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Thread #19577   Message #201696
Posted By: Áine
26-Mar-00 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: Song writing questions
Subject: RE: Song writing questions
I wrote a song last night that is a very simple song (in line with my 'keep it simple' philosophy). Taped it so I wouldn't forget the tune, since it was late, and listened to it again this morning. Last night I was satisfied with it. Today, I'm not so sure.

I'm still satisfied with the key, the chord progression (although I've been messing with the chord voicings and the picking style). The tune is a good one, I think. It's the lyrics I'm worried about. Just to read them without any music, the words are about as "bare bones" as you can get. Still, they express what I was feeling at the moment.

My question is, I guess, can a song be too simple; even if it expresses the emotions of the songwriter?

Looking forward to hearing from you all, Áine