Episode #95: Plain Sailing (Song starts at 5:58)
If it’s your first time here, thanks for having a look at my podcast. What will you gain by listening to an episode?
My goal is to put you in the shoes of a songwriter.
Why would I do that? Well, for a lot of people it seems it’s only for the chosen few. At the risk of sounding like I’m attempting to demystify and simplify (which I’m not) what happens to be an extremely subtle art, what I’m doing here is showing some of the ‘ tricks’ I use to compose a song.
It turns out a music composition is an incredibly complicated thing. I can say that now because over the course of 90-odd episodes, I’m constantly surprised as I discover new aspects to an art I thought to be so simple. It’s something that comes naturally to me. It’s extremely satisfying.
Am I any good? Fair enough question. Check out today’s song plain sailing and see what you think
If you like it and want more go here: www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com Or there’s selection of music on Spotify, etc, including piano/ solo; Folk rock with Paul Dredge & Rock with the Patient Hum.
Today’s song, Plain Sailing (song #615) was going to be heartfelt song, so I picked a 3 4 meter ( boom Chuck chuck, boom chuck chuck ) and went for a vulnerable sounding higher register and the melody just came in on the ether. How does that feel? It felt great!
On this episode you’ll hear a bit of my day, what I’ve been up to – a bit of yarn, essentially.
This is a lo-fi relaxed entertaining podcast. I hope you enjoy hearing me rediscover Plain Sailing.
It’s from the album The Long Haul ( piano vocal).