DYI Blues

Patrick Hertel bloozguy@TEKSAVVY.COM
Fri Sep 17 14:14:23 EDT 2010


    I've often wondered how people that don't write their tunes down can
remember and play them, say, 5 years on?


On 09/16/2010 06:07 PM, Leonard Watkins wrote:
> Just let it happen - a lot of people force it and it sounds that way.
> Sometimes I heard a line and say that would be a good tune sometimes I hit a
> lick and go from there. I write 99% of my tunes in the morning. I do not sit
> down and say I am going to write a tune something has to inspire me - You
> can write the music if you wanna but I just play it. It's easy just let it
> happen
>
> LW
>
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> Hi,
>
>    I know quite a few of you write your own songs.
>    What process do you got through. Is there a"method" to your musicness?
> Do the lyrics come first?? ...or the melody? ...or the "hooks"?
> Can you read/write music notation or do you somehow just make it up and
> memorize it on your instrument.
> Is there a set structure to your tunes?
> Any advise and/or hints?
>
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