Friday, January 29, 2010

Magnitude of Rhyme

I noticed a post from Ukulele Perspective about FAWM.org and checked it out because I am out-of-the-loop on a majority of topics that have to do with music. Then I signed up because I was captured by the quote from Jack London that sums up the purpose: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." I've just been reading recently about Jack's love for surfing and the ukulele and his connection with Hawaii and I thought it was an interesting coincidence; but some would say their are no coincidences, so here I go.

What I have found is a community of wonderful people all working towards the common goal of writing fourteen songs in the shortest month of the year. I've written about three in the past year so this should pick up the pace a bit.

Two of the songs I wrote I posted to YouTube, and I listened to them and thought, if it wasn't me singing and playing them, would I ever listen to them more than once. This is a very hard question. It is difficult trying to not be yourself with a critical ear for music written by... yourself.

The Wordle above was created from a lengthy thread on a FAWM post about whether or not rhyme was important in song writing. If you're into song writing, sign up the conversation is wonderful.

2 comments:

ukuleleperspective said...

Glad you're joining FAWM. Good luck to you. It does seem like a good group. My first time, so we'll see how it goes with work and all.

Kyle Leonard said...

I've got report cards due this week, so grading and scoring will have to be a song somehow. I've written some titles down so now that part is finished :) Really enjoy reading Ukulele Perspective.

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