In regards to my previous blog, when I'm practicing and focusing on music, my room is a sanctuary. Since my trip to Holland, I've begun writing a lot. I've also been more interested in simple chords and forms. I've observed that the more basic the song the more you can do with it. Also, I've been experimenting with singing songs with voice impersonations. For example, I try singing a song with a country drawl and let the voice dictate the outcome. Once the song emerges, then I sing it in my own voice, tweaking things as needed.
I've been thinking a lot about troubadours these days. I just started grabbing things flying in and around my head.
I came up with "The Troubadour Flies Again".
You can listen to it here: > The Troubadour Flies Again
I wrote this particular song imagining Bob Dylan singing it, so I'd sing it in his voice. (Hey, everybody does a Dylan impersonation)
The original solo acoustic version had a busy ho-down bluegrass feel. Once I started to record it in my own voice, it morphed into a RnB thing. Funny how that happens. :) I'll try to sing like Willie Nelson next...