…in the beginning
Hello to you,
If you’re reading this then you’re most likely a friend or member of my family who has been press-ganged into doing so, so thank you for your time and patience! If you’re somebody who found this post in a different way then I would like to say welcome and thank you for taking the time to come here.
What is this thing?
Well I’m in my last year of University studying a degree in Creative Song-writing and part of my course-work is to write a weekly blog that deals with my song-writing process. Essentially that is what this space is intended to be.
The Blog itself…
The truth is that I don’t know very much about blogging, so I will be learning and developing as I go. The type of things I intend to include in this blog will be short insights into my moments of inspiration, i.e. what happened that sparked inspiration, or exercises I did to develop new musical content/ideas etc.
I will try to talk about my process when it comes to song-writing and how it differs between genres/styles and how the process itself continues to evolve as I develop as a writer.
I intend to include some videos and sound files so you can visualise and hear the progress. I think it would be cool to document a song through video and/or MP3 from the initial idea to the final recorded demo, so maybe that’s something I’ll do.
Something else I will include is my lyrics and their development. I think lyrics are quite difficult for most people, so maybe I can show how I go about it. For me personally the music is rarely a problem, i can sit at a piano or pick up a guitar and write a song instantly (whether it’s good or bad is a different matter), however writing the lyrics for that song is not something that typically comes so instantly.
Another thing I might be able to do here is a podcast, as I see thats an option in this program.
Ok, so this is just my introduction and first post to test things out. I hope you find this all very interesting and check back often. Please comment on my posts and let me know what you think of my blog, my songs, my ideas, etc. Your thoughts and suggestions are very welcome. Also if you have any questions or things you’d like me to chat about, please ask me in the comments.