Friday, October 10, 2008

Live Blog: Creating a song

OK, here's something I've never tried before. Live blogging a song. I was messing with my guitar and just playing this little riff. I have the guitar capoed at the second fret. I'm playing kind of a C to D chord pattern, pulling off of my my middle finger in the C cord about halfway through the strum pattern, pretty common for me. Actually maybe the last note of the c strum I pull off. I'm muting the strings with my picking hand and I'm picking with my fingers, giving it that staccato sound. Lord knows if I'm spelling this stuff right. 10/9 12:19pm

I'm humming a little melody to the chords, now I need to dive into a chorus. I'm going with G, Am, C, D, pretty standard progression it might change. Let's see if I can throw some words on top of this puppy. 12:22pm

You held me
Through the storm
You loved me
Through the fire
You saved me
In my darkest hour
You led me
Through the valley

First verse? 12:36

I think the 3rd and 4th what are they called? stanza's? need to be reversed. To where it's You led me, and then you saved me. Now to the chorus, I think sometimes thats the hardest part to write. 12:40pm

My Rock and my Salvation
Through every generation
A cause for celebration Hmmm, sounds ok when I play it. 1:10pm

My Savior and Redeemer
To whom I seem so eager
To raise my hands to ....


kind of weak but try and find something to fit with redeemer, ugh! Remember, these are just beginning ideas, ok, I've got to go to sleep! 1:33pm


Lorna :) said...

Weak??? Are you kidding me? That's awesome. I knew you could do it, Brutha!!!!

Amy said...

Wow, this takes some guts. I can't imagine writing a song and creating it and while I'm doing so putting it on my blog for everyone to like or hate. Personally I think the lyrics are great. Good job and kudos on your effort and sharing it.

Brenda said...

That was a creative idea. I love it! The words are beautiful. Wish I could hear the melody. When you're all finished you'll have to record yourself playing and singing and post it here on your blog.... Okey dokey?