Tag: writing

February Album Writing Month begins

It’s February, which means the annual songwriting-a-thon, FAWM. One month, February, in which music types attempt to write 14 songs before the month ends. However, as this is a leap year it is 14.5 songs. How I’ll measure half a song I’m not sure, but if I get that far I probably won’t care.

I managed to come up with the first song today, so off to a good start. FAWM isn’t my primary focus for the month, far from it. I have several projects bubbling away. If you want to be the first to know what is going on, and also get music to keep and download you can become a supporter on my Patreon page. It costs a tiny, tiny amount and will leave you with a nice warm glow.

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Now back to writing the next 13.5 songs…

No light without the dark

I am working away on a couple of musical pieces at the moment and they couldn’t be any more different.

The first is for Patreon. It’s a gentle little tune with the working title of Lullaby Love Song, and it is exactly that. An ambient melody that meanders away, wooing you to sleep and encouraging deep dreams of happy ever after. Perhaps I need to lay off the fairy tales, but that’s where I got the inspiration for this piece.

The other is a track I have been working on for ages. It’s called Light from a dark star and is a straight rock / pop ditty. I’m not convinced with the lyrics. I will revisit those in due course. However, I had one of those light bulb moments and moved the tune around a little. It’s just a simple change in the arrangement but it has renewed my interest in it, which was exactly what was needed.

In other news, I am, as always, debating with myself whether or not I will attempt FAWM. It is a nice challenge but not sure if I want the added pressure. (Actually, I am pretty sure I will start the challenge, but if it gets too much I’ll stop.) And now, back to the recording.

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