monday song #15: the bells of st. sparrow

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[Special note: Tonight’s show at the Pub at Vios has been moved to next week, March 9. Apologies for the late announcement.]

fifteen songs. four plus months. and I’m just getting warmed up…

this week’s song was a case of automatic writing as far as the music goes. i played the opening churchbell pentatonic run on the piano and was struck by the first melodic phrase. i turned on the tape recorder [actually, garageband on my mac] and played the idea again, to capture it. i continued plyaying to see if i could come up with some related ideas. i played the whole thing straight through, bridge and all. i still had to come up with lyrics, but the final recording follows the arrangement of that first pass. read more >

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