Saturday Songwriting: Mars Rising

This week, we’re back to checking out the 500 Greatest Songs of all time, (at least according to Rolling Stone Magazine). “Miss You” by The Rolling Stones is #498. 

On paper this song could be booooooring. It basically two chords evenly balanced that repeat for four minutes, (with the exception of an eight bar bridge). Instead it’s fun as hell, a two chord jam with groove to spare. 

How do The Stones do that? It’s got a little of everything, a funky bass line, a bluesy riff on guitar and harmonica, even a little taste of disco in the drums.  Listen for yourself.  

The Prompt:

Here’s a link to Mark Rogers’ Art. Find out more about Mark’s work here.

The Musical Idea:

Here’s a downloadable pdf of the worksheet above:

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