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I’m lyrically challenged November 1, 2007

Filed under: Music,Worship — jenncollins @ 10:55 pm

Some of you may not know one of my loves: MUSIC. If you don’t believe me ask my husband how much $$ I’ve spent on iTunes this year. 😉

I’ve decided to embark on music-writing. Tonight was my first ‘real’ attempt. I dusted off the ol’ guitar and started playing around. I happened upon some cool chords. I don’t know what any of the chords are, but they sound cool. I even have a melody, but no words. That is the hardest part for me.

How can I write a song without sounding cheesy or I’ve-already-heard-that-a-million-times? I think the chords are pretty original, but words are tough for me. I love writing, but this is different. It has to flow (maybe rhyme?). It has to make sense, but not be completely obvious.

My friend Doug and I are thinking of recording together. He’s much better at guitar and he plays piano. Plus he knows the names of chords…that will help! We were playing around today through text messages trying to think of a name for “us”. The choices were downright awful so I won’t be mentioning them here!

I’m excited about doing this with him. I’ve known him and have been singing with him for as long as I can remember. Back in the day at Sheridan Hills. I’ll upload songs whenever we get it together and record!

Pray for inspiration!


2 Responses to “I’m lyrically challenged”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Songwriting is a great way to meet God and hear His songs for you too. I’m not an accomplished songwriter but I have written quite a few songs and an original musicale for our Youth Ministry. I’d be happy to share with you what I go through to unearth the symphonies that God plants in my heart. 🙂 Looking forward to hearing those melodies. 🙂

  2. guy Says:

    Me too!!! Im lyrically challenged.
    I am working on rewording my favorite Christmas song of all time for this Christmas at the Oasis, Christmas Eve Service. Im open to any help. Its Grandma got run over by a Reindeer.

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