Monday, June 23, 2014

Outdoor Inspiration

As I mentioned in my last post, my family went camping this weekend. It was three lovely, rainless days, a bit chilly but a pleasant change from the weather we've been having lately. I, of course, brought my guitar, and although I didn't get many chanced to play, I did play some of my new songs for the group we were camping with, who hasn't seen us since the Challenge started, and the songs were very well received, especially Nickled and Dimed.

I wasn't able to perform my newest song, because I forget the lyric sheet, and I haven't had enough practice to do it from memory. Next campout, perhaps.

While I was sitting in our screen room, just plucking on the guitar, I think I came up with the basic tune for Living As If It Matters; I pulled out my iPhone and recorded it to a Voice Memo. Love the technology!

Now I can start adding lyrics. It's the opposite of what I usually do, though it won't be the first time I've started with the melody.

And, of course, I can't guarantee that the melody will stay the same. But I think it's a good start.

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