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Old 06-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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how do you choose you song title?

i started this topic because i wanna know how people choose their song titile because i am very bad with it haha.

my last track is named alfa because of nicky romero
romero = romeo = alfa romeo = alfa hahaha

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

I bash the keyboard with my forehead.

That is also coincidentally the exact same method I use for writing and producing my tracks.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

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I bash the keyboard with my forehead.
Forehead is for sellout plebeians. Penis is true patriciancore.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

hahahah #hero if you title your song like that
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

i let the song create its own name. its like naming a puppy..u gotta look/listen to it and it will speak to you.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

random words
or something dumb
or i jsut keyboard bash
or i jsut think of random phonetics and type them out
sometimes i get an idea for a title and write the music around that
sometimes I don't.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

Those terribly complicated and near impossible to pronounce IDM song names are generated most efficiently by letting a cat walk over your keyboard.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

Random thoughts at the time of upload tend to be my recipe for disaster.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

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i let the song create its own name. its like naming a puppy..u gotta look/listen to it and it will speak to you.
pretty much my same method. I just listen to the track and visualize what It is trying to say.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

I keep a document of phrases that strike me as deep or funny. Sometimes they're in-jokes. If a name doesn't come to me while I'm working on an instrumental track, I'll go to the document and pick a phrase that fits.

But often with instrumental works I'm still painting a picture; I have an actual visual or narrative idea the music is describing. The names are usually easy in those cases.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #11
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

Sometimes I think of a theme for the song, then go from there. But sometimes, I just write a random melody, let the song write itself and decide.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #12
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

Perhaps the question you should ask you self is:

How do you make sure you thread is titled properly.

Typically I just read it before I create it.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

I've started to name all after from quotes from Alan Partridge's autobiography for some reason

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #14
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

Strangely enough, I try to make a song title up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:46 AM   #15
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

I used to look at things on my desk and name tracks after them. Once I named a track after something to do with raeliesm. Currently, my projects are just random jibberish and my tracks are random phrases that sound cool and have no meaning whatsoever.

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:07 AM   #16
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

When a song doesn't manage to name itself, I have a big .txt file of random shit I think up. When I finish a song, I go through it and see if the song fits any of them. If not, I just listen to the song on a loop a few times and try to name it according to what sort of imagery it invokes.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:12 AM   #17
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

i usually go with either a bland non attention grabber type of title so that people will skip over my tracks or an obscene joke about my first world problems

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:17 AM   #18
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

usually it will be a 1 work descriptor. i hate putting ideas in peoples heads with song titles so i keep em pretty basic. sometimes ill think of a really cool word play thing and use that as a song title ('my mime eye' is one of my faves)

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:20 AM   #19
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

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('my mime eye' is one of my faves)

That reminds me of that Commander Tom song, Are Am Eye?.

I remember sitting there thinking, what the fuck does that mean and how can I come up with something as LEGIT?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:41 AM   #20
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Re: how do you choose you song title?

the name usually has something to do with the main sample i use. as some of you know, a few beat battles back we were given the first 10 minutes of "night of the living" dead to sample so i came up with "spoiler alert: ben dies at the end". brilliant stuff.

oh yeah, btw, spoiler alert.

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