anatomy of a song
Really its more of a history.
Developing a guitar technique led me to the intro of the song.
I repeated it thrice in case it was missed.
Discovered when transcribing that all the pitches in the 12 tone musical scale are contained with in its bewildering array!
I did not intend that, just happened, a happy accident!?
Found a chord structure to turn it into something more.
Smudged those in a few places.
The melody was apparent but the lyrics were a long time coming.
Could not commit to who or what the song was to be about / for.
Found some words that made sense with the original verbiage construed at the beginning.
It is for everybody now.
Recording was its own morass of try, become dissatisfied, leave it, try again.
Transpose it to the keyboard, learn to play the keyboard, so it sounds like music.
Become dissatisfied with the result, leave it, forget how it was played, relearn it, try again.
Let recording equipment go out of date, lose functionality.
Struggle to get that to work again, ignoring other alternatives.
Find that other recording alternatives can work!
Try, fail, try again, fail. Keep trying, failing as learning.
Accept it won’t be a grammy winner regardless, but is close enough for rock n roll.
Well Pop, Rock, Jazz as I am want to classify it.
Realize the process is as involving if not more so than the result.
Let it glow so the next one can come to fruition.
Perhaps it won’t take 17 years to complete!?