Something about today has triggered off, and I think I’ve finally got my head around song writing. With a group therapy session on co-writing, I worked with different groups on creating a melody. In both cases, I was really proud of what our group were able to achieve. The second group worked so well, having sorted the melody out really quick, we ended up pretty much creating the full song on the spot. I was fizzing at the bit by this stage, I ended up racing to my room, recording the complete track, and saving the work on my laptop. It drove me to refine a different song that I was toying with about a month ago as well. It was kind of finished, but after today I was really delighted of the song.
Our Friday performance at the pub is only a couple of days away, so our performance group got together and polished our party performance pieces. Everyone is so involved in our group, adding harmonies and hooks wherever possible. We ran through my piece once, however it’s a fairly poplar piece in Australia, so it didn’t need anything additional added. All the other songs are mint as well.
Tonight concluded with a more physicalised vocal mastery session with Lyn Bowtell. This time we trialled her natural sore throat remedy, as well as controlled our breathing and voice through the power of meditation. This was followed up with another challenging Advanced Guitar session with Rod Motbey, who passed me a physical sheet copy of all the box scales that we were working on earlier in the week. This was very helpful, and gave me something to follow as the massive guitar solo based songs were being played. I am still of no illusions that I need work on this, however I feel I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you to all the other skills guitarists in this workshop for your patience. It’s good to know you guys all have my back.