Jan 3, 2014 Front Page
As a songwriter, I’m always looking for new ways to express myself beyond using my Korg keyboard workstation. I’m not always at the keyboard when the creative juices start to flow or when I get an awesome idea for a song. I get inspired a lot by nature, things I observe, conversations I have or just my own thoughts. Usually when that happens and I’m away from the Korg, I just whip out my smartphone and use the voice recorder to record the idea(s). That way I won’t forget the idea(s). But for some reason lately that has not been enough for me. I wanted a new way to express myself, a new challenge. I wanted to create in a way that I never had before. For me it’s about growing , learning new things and stretching myself to be all that I can be.
I digress..In 2011-2012, I went back to school to learn some new things about radio broadcasting because of an internet radio show that I was developing. Mind you, I already had previous experience in radio, so again it was about growth. Before finishing school, I got an opportunity to work as a producer for CBS radio and that complimented the direction that I was already headed in with my show. An added benefit to working as a radio producer in a top five market is that I got a chance to see the daily operations of running a station, the digital hardware and software, the business-side of radio, the programming etc. Those things have given me an edge as a broadcaster and made me more strategic when planning and developing Indie Music Biz Radio.
So here we are in 2014 and I want to grow more as a musician, a songwriter and a producer. As I looked for a new way of expanding myself, I came to the conclusion that I was going to learn to play acoustic guitar so that I could use it as an additional writing tool. Yes! I am so excited! My goal is not to become a prolific guitarist, but if I learn a few songs , I may frequent some coffee bars and challenge myself to play before a small group just for the fun of it..lol!! I walked into Guitar Center after researching some starter guitars and walked out with the newest member of my writing team. Hopefully we can make some beautiful music together to share with all of you.Here she is.. and I call her “Lyric”… Know that I will take advantage of the group guitar lessons offered at Guitar center, plus I found a really cool site called guitarlessons.com. Learning new things! I will most definitely keep you posted about my progress!! Happy writing!
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