It’s been a LONG 11 1/2 years since I wrote my last song. Life happens, right? 4 kids, 1 dog, and 2 cats later, here I am. I recently told myself that I was going to write 10-12 new original songs no matter what. It’s hard to believe that the last time I wrote a song there were no smartphones. The flip phone was all the rage!
I’m using my iPhone 6’s technology to capture spur of the moment song title ideas in the Notes app, and for those melodies that come to my head away from the piano, or even in front of it, I’m using the built-in iPhone camera so that I never have to worry about forgetting it later on.
I’m excited to get my piano tuned tomorrow. It’s so out of tune in its current state and several keys are sticking due to the humidity. I’m planning a Facebook live performance for the next few weeks to show off the newly tuned piano.
One of my other goals, along with 10-12 new songs, is to try to play open mic nights at least once or twice a quarter in the local area. With no portable music equipment in my possession, I may have to shell out a little cash to rent a keyboard. Local establishments that have a piano and a mic are the ones I’ll key in on first.
I wrote and recorded my first album, “Walk With You,” in my home studio in 2004. It was a Christian music album that took me well over a year to put together. I can’t express how difficult it is to mix and master a song. I have a real appreciation for those men and women that work behind the glass in the music studios!
I’ll be sharing my progress on the new songs in the near future, and may even post a video of me performing them. I’m excited about having some fresh ideas and melodies to put down on paper.
I invite you to give me honest feedback (good or bad)! Musicians rely on feedback to continue to grow.
Until next time!