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Re: its too hard :(
10/26/2004 1:23 PM
Jeff Renaud (4615) wrote:
I was in that very situation a number of times and I must admit that the majority of the time, it was because of a lack of humility, not a lack of musical ability. You shouldn't label songs as rusbish unless you really invest yourself in it. Sure it may sound goofy now, but a lot of times, these attempts are only the skeleton of things to come.
Also, doing covers, even if you don't play them before an audience, is the biggest thing a budding band can do in order to boost their confidence and learn to play off each other (thus easing tenfold the process of song writing). Don't look at the song you cover as something cast in stone, see it as a way to voice YOUR take on it and to explore new territory. Decorticate the bassline, the hooks, the drums, the chords, the lyrics: why was it written that way? what does it bring? would there be a better way to play this song?
Remember, you don't have to reinvent the wheel everytime you write something, you say something, that could have been said 10,000 times before (or even 10,000 times better), but you do it in your own voice.