day #30

I have written song number 30!

Although the project is technically done through the weeks it has become a part of something bigger. I am looking forward to listen back to the songs and to continue working on them. Maybe I come up with a new challenge, because I realized that certain rules and deadlines are like rocket fuel for my creativity.

This was fun people and I’m happy and proud!!

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Finish Line!

Tonight I’m going to write my last song of the 30days 30songs project. Although it took a little longer I’m still happy and proud that we did it!

What a trip!!

The vital agile energy from the first days, the difficult moments when I just didn’t want to write or felt so tired that I was convinced nothing creative could come out of me. The inspiring and super focussed hours while writing with other people and sharing our songwriting experiences. I am so grateful for all of this!

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day #29

Wow! I’m nearly finished!!

Song #29 is a sleepy one. Late in the evening with a few glasses of wine and bit of a blurry concentration. I’m not sure if this is going to become a good one but I did show up!

day #28

Morning writing.

Actually I like both. Morning and evening.  Writing in the morning and writing at the end of the day have a very different feel.

In song #28 I made no effort to make an interesting vocal line and just followed my voice to where it wanted to go. That was a good lesson because the melody line turned out nicely and isn’t boring at all. Being boring is something I’m afraid of but I realize that by trying to be interesting it actually becomes boring. Once again…the same as in real life I guess.

day #26

Day #26 and I REALLY didn’t feel like writing. But I think it’s good to sometimes do things that you don’t wanna do. If it’s not too often. Otherwise you loose the feeling of what you love to do…at least I do.

Well I did get a reward. The song turned out pretty well 🙂

day #25

The 25th song is an uptempo one and while scrolling through garageband for a different vocal effect I found a nice one I hadn’t used before. The preset is called “male rock vocals” but on my voice it sounds more like I am standing in a bathroom…still it worked pretty good for this song!

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day #24

Today I wrote in the evening because I was working all day.

The song turned out okay but I realized that I don’t have that sparkling kind of creativity when I’m tired. Of course it’s pretty obvious that things turn out better (most of the times…)  when you are not too tired but I hadn’t been very aware of that concerning my songwriting.

 

day #23

Today I got inspired by a tutorial about fragile and strong chord progressions.
I tend to use only the strong ones and I start to get bored of them because they can be very predictable.

I’m still experimenting with the vocal melody thing.

 

day #22

Vocal melodies were hard today.

Somehow I tend to sing too much. Too many variations…and I have an extreme tendency to finish my melodies on the 5 of the chord. Which sounds nice but gets very boring after a while. On the other hand when I start to construct a melody on the piano to avoid the ever present 5 the melodies sound mechanic and boring too…
I guess this is a good realization and I’ll let you know when I’ve found a solution.