We decided to give a new hobby a try – songwriting!
It was not that easy to begin with, like any new creative idea it takes time and practice to produce something you are happy with (lockdown has given us more opportunity and space for this).
It started with us trying to come to grips with a bit of music theory as our teenage daughter is currently working towards a theory exam. It was the composition aspect that interested us most. Initially we just tried to learn the main key signatures and their corresponding chords.
For support with this new project we became members of a UK based songwriting guild and then began coming up with a variety of lyric and melody ideas around the piano. We also used the garage band app which gives access to a kind of home studio, and of course the odd You Tube tutorial.
We sent a few of our songs in for assessment and then proceeded to have some of these made into demos and/or manuscripts – other services offered through the guild.
You can listen to our first few tracks here via SoundCloud.
Below is also a link to our YouTube lyric video … You Paint Pictures (In My Mind).
We are going to continue to write songs this year, explore different styles of music and generally learn more about the art of songwriting…