Posted on March 17, 2010 by Paul | 2 Comments | Jump to Comments Box Below
If you’re a songwriter, you’ve undoubtedly had unplanned times of singing at a friend’s house, a hotel room, or alone in your car. Moments void of time constraints, expectations from others, or life’s constant demands . . . moments ripe for inspiration.
Many times the pleasure of singing new songs or melodies has been frustrated by the inability to capture that phrase, that simple chorus or a melody line that was birthed in spontaneity. Behind me is a 20 year trail of little handheld recorders that invariably broke or got lost, tunes sung into my home answering machine, and audio cassettes recorded at church that ended up being mislabeled or misplaced. Lyric ideas jotted down on napkins, the back of airline tickets or receipts, somehow never made it to my home where I really needed them.
About 5 years ago I began using the software program MasterWriter. This program runs on just about any modern laptop and has become my ultimate tool for recording both audio and lyric ideas. Since it’s installed on my laptop, I always have it with me and I have successfully saved hundreds of lyric ideas and melodies.
Besides recording your ideas, it can play simple drum loops to play along with, has an innovative rhyming dictionary with perfect and imperfect rhymes, alliterations, thesaurus, and other practical tools. MasterWriter has transformed the way I capture and work on my song ideas. I’ve used it for every song on my last 3 worship projects.
Though we do not sell this software through our store, we’ve negotiated a $20.00 discount for leadworship.com visitors. When you order MasterWriter, use Discount Coupon number 2083. You will only pay $179.00 instead of $199.00.