Songwriting

For the last few months I’ve been working on some songs with my friend Bob Winter. He has three of the ones we’ve worked on together at his website: Notes in a Bottle.

It’s quite a kick to hear someone singing something you’ve written. How this goes is that I write the words and sing (badly) a version of the tune for Bob to hear. Then he works on making it singable and providing chords and harmonies and doing the production. Since I’m a terrible singer, it’s amazing to me that he can come up with a tune that is so very like what I can hear in my head.

Also, my rhythms are often clumsy and Bob smoothes them out and we work on changing lyrics together to get the phrasing right. :) It’s a real collaboration and a heck of a lot of fun.

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