Songwriting application?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by Mal, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Mal
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    Mal

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    Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any songwriting applications? Obviously, I can just use any text editor (I've typically been just using TextEdit for the simplicity), but it'd be nice if there was a program in which I could write lyrics and then add chords or other musical notation easily. I'm thinking if each line of text automatically had a line above it in which you could simply click to place a chord, and it would even maybe display the chord fingerings or similar information.

    If not, any programmers out there who would want to work with me on developing one? I don't know how to write software currently, and probably don't have time to learn, but I'd love to see something like this come about.

    EDIT: Just found MasterWriter, which looks interesting. It's $200 though, and while I'm going to grab the demo and play around, it looks like it does way more than I'm interested in.

    jW
     
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  3. Mal
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    Mal

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    Yeah, I've seen those. They're for writing out music sheets. I'm looking for something geared more towards writing lyrics and then just adding a chord chart to them. Thanks, though.

    jW
     
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    BrianBaughn

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    You could do it with a spreadsheet...like this.
     

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