Sunday, 23 January 2011

Day 23: The Strange Tale Of Shang Ding Hong

Writing is going slowly this week (though I have written every day). The reasons are many.

I spent some time posting a new song on the blog (Everything Is) Broken. Have you downloaded it yet? What did you think?

I've been winding up a rock band workshop at the Old Library Studio for the last three days.

And the song itself is weird.

A year or two ago I wrote a crazy thirteen verse song about a fictional Chinese village with the same rhyme scheme on every verse.
Oh and the whole melody was made up of 5 notes.
And those five notes were all from a diminished 7th chord.
And every verse was supposed to be in a different key.
With different arrangement and harmonisation.

And different time signature if need be.

So when plan A is that deranged you'll understand why I felt slightly relieved deciding to reset the lyrics to a bizarre chromatic melody that was originally a hyperactive guitar instrumental called Verbal Gerbils (written in 1997).

This is something I have never done before, so I feel like I am not only working how to get to where I want to go, but laying the tarmac on the ground at the same time.

I'm getting there though.

Related Posts: The Soundcheck Song - for free
Other free songs by Matt Blick

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.