Friday, October 24, 2008

Acoustic Sketch

Brung my guitar with me up to ME, because, really, what's a cabin in the woods without a hootenanny? Unfortunately, we don't have video of a rather neat uptempo version of Blackbird that featured me on my crappy old Ovation and Putnam on his 5-string antique heirloom banjo, but I did get Yesenia to make a quick recording of the song that I started writing right after.

Looking at this later, I thought, "Well, I look kind of sexy." Which is probably the first time I've ever thought that. Don't laugh.

Take note of the eyebrow raise at 00:31, when I throw an E-minor after the E-major. That's some hardcore, real-time songwriting action for all you sports fans out there. Of course, the E-major to E-minor change actually sucks, in retrospect, but there's always the guarded but optimistic moment of consideration when you first try something on. Does this chord change make me look fat? Yes, it does.



dodo said...

I like going into the E major AFTER the E Minor...

Dave Kopperman said...

Yeah, I tried that later. It may keep, depending on whether or not I like the melody.