What kind of song do you get when you can't be arsed to write a song?
What kind of song do you get when it's snack time for your 5 year old?
What kind of song do you get when you're writing about a lie that's gone off like a bomb in somebody's life?
What kind of song do you get when you just had your first Covid vaccine?
What kind of song do you write when you just started a new job and you’re stressed out of your gourd?
A song to my imposter syndrome (who can't tell me what to do because it's not my Mom.)
Written by Emi Jarvi and James Carmichael
Special thanks to Holly Taymar who gave me the prompt for this week's song.
And massive thanks to my hubs, James, who texted me the glorious piano part one Sunday night and said "Here are some piano chords in case you need to write a song!" Because, in fact, I did.
I’m writing a new song every two weeks and I think you should too. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of creating and finishing something new, it’s AWESOME.
Every two weeks you’ll get a song writing prompt and a bunch of ideas and tricks to help you get writing.
Every episode, I’ll play my new tune (warts and all) and also share what you’ve written (if you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The rules of Song Starter are super simple:
Download the audio files and use them as a prompt
I’ll also give you access to all the audio files from whatever I record. I often use loops or ideas from other songs to write new stuff, so feel free to give that a shot, too:
Every episode of Song Starter comes with:
Share what you’ve made, I would LOVE to hear it
Send me what you’ve made! Send a link to email@example.com so I can have a listen. I’d love to maybe share it on a future episode of Song Starter if you’re up for it.
Questions? Comments? Feedback?
Send me a tweet at @emiliabeth or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And that’s it! Time to get writing.
What’s Song Starter?
There’s nothing better than writing and finishing a new song. Read more about how Song Starter can help you get writing again here.
All of the audio files here are license under Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)