Thursday, May 29, 2008

...or maybe I *will* be the next Boyce and/or Hart

So my next assignment, from one of my two guitar teachers, is to (you guessed it) write a song. I now know just enough musical theory to be thoroughly dangerous.

I'm going to get a little help. I plan on buying a program called Guitar Pro that will help me play my composition as it develops. I may even pen some lyrics. If I get brave and adventuresome I could possibly even post a midi where people could listen.

Oh, btw, the lesson is to make the verses sort of sad and the chorus "epic". I'm thinking "All By Myself" meets "Bohemian Rhapsody." With a bridge reminiscent of a portion of "Toccata and Fugue In D Minor." Except in C.


John said...

That's quite a jump from guitar lessons to writing music. You must be quite talented and creative for them to make such an assignment. good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think it's part of his general teaching style to have people writing songs early. He's heavy on theory, and it's a good way to learn to incorporate theory.

That, or he's a sadist.