I am working on a new album of songs. I am taking it back to the old school Minneapolis Sound. Feel Good, Pop, Dance, Funk. I am working on quite a few songs right now. I wanted to share a new one I just sang and mixed today. It is called, “Law of Attraction” Check it out:
Ok, so since my last video post, I worked on lyrics and melody and recording a worktape of my songwriting assignment for this week.
The result is a pop-dance song called, “Better Than You Think.” It has the same basic structure, rhyme scheme and tempo as The Wanted, “Glad You Came.” Give it a listen and see what you think….
This week I am giving my first video blog a shot on this site. I have not posted any of my own videos on this site, yet…..so her goes nothing! This is a video of my progress on my songwriting assignment I have myself. My assignment this week is to create a song that has the same rhyme scheme, structure and tempo as The Wanted, “Glad You Came.” Watch the video to see what I have so far…. (the video isn’t perfect, but you get the idea…)
So I finally finished up my C Dorian Mode – Songwriting Assignment from a couple weeks ago. The assignment I gave myself was to write a song, melody first, in the C Dorian Mode. This is what I came up with. I think it needs some work, but it has some redeeming qualities.
The song is called, “Struck by Lightning.” My reason for doing these self guided assignments is to make myself write things that I may not normally write. Keeps me in practice. Stay tuned for more assignments. I posted my worktape demo below. Let me know your thoughts or if you have any questions. Also feel free to post your own songs if you follow my assignments. ~~ Chad
My latest self guided songwriting assignment was to write a song starting with a melody first, in the C Dorian mode. I have been toying around with it for the last week and a half or so. I have not finished the song, yet. I wanted to give you an update on where I was and show you some of my thought processes while working on it. Hopefully it will help give you some ideas for your own writing. So I have made this little ‘podcast’ of what I have so far. As always, please email me or leave comments with any questions or thoughts you have. I love to hear from you! Listen below… ~~ Chad
Ryan at MusicianLauncher.com has compiled some online songwriting and music related resources into a cool video. I am featured in the video, but so are some other great sites and people that can help you improve your songwriting and playing! Check out the video and Ryan’s site! ~ Chad
This week I gave myself a songwriting assignment. I posted that assignment here. I started off following my own assignment pretty closely….but then the song kinda of took a few different turns. Mainly in the number of lines in the sections and where in the measures the melody starts. Anyway, what came out was the start of a song called, “Human.” It probably needs some work, but the whole point of these assignments and exercises is to keep myself writing. Not every song is going to be a smash hit, but even the not-quite-there songs are very important, because you don’t reach the gold without digging for it. So this is my songwriting ‘digging’ this week….. ~~ Chad