Influences: the pillows, The Beatles, Mega City Four, Elvis Costello, The Jam, The Style Council, Paul Weller, The Chewinggum Weekend, T.Rex, Bob Dylan, school, @mattblick, Beatles Songwriting Academy
I'm a beginner at music but I strive to write a lot of songs! I will try to write short songs in a limited of time. Aside from that, I'm currently a student at Robert Morgan Vocational Institute attending GED classes.
I also work at Publix as a bagger.
I plan on first spending time commenting on songs. Since my previous FAWM, I didn't comment on many songs. My goal is to at least comment on 100 songs.
As for my songs, I just want to focus on writing a steady melody. The songs from my last FAWM didn't have that, and some FAWMERS pointed that out to me. I would like to also do a little bit of challenges as I did none on my last FAWM! lol I have also acquired an electric guitar, so I'm going to mainly play that for FAWM to write my songs and record my songs. I might bring back my acoustic during FAWM, I don't know. But I want to experiment on writing on the electric guitar other than the acoustic guitar this time around.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Thank you for your comments on my song. Yes, I like to start all of my songs with very little intro because you are absolutely correct, attention spans will not allow it during a show. However, eventually I want to start using a looper during my songs and getting the kids involved, so the intros and whatnot will increase, but they will be interactive. Appreciate the listen!
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
I'm no good on modes, so if it is in lydian then it's purely accidental! I think I've probably heard the Simpsons theme more than any other piece of music ever so it's inevitable it will creep into my songs somewhere 😀
The amp is ALL valve! 😂😂😂😂😂
I hate solid state circuits.
Tapped humbucker gives me single coil. Plus I design and build my own amps. I can get pretty much any tone I aim for with the Schecter snd my amp. 😎😉
Schecter Omen VI Diamond Series, with an IronGear Hammerhead tapped humbucker in the neck position. 😉
Thanks for taking a listen to a few of my songs.
Many thanks for the listen on our funk collab!
Just for the record, I don't own a Strat. 😉😎
Cold issues kind of come and go. Had a really bad coughing fit this am which led to other complications so I'm having a quiet, restful day at home and pushing fluids. The songs are going well for me. I think it's all the wonderful talent and support of the people around these parts. It makes me want to make music!
Thanks for the splendid structural comments on my songs. I really appreciate them!
Thanks for comment!
Hey, thanks for commenting on my song! Much appreciated 😁
Thank you so much for the in-depth critique on my song, man. It really helped! Love your taste in music, too!
Thanks for listening man! When do plan on posting some songs?
Thanks for checking out, "You Decided to Leave". Wishing you much inspiration on achieving your goals for FAWM.
thanks for your comments on red rose guitar
it's an old Casio keyboard with all kinds of midi and casio chords and stuff, and it has this big button that says "DGP" for digital grand piano - and I put my cellphone in the linen closet behind me in the hallway where the keyboard is, and it gives me a little reverb 😀
I will be singing all the lyrics-only pieces I posted yesterday... I just *couldn't* sing them yesterday. Watch for music to start appearing for them later today (assuming I don't lose my voice again). Oh, and thanks for the kind birthday wishes to my wife. Other than that she's sick, she had a nice birthday. The joy of elementary school aged children is that virus after virus runs roughshod through our household these days...
Hi Rainchaser. Thank you for your comments on Body and Ghost. It's a good idea to spend some time on comments. That's what makes FAWM such a nice community. Cheers!
Thanks for another kind comment! I quit listening to music in 1991 or so, so Mega City 4 is actually new to me. Was the name a play on the MC5? I'm a Detroiter from that era. 😀 but yeah I went and listened to some of their songs. Good stuff.
I forgot to add: I read somewhere that in nearly every hit song, the vocal comes in 12 seconds or less from the start.
Thank you for the listen & kind comment!
Do check out the BiaB threads on the forum - You'll find some pretty familiar names using it - lotta really talented people using it really well - and then people like me who just plug in the chord structure and make wav files....I do my mixing in Reaper but you can do it all right in BIAB including Melodist (writes and plays original melodies) and harmonies and all sorts of stuff. Oh, and now they've added all kinds of video tutorials for instrumentals - so you can practice with the pros. It's a very cool thing 😀 Oh, and I'm not compensated in any way by them - It just changed my life entirely. Hugs!!
Thanks for your comments on The Bell! Hopefully you'll get a chance to put some songs together too, soon. Use some of the Beatles Songwriting Academy tips and tricks! 😀
Hey, thanks for your comments on Tuesday. The instruments are all from Band in a Box, I have two guitar lines going there and I think I was playing around with a little distortion for the first time. Glad you liked it!
I have a hate/love relationship with my Strat, it's from 1977, and I've been told it was the cheapest model Fender sold that year. Think I've had it for 17 years or so, so kinda feels like a natural extension of me.
I have other instruments I prefer to play live, but when It's time to record it's very often my first choice.
Thanks for the comments
Thanks for the comment on "The Thing About Music". As a skirmish track, I was just trying to get something together quickly-- and it fell into place nicely. It was fun to make and a number of people have indicated it was fun to listen to. So that makes me happy.
OK, I have started something political and folky but nothing lost, I can use what I have as another song. Reading your comments I think our best bet for middle ground might be the 50's rock rather than folk?
Hi Again, It might be better if we can communicate through e-mail but I don't see yours ?
I think it's difficult to put everything on an open forum,?
Hi, delighted to "meet" you, I'm sure we can write a platinum disc quality song together. 😀 For me a collab does not have to be totally my lyrics or your music. I see we have a common hero in Bob Dylan, I'm not Bob but how would it suit if I draft some lyrics which would suit a folk style? If you like them you can hack them about to suit your style? If you have any other ideas let me know, Tom