I really haven’t done any hard rock, and seeing as how I grew up listening to straight-ahead rock of the 80s, I figured I’d better sneak one into the MonthOfMusic. Gotta pay tribute to some of my influences. So here’s number 29.
For day 28, I went back to the guitar and just kinda jammed. I felt like doing some tunes like I did in college, and I am pretty happy with what I ended up with.
We’re in the home stretch here. I did another electronic rock tune.
This song’s melody was originally written after I finished the RPM Challenge in 2011. I pulled out the original track today and scrapped a lot of what was there and finished it up. I think it could use a little more work on the mix, and it ends a little too abruptly, but again, I’m limiting the amount of time I spend per day on these tunes.
Still going strong. Although now that school has started it’s been a little tougher to wedge in the time to get this done.
Another EDM track, this time a bit short and faster.
For today, I did a little more electronic music, using a little 303 melody I wrote last year. It was part of something else that never sounded right, so I used it here instead.
And here’s song 24. Getting closer to the end!
This is a tune I wrote several years ago, and because today was so busy I didn’t have much time to write anything new, so instead I just recorded this piece on the piano. Enjoy.
While working on the mix of Song 22, which took far longer than it should, I came up with a different melody and 45 minutes later, I had this. I’m ridiculously happy with this one. This one will eventually end up on Stutter
It just goes to show that by doing this every day, I’m ready when the muse shows up.
Today was rough. I have had this guitar riff running through my head for a week, and I finally sat down to record it. I did it in the key of G, and I’m just awful at that scale. It was an excuse to make me practice, and man, was it rough. I did about 30 takes of this one. This is the one song this month that took the longest for me to record, and it’s a few minutes to midnight so I’m shipping what I have.
Here’s song 21, and it might be a little all over the place, but I really liked the melody. I’ll probably rework this in the future, but for this challenge, it’s good enough for me. One of the biggest problems I’ve had before doing this is a lack of confidence in releasing things, and by releasing things that aren’t as perfect as I’d like, I’m working to get over that.
Here’s song 20, done in just a few minutes. It was an extremely long day today, but I still managed to fit this in and I’m happy with the results. Enjoy!