Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Some Songwriting News...

Read about George Michael serving his community time by teaching songwriting here.

"The 'Careless Whisper singer - who was sentenced to 100 hours service in June for being unfit for driving through tiredness and taking prescription drugs - gave residents a masterclass in songwriting during his time at London's St Mungo's homeless hostel last Monday."

And, totally unrelated, when published poet Phoenix Cole was asked what she might do if continuing to write poems doesn't work out, she said: "I think next I'd like to try songwriting. Songwriting is not that different than writing poetry, and people seem not to be as afraid of songwriting. And there is the music. I'd like to get rid of this monster first, though."

And, also unrelated, Paul Reisler, a songwriter and workshop teacher, offers this nugget on Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers blog, from this article in Acoustic Guitar magazine:

"In the kind of lives we live, with lots of stuff going on and lots of noise, it’s increasingly difficult to pick out the piccolo from the wind section. What we’re really doing is that kind of selective listening. I always like to say that composing music is merely remembering it before someone else does."

Let's see "masterclasses" and "music" and "monsters"... "mmm"...

May the Muse be with you...

4 comments:

pinball king said...

...And also with you.
The Muse is with me, if I could only find the Lord of Recording.

Renz said...

Man, you can record by yourself at home... it's not that difficult... you just need the right tools...

pinball king said...

What are the right tools?
Do you have a digital recorder? Do you know what the best cheap one is?

Renz said...

If you have a computer (desktop/laptop), you can find the right sound card to add to it (external or internal) and get a program to record your songs.

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