you need to do to make it big? What have you done to improve your exposure? New CD? Website? Let us know and discuss here.

    2. Off Topic Discussions

      This is the place to discuss all those things that don't really belong in any other forum.

    3. Muse's Muse Memorabilia

      These are threads that we're reluctant to delete, but that need to be moved into their own special place.

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    • Hi HoboSage, Thank you very much for your feedback. Unfortunately, you are speaking to me in a foreign language. I am not a musician and possess no musical talent. I have always loved song lyrics since I was ten years old. I always wanted to study music but too many obstacles fell in my way. I can only go by what I believe will work in my head when writing lyrics. I am totally dependant on people such as yourself to guide me through nuances of the music. On the next one, I will gather the feedback from you and other musicians before marking the project complete. The problem is, that it will appear as though I know what I'm talking about, when in fact, I don't. I guess I could say, these are the critiques that I have received from others. Thanks again for taking the time and interest in writing your critique. It is very much appreciated.   Cheers,   Jim
    • It's a fun, engaging lyric but (and I'm sure this just comes down to personal taste) the "make-up sex" premise (or at least how it's so bluntly stated) makes it less endearing to me. 
    • only one suggestion for you to consider===no one wants to hear me scream....IMO more powerful as you mention the regime==they are ignoring you despite your fight   Otherwise pretty good...
    • Planes Trains And Automobiles   s’on a business trip in Bangkok   When i received your text You said you’re sorry please come home  Just be here on the next.    Took the hotel elevator   I raced up to my room.  I grabbed the airport air-link train That thing can really zoom.    Plains trains and automobiles. And a taxi ride or two.  I’d even ride a tricycle to get back home to you.  Planes trains and automobiles Ain’t much I wouldn’t do Cuz nothing beats the makeup sex when I get back home to you   Racing thru the airport I’m jumping thru the gates My luggage has those little wheels  I ride ‘em like a skate   Love those moving sidewalks Switching planes in Beijing An escalator ate my shoe Because of my shoe string   Planes trains and automobiles And a taxi ride or two I’d even ride a tricycle to get back home to you Planes trains and automobiles ain’t much I wouldn’t do Cuz nothing beats the make up sex when I get back home to you   Got nothing against a rickshaw A camel or a bike The thought of getting home to you It really has me psyched   So send the kids to grandma’s  Put on your negligee And leave the porch light on for me I’ll be home right away   Planes trains and automobiles and a taxi ride or two I’ll even walk the last ten miles to get back home to you.   
    • Yes, for a NORMAL person the accusations and public shaming would be enough. But these are predators. They will continue to offend even after they are exposed. I want to see these men put in jail or at least criminally charged. Otherwise there is no deterrence.
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