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Writing a Song – Melody and Chords

Next in my series of “Writing a Song” videos. In this video, I create a melody line and figure out chords for my song. Not a ton of instruction or suggestions here – it’s a video of my process. So

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Disappearing – one Song, one Month

So I just wrote and recorded a song, from (almost) start to finish, in one month! The song is called Disappearing, and it’s embedded above. Listen and share! I follow Graham Cochrane’s blog The Recording Revolution. Graham’s blog is full

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New Song #1 – Demo recorded!

I was actually able to get a rough draft demo recording done of one of my new songs! For a one-mic, acoustic and voice demo recorded on Garageband, I think it came out pretty good (ok – minus the bridge.

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Chord Charts – line up your chords and lyrics!

I have seen a LOT of guitar-oriented chord charts over the years, many of them done really bad. For me, some were almost unreadable. Some silly things I’ve seen include: small, 12-point type every single chorus to the song on

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Finishing my Songs … this year!

Right now, I have an album’s worth of songs, waiting to be finished and recorded. I just need to … well … actually roll up my sleeves and get em done. Why aren’t those songs recorded yet? Partly because I’m

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David Lee King

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