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Lake of Honey Lager

By Arcana on June 19, 2016 3:21 pm

Lake of Honey Lager
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Grab a cold beer and enjoy the lake.

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This initially started out as a trance/dance song. Yep. It wasn’t working out, so I changed it around. I ended up writing the last 50 or so bars in the past hour and 15m so I need to remember that even if a song seems hopeless, it’s often really quick to bring it to completion in the closing hour.

There are a few weak parts of the song (the bridge) that could have been done over again. Also, if I had known the song would have been a rock song, I would have made an effort to play bass because I can always use the practice.

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Monday, June 13, 20:10 - 20:50.

Some chords:

Verse: E A D G (vi ii V I)

Prechorus: D C D (V IV V)

Chorus: G C G D (I IV I V)

Let’s see if these work out, it’s a pretty standard chord progression.

Tuesday, June 14, 20:00 - 21:00. A kind of distracted time with music, I didn’t really do much useful work but I did add some bass, write down the chords, and  lightly touched some sounds.

Wednesday, June 15, 20:45 - 21:00.

21:40 - 22:15. Struggling this week with my song progression and melody ideas. Time to go into “let loose” mode and just dump ideas into the song. (It is at moments like these that owning hardware and knowing how to play guitar really helps the creative process.)

Thursday, June 16, 20:00 - 21:00.

Saturday, June 18, 10:50 - 12:30. This song is kind of beyond help. Hmmmmm. I changed a chord progression, redid a chorus, rearranged the verse melodies a bit. Now it sounds like a cheesy pop song.

Sunday, June 19, 10:00 - 11:15. Trying to finish this up. I’m not very happy with it, but it’s a bit too late to try to redo a song in the afternoon. Let’s clean up the obvious mistakes and finish it up.

Total time: 5h 25 minutes and 125 bars.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA)

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June 21, 2016 8:17 am

I'm not one for beer, but I do like this song.

June 21, 2016 12:33 pm

Most beer welcome here.
Beer most welcome here.

I really love that lead guitar tone, it's properly nasty.  Great!

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