Can anyone, create music? or does it take talent, and, skill?
Can lyrics be written at will?
Of course, it’s possible, but, is it good quality? and easy to listen to and fun?
I don’t think so it’s a gift and can’t easily be done
That’s why they are called, artists, not many, can do it well
At least, if, they are going to be successful, and their music is going to sell
And be widely distributed in the stores and on the net
For if it’s not, how we all soon will forget
Who the artist was, their style of music and the message they wanted to convey
Or just, help another just relax and get through the day.
Any form of Art is such a subjective thing,
What makes one man weep, makes another sing,
What makes one person enjoy a genre, makes another groan and sigh,
What one song gives purpose to someone, and another, ask why
Was this written?!? music it’s not!
While another will say, man, this is hot!
It’s the bomb! and will be the next #1 hit!
Another will respond and say, the lyricist needs to quit!
And keep their day job, to earn the money
To pay their bills and that, their songs are not at all funny!
Or may be even offensive and just noise to her or him
That some musicians, will sink while others swim
Some say, the words don’t flow!
The tempo wrong! that’s not how, that story should go!
It’s not, how it should be told!
That record should not even be sold!
And be released,
Does it give peace?
Does it have good Melody? Harmony ?, Meter and measure ?,
Do you like the singer’s voice? do the lyrics and instrumental elements bring you pleasure?
Of course, none of us prefer the same type of music, just like other forms of art
It varies, different art forms, it resonates with souls and touch hearts,
Some appreciate music, while others, acting, painting, writing or dance,
That takes talent too and one’s life it can enhance,
And forever their life changed
The notes and chorus rearranged,
Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle or a rubrics cube
Some would rather go to a museum, attend a concert, a symphony or just watch YouTube.
Billy Joel said it well, if you don’t continue writing music, in another year you won’t be on the Charts,
If your songs don’t have meaning or tell a story, it won’t reach the hearts,
If you don’t have good pitch or practice and play your instrument well at all,
In another year, you won’t be recalled,
If song writing you lack
Or you don’t sign the contract, pay the agency fees, your name will be on the discount rack,
Like an old can of beans, enquire magazine, or a stale Hershey bar,
6 months from now, no one will know who you are
The songs you sung or stage you stood,
If you were unforgettable! Or any good,
Venues played, the hotels you stayed at, countries visited or if you could be searched with Amazon prime,
If not, you will see the sign, the doors are closed!
You may be able to compose,
Write lyrics and sing to your hearts content,
But it would not reach the public, money would not be spent,
To see the best ones in concert or listen online,
Most, are not like wine,
They don’t, improve with age!
For, most, its hard work, takes energy and time, talent is, not enough!
Show biz, can be tough!
They say, don’t sweat the small stuff,
and its 10 % inspiration and 90 % perspiration,
can you feel the burn?
as those songs are played for your fans? as that money you earn?
as said, some have the gift and their songs resonate with me and my mood does improve,
I listen fully, I, dance to the beat and get into the groove,
do some Jive talking, and sing with feeling from my chest,
to my favorite musicians and the songs, I like best!
I prefer soft rock, classical and country songs
Rap and Opera get the gong,
especially new R &B and all Rap, I think most of it, is, offensive and crap,
like Eminem and snoop dog,
You’d never see me post a link to my blog,
Of any new R& b or Rap, not at all! That is not, the case,
I certainly wouldn’t want to fill the space
My canvas with that type of music, it’s just noise and crass
I would rather pass,
I much rather listen to classical music, or Jazz it’s so much better than the modern music today,
I played Piano in high school, clarinet and flute in elementary school and Junior High,
I know, some people, Classical they would not buy
Listening to Classical by Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, is relaxing, giving a peaceful easy feeling,
Is more soothing to the soul, and healing
My favorite songs tell a story and have lots of drums and guitar,
And I loathe, when people blast bad music in their car,
But if they are playing good tunes, I’ll sing aloud
Or attend a concert of one of my favorite musician or bands, sing, and dance be among the crowd,
More like crank the tunes on my living room stereo, sing, dance and enjoy my time,
Now, my music, it does sell,
And touch hearts, and my spirit it does lift,
My favorite artists, have the gift,
To write good lyrics and bring life to each,
My soul they reach,
I sing, my feet get happy, I begin to tap,
I start drumming on the table, my fingers I snap,
I smile, laugh and project my voice,
It’s my choice,
In what I listen too, what I choose,
And, it certainly wouldn’t be, The blues,
Or hip hop,
That, and rap, it really needs to stop!
That, I should not say what’s one man’s trash, is another’s treasure,
That, kind of music, doesn’t give me, pleasure,
But others may dig the Blues or heavy metal
It’s just not, what I would listen to when I peddle,
On my bike and exercise, I’d rather sweat to the oldies and rock & roll,
Dance in my living room, or even listen to singing bowls,
By Dr. Ganer, or listen to meditative tunes like Dan Gibson and Liquid Mind that lower blood pressure and stress,
That, helps me to rest
The other night I was chatting with a good friend on the phone, music was playing in the background, and it was not good,
The tune was, “Hey, there, Delilah “, I said, I could do better! I think I could!
The tune is bad and the lyrics poor,
It’s a dorkey song with a few simple chords, not sure how it sold in the stores,
If I were to do songwriting, more interesting would be mine
How did this Guy get a record contract?
I think talent he does lack,
And all he sings about missing his girlfriend, finishing school, his success and how they can be together in 2 years
When he is done,
The song isn’t even fun,
Too much repetition, no interesting musical elements, I think not!
Yet, some, sing to it, enjoy the song, and the tune they sought,
Seek and play on YouTube and other sources around,
But for me, it just, doesn’t have the right sound,
For my tastes,
Think it’s a waste,
But to each his own,
That is something, I wouldn’t play, on Apple music on my phone,
It’s the same thing with Gwen Stefani, her song sweet Escape” too,
I listen to her, hysterically laugh as I sing, woo hoo wee he, sweet escape! And say, this, I can do!
This is too long and you I, may now bore
So, I need to wrap this up, so not writing anymore,
This is my take on song writing and music, for what it’s worth, hope you enjoyed what you read,
Now, time to get stuff done before bed,
Have a good night, hope you are all fine,
And return back to my blog, another time,
You don’t know, what, here, you will see, or what I will say,
And that, could make interesting reading for your day