Friday, March 20, 2015

My song!

Finally, it's taken long enough, I'm finally starting to feel extremely comfortable with my guitar.  The best part of this entire week is that I've begun to write my own music, which is something I never thought I would do.  I started having some extra time with my instrument to screw around, one thing lead to another, and I have an intro with a chorus riff on a song.  It's nothing special, pretty simple to say the least, but it's a start! Knowing my trend already, it's a tougher sounding song, with distortion, making it a more metal sounding song, like Metallica or Avenged.  I've also been playing with some power chords, and found out how to play Holiday by Green day, I love rock n' Roll by The Black Jets, and Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.  I compiled those three songs, as well as back in black by AC/DC and Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas into one song, which I was really proud of.  I've learned differnent power chords with different tunings to make differnent sounds, which is really upping my game as well.  The following weeks to come, I plan on continuing to amend my song, and I'm excited to see where it goes!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Back to the Basics

These past few weeks, I've noticed that I haven't been having much fun with my instrument.  I've had a lot of work, and thinking about guitar just makes me even more stressed.  Don't get me wrong, I still love playing guitar, and I'm going to continue playing for sure, it's just been tough as of late.  To make up for this problem, I've taken a break from music theory, scale, note makes and all the like, and I've just continued having fun looking up songs I know and listen to, and play them down.  Sometimes, all it takes is just jumping back to the basics for me to really get back into it.  This week's song that I've been working on is "For whom the Bell Tolls" by Metallica.  I've always loved this song, and it's one of the classic Metallica songs that got them off their feet for one of the most successful bands in metal.  Just like these past few days, I'm going to continue working on new songs until I can get my feet wet again, and then going from there.  It's just a matter of picking up where I left off before break.