Thursday, June 25, 2009

never in my life

I have never been able to describe how I write songs before.  They just kind of occur, is what I always chalked it up to.  But recently, my long time friend Leanne (teen service librarian at the Moore Public Library) asked me to come and do a songwriting workshop for the teen summer reading program.  I accepted readily, before really thinking what this entailed.  This is not just a coffeeshop or a performance.  I have to tell them how to do it . . . or at least how I do it.  

So finally last night I sat down and really thought through the process.  I know it is different for everyone, so I decided to tell them my usual routine, a few varieties I have heard of, some helpful hints, tools, and some basics.  It was really fun to plan it all out!  I hope it is understandable for them.  We will see.  It is happening in less than an hour.  Anyways, I think if nothing else comes of it - it was good for me to step back and look at this process.  Hopefully, I can manipulate it to my will and write a trillion great songs!!!  

2 comments:

Shan said...

hey girl! We are going to be in Edmond all next week (except Mon & Tues.)... I would love to get the girls together to meet! Are you around?

Madfarmer said...

Ahhh! I wish I could have come with you, but I was so glad that I got to hang out with Davie. Someday we need to play around together with the guitar and lyrics...