The World Spins Around You

 

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This isn’t my song. It’s by a girl, Paz Suay from Spain. But anyway, I had the thought earlier this month, that if I learned one song a day, that would be a pretty good repetoire by the end of a year’s time. Hehehehehehehehhe. The first one I learned and played was “That’s the Way” by Led Zepplin. I just recorded that with one mic. With “World” at first I did it on the iPad, which was so much fun, but then the limitations, got to me at the end, I went ahead and did these 6 tracks in Logic Pro.

 

I keep thinking, ok if I keep this repetoire alive and growing, like playing the song live often, they’ll sort of grow in character and then I can record them later for a better, um, how to say, more resonating effect.

 

Of course I’ll play my own songs in there too. I think learning others songs, helps you in your own song writing. You start to learn what chord changes are possible, what melodies are possible. One time I was in a band and there was a definite how do you say, bias against doing “Covers.” Every band did covers. But now, especially after having read Keith Richard’s Bio and realizing like the first 4 or so Stones’ albums were all cover songs, kind of gives you a different perspective. :-))))))0

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