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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Song (II)

Thinking about my song, the amazing thing is that I could write it at all, not its quality (or lack of). Just doing the thing is what's fundamental, making the thing, whether it's a soup, and oil painting, a scholarly article, or a song.

Though it doesn't sound particularly bad, it bothers me that I use the same chord 3 times in the bridge. I think I should find a chord substitution for the second time around, maybe Ab minor?

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