Every week, I aim to dig up a tidbit to share with you about music. I do a lot of that digging in Rolling Stones list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” This week my proverbial shovel hit “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ’n Roses with a clunk. It’s an undeniably great … Continue reading Saturday Songwriting: The Blues
Into the Mystic is a classic Van Morrison Song, (and number 474 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time). It’s simple enough for a guitar player who’s starting to learn chords, but as is often the case, there’s a lot that goes into that simplicity. There’s the strumming that opens the song, … Continue reading Saturday Songwriting: Van Morrison – Into the Mystic
Hello there from the middle of a Fearless Songwriting week. This week’s been good to me. I’ve got six songs out of it so far. But Truth be told, I’m working a double tomorrow I won’t be writing a song. Get six days into a Fearless weeks and then simply quit, isn’t that against the … Continue reading Saturday Songwriting: BEAD is a Memory Hammer for Guitar
We’re skipping the prompt this week because this Sunday is the start of the next Fearless Challenge. The challenge of the Fearless Challenge is to write seven songs in seven days. Writing seven songs in seven days can sound pretty intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. That’s ok. Not everyone who takes part … Continue reading Saturday Songwriting: The Fearless Challenge Starts Tomorrow!
This week we get to #475 on Rolling Stones list of Greatest Songs Ever, “Where Did Our Love Go.” The story goes that this was another song the artists weren’t keen on. Supposedly, it was originally recorded for the Marvelettes—the tracks were laid down already when the Supremes got it, and in a key that’s … Continue reading Saturday Songwriting: The Supremes, Where Did Our Love Go