Yeah, I’d like to think I’m a budding songwriter. I’d like to think I have talent. But now I’m in the throes of this week’s songwriting assignment. Eeek!
I have to record music to last week’s lyrics, matching the lyrics to music so that it sounds natural. Sounds easy (not) enough but there’s a whole checklist of stuff it has to follow.
One minute I think it sounds great and I’m so stoked – the next minute I think it sucks and I’m only fooling myself thinking I can do this. 🙂
So then I change it up and use different lyrics I’ve written but then that song sounds worse. So I go back to the original song and think it sounds best.
It kinda reminds me of the Oscar Wilde quote, “I’m exhausted – I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out.”
I also thought I couldn’t do the final Musicianship assignment either and I managed to pull it off. So, there’s hope yet. I’ll just keep working on it!