Influences: E: All of the above.
Singer/Songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. I play mostly for my own sanity and amusement.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Freidrich Nietzsche
From one Procrastinating Piano Plunker to another, thank you for your generous comment on “Whenever I Look at You”!
Happy birthday Amanda!
Working on it. I have plans, but we'll see what works out.
Thanks! luv you! How on the earth can I write a love song? 🤣❤️🤣
Can I get all of this: Minor, slow, chill, sustain? Or major with all the other factors? I think I could do something with slow/chill/sustain... major or minor.
The uke? I don't think I've pulled it out in a looooong time. It was a rescue to start with. I don't really know ukulele chords, but I like to feature it here and there, usually heavily disguised.
The bigger question is "which beach?"
Absolutely, send me something!
I am spamming your board, aren't I? I apologize - but I've got something to start off with to see what you think. This is to show what a piano-only offer might sound like. I'm posting two copies, one with a click track and one without, to see if this is a useful format for you to work from. There is, as yet, no melody because I didn't want to hem in any lyric options. The file is set to BPM 112, but works well up to 120. I can provide a list of notes played, but not chord names as I do this by ear and by claw shapes on the keyboard. Is this a useful format for you, or would you prefer tracks that are more fully realized? With or without melody lines?
Here are the links.
Collab Option 01:
Collab Option 01 - with Click Track:
As I said, earlier; whichever tracks we don't use for the collaboration will be fleshed out and added to the rest of my songs for the month at the end.
P.S. in case it's not clear from that huge wall of text, that's just a suggested starting point to begin the discussion. If you'd like more than just chords, if you'd like to hear something more filled out like the samples from my profile page, I can definitely start from there, too.
I'm a novice collaborator, so it seems we are both stuck! May we fail miserably and beautifully and spectacularly! And I've no real clue about where this goes and I guess that means no real expectation. But I'm wearing my blue FAWM rock hands shirt today which bodes well to a good start.
When you say girl-with-guitar, should I think more in terms of the Joni Mitchell / Suzanne Vega end of things or Sleater-Kinney? If there's an artist you'd like to point to and say, "I'd love to write lyrics for a song like **that**!" Please feel free to point and clap!
As far as song topics, I won't feel constrained by whatever lyrics emerge -- I may actually be working on an old project wherein I assume the persona of a woman and will sing from that perspective, so being a dude who sings gender-specific girl-with-guitar lyrics won't be a problem. Adding your background vocals and guitar should **DEF** be integral to what emerges, also too.
I think where I can start is commit to supplying up to three options of chord-only sequences laid out in V-C-V-C-B-C-C format on piano as a starting point by Wednesday. And if none of them speak to you, please feel free to say "More, please!" and I will be happy to oblige a few more rounds, with the goal being to come up with something we both like rather than just ticking off this challenge.
Alternately, if you send a note saying, "I just scribbled this on the bus -- LET'S DO EEET!!" I will jump in feet first and go from there.
I'm equally nervous and excited and look forward to a wonderful and surprise-filled collaboration. Cheers and Onward!
PLEASE and thanks you!! It is yours!
It looks like we've been paired in the random collaboration thread. You've been tasked with lyrics and I've been tasked with music.
If you visit my user page you'll find links to three songs that show the kind of thing I'm most likely to write this year. In prior years of FAWM I've only ever collaborated on material that already existed, so this will be a new situation to begin with both parts yet-to-be-determined.
And so -- Hello, hello! Here's a cheer to our mutual success!
Amanda!! Lookin forward to hearing what ya come up with this year 😀
Amanda! Can you believe I'm teaching orchestra full time now? It's like I've gone down the dark path. I mean, I have to tune 600 strings a day. Orchestra Festival is on Feb. 28th. Riding a bus full of middle school kids? What was I thinking? I'm just a humble trombone player. And now I think I'm going to write 14 songs on top of this? I like your motto: sanity and amusement. Two great reasons to do it anyway.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around. 14 songs in 28 --- 29 days!
One million backing tracks of a millionth of a second each!
Hey, happy FAWM. Did I see on FB or somewhere you've been playing some piano? Maybe that can show up...
Howdy, howdy, howdy!!! Welcome back!
Oh hiiii! Have a great FAWM and I'll see you here and on Song Fight, I hope!
Hey there! Welcome back.
Hey! Let’s make something together again, whaddayasay?
Time for jammin' right?
have the best FAWM this year!
Awesomeness = you
So whats to say that has not been said......I'm sure we'll think of something LOL