The form here is seemingly as sparse as the accompaniment, and it’s just about the most “organic” thing I’ve seen so far in this study. After eight bars of verse, he introduces what will be the refrain lines (you really can’t call it a chorus because it’s only two lines over four bars). But then there’s a big stretch of verse at a non-standard,
Modes and Key Signatures have a variety of different characteristics and are great for outside-the-box songwriting. Here’s a cheat sheet to remember them!
At the end of your session, your mentor will reflect with you on all you’ve accomplished and will offer you thoughts on what to focus on next in the coming months and years to keep your progress going.
Let’s use my own childhood as an example. I heard a few too many nursery rhymes from my crib, like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Merrily We Roll Along.” Songs that focus on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd scale degrees, small intervalic jumps, feel more familiar, more comfortable, and more nostalgic, to me at least.
He knows how many kids his listener has. He knows where his listener lives. He knows what the weather is doing in her town! He goes on to say, “Sometimes my music editor says to me, ‘What do you think? Do you think Doris will like this one?’”
This is a huge component of the RE-201’s unique sound.
Everything that was once old becomes new again. First it was vinyl and now we want to make a case for a medium that quite frankly doesn’t get enough love — the cassette tape.
“We want to help people become better listeners and help them identify and understand the music they actually love,