8 episodes

Emi Jarvi writes a new song every two weeks and thinks you should too. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of making something new, it’s AWESOME. Every two weeks you’ll get a song writing prompt and a bunch of ideas and tricks to help you get writing. Every episode, Emi will play her new tune (warts and all) and also share what you’ve written (if you send it to mail@emijarvi.com).

The rules of Song Starter are:
1) A song is done when it has two verses and a chorus
2) The song doesn’t have to be good, it just has to exist

And that’s it! Time to get writing.

Song Starter Emi Jarvi

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Emi Jarvi writes a new song every two weeks and thinks you should too. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of making something new, it’s AWESOME. Every two weeks you’ll get a song writing prompt and a bunch of ideas and tricks to help you get writing. Every episode, Emi will play her new tune (warts and all) and also share what you’ve written (if you send it to mail@emijarvi.com).

The rules of Song Starter are:
1) A song is done when it has two verses and a chorus
2) The song doesn’t have to be good, it just has to exist

And that’s it! Time to get writing.

    Counting Days

    Counting Days

    What kind of song do you get when you finally get to book a trip home after not being back for almost 2 years?

    Get the raw tracks

    If you’d like the tracks to remix or mess around with, email me at mail@emijarvi.com, message me on Twitter at @emiliabeth or message me on Instagram at @emijarvi.

    Audio tracks include

    Lead vocal, two vocal double tracks in the chorus, vocal harmony and double-tracked harmony. Key: C major. Tempo: 105 bpm.

    Write with me!

    Think of something that bugs you a little bit and write a song about it.


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    • 8 min
    42 The Beeches

    42 The Beeches

    What kind of song do you get when you think of a place that’s meaningful to you, get out a map, and include place names?

    Get the raw tracks

    If you’d like the tracks to remix or mess around with, email me at mail@emijarvi.com, message me on Twitter at @emiliabeth or message me on Instagram at @emijarvi. 

    Massive thank you to Akito Goto for the amazing cello and violin work -  akitogoto.com. 

    Audio tracks include

    Lead vocal, two cello parts, one violin part, midi acoustic guitar. Key: G major. Tempo: 100 bpm. 

    Write with me! 

    Go to Bandlab, pick an instrumental track and write something over it - bandlab.com. 


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    • 8 min
    Back to Normal

    Back to Normal

    What kind of song do you get when you can’t be arsed to write a song? 
    Download the audio files from emijarvi.com/songstarter . 
    Audio tracks include: Lead vocal, double track chorus vocal, low and high vocal harmonies in the chorus, and ukulele. Key: G major. Tempo: 110 bpm. 
    Write with me! The prompt for the next episode is: Write about something you’ve been waiting for for a long time.

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    • 6 min
    An Apple, a Cracker, and a Piece of Cheese

    An Apple, a Cracker, and a Piece of Cheese

    What kind of song do you get when it's snack time for your 5 year old?

    Download the audio files from emijarvi.com/songstarter . Audio tracks include: Lead vocal, upright bass (midi), snaps, congas, and the occasional chime.

    Key: A minor. Tempo: 145 bpm. Audio files are provided both with and without effects.

    Write with me! The prompt for the next episode is: Get out a map of a place that means a lot to you. Write a song about it and include place names.


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    • 6 min
    Nobody There

    Nobody There

    What kind of song do you get when you're writing about a lie that's gone off like a bomb in somebody's life?

    Download the audio files from emijarvi.com/songstarter . Audio tracks include: Lead vocal tracks, double tracked chorus vocals, 6 vocal harmony tracks, midi guitar, midi plinky-plonky bells, claps and shaker. 

    Key: A minor. Tempo: 150 bpm. Audio files are provided both with and without effects.


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    • 5 min
    Wait In Line

    Wait In Line

    What kind of song do you get when you’ve just had your Covid vaccine? Plus the first response from a listener! Super excited! 

    Download the audio files from emijarvi.com/songstarter . 

    Audio tracks include: Finger-picked ukulele, a kinda poignant lead vocal, whisper tracks in the chorus and occasional harmonies. 

    Vibe: folky and whispery. Key: G major. Tempo: 136 bpm. Audio files are provided both with and without effects.


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    • 10 min

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