I had a blast today at the studio. I created a song on a grand piano, then added drums. I also realized I need to learn what all the words surrounding music production mean. I should probably read a book or something. But in the meantime, I’m having fun. I called it, Crying in the Shower.
I took piano lessons when I was seven for a few months before my instructor left to attend university. I added maraca because tambourine didn’t sound right. Intuition is an exceptional creative tool. I may not know the proper terminology for what I’m doing yet, but it’s not preventing me from having fun. I still have a lot to learn. So much. I channeled Amy Lee with this song. She’s incredibly talented, and I could watch her sing and play piano all day.
She’s taught me a lot about music. Certainly more than my piano teacher. Fortunately, Stevie Nicks showed me I don’t have to take formal lessons if I’m willing to explore, experiment, and trust myself. They both make it look easy, but I know better. Creating includes plenty of frustration, even at my level. I’m pretty sure if I ever reach their level of excellence it will also involve tears and swearing combinations I haven’t discovered yet. Heh. I’m off to practice my guitar.