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Another song “Changes”

Here is another song I wrote and recorded. Its mainly about getting older and watching your child become an adult. My friend played drums to my tracks and I thought it would be a demo for us to all learn and record. But without my knowledge they just mastered it and put it on our […]

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Remembering Dad

I made this tune one night a few months after my father passed away in 1999. It was a one off take with keys, my 91 Strat/Fralins, Marshall Dsl50, Alesis Reverb into a Roland VS-840 8 track. I later added the acoustic. I have thought of building it up but then I dont think I […]

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The Major Scale and Writing a Song with it!

The Major Scale – The Major Scale is a pattern of 7 notes repeating on the Octave, which is the first note again. To make the major scale use the pattern of WWHWWWH from any note. What that means is Whole step (W) such as from C to D and Half Step (H) such as […]

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Songwriting – Part 3 – A Ballad – 6/8 “Given My Heart”

A Ballad – So Ive been writing a ballad for my girlfriend wife, Heather. Shes always been supportive and I wanted to push past my insecurities and write a tune inspired by her faith in me. I figured it would be a good test for me to personally accomplish as well. Ive been listening to a […]

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Songwriting – Part Two

The Song- In my last post I talked about the negativity that our brains can put on the creative process. In this post I will try to begin to break that cycle and head towards the goal of finishing a song.For good or bad the main goal is completing the song and not giving up. […]

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Songwriting – Part One

Songwriting is a personal challenge for most budding musicians. It seems there are two camps or types of musicians. “Writers” that have written tunes since day one and “players” that have never written a note. The “writers” may not be the best technical players but they have this ability to look past that and create […]