low tech

I’m a big proponent of low tech songwriting, which I define as using only a pencil and your voice (no instruments, computer, recording device, beat box, rhyming dictionary or thesaurus), at least in the early stages. I like to think I can be hiking in the woods and write a song on the spot when inspiration strikes.

I also find that my guitar playing technique or lack thereof, influences the melodies. So if I write the melody first, before I pick up the guitar, I often get more interesting results.

Later, in the editing process, I pull out all available devices to help hone it further. Try this method sometime.

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One Response to “low tech”

  1. Gerard Says:

    Sounds like what your saying is ,it’s au naturale at first then if the flow stops, do what it takes.That’s my motto!!!

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