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24 December 2022
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Ohhh Boy, Sacher Torte, and I drove to Ahhh Mom’s yesterday. This is Ohhh Boy’s first vacation in quite a while.

When Ahhh Mom’s phone plays “I read the news today ohhh boy” she knows it is my husband calling her. a-hard-days-night-john-6

For those new to the Forum, Ohhh Boy and Ahhh Mom are the nicknames Forumpudlians gave to my family. They aren’t members on the Forum. 

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Back to work tomorrow, but it’s for three days. Then I get three days off with the weekend and New Years Day. Not too bad.

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The past Days have been very busy but I just want to say: HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! paul-mccartney-thumb_gifahdn_john_08_gifa-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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This very moment I am listening to a John Lennon and Yoko Ono interview, browsing this forum, and laying in bed.

In general I’ve been struggling to write music, I’m going to be in the studio in a couple months so I’ve got to step it up. If any of you have song ideas let me know.. I will give you writing credits lol. Please help, writers block sucks and I’ve been in it for a while now.

Other than that my life is okay. My honor band at a university got cancelled and so did my indoor winds show so now I have no excuse to not do music outside of school. Although I really want to make my 99% score in music theory a 100% It bothers me 99% just isn’t good enough!!

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I stop for annual leave on Sunday. Eight days and nights off.

 

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From that gif you posted, @meanmistermustard, looks like you’re going to look for that key to the liquor cabinet in the mod office. LOL

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I love that gif and the Grinch.

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Hello everyone – been a while since I was last around these parts! john-lennon-salute_gif

I was trying to decide on an album to listen to whilst doing some work this morning and ended up picking the White Album , which made me think of the Fab Forum. I hope you’re all doing well – I’m keeping nicely myself, having graduated from university last summer and now already halfway through a master’s course paul-mccartneyStrange to think it’s been over six years since I first signed up to this little forum, it feels like just yesterday! 

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“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

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My life has gotten better since the last update. And I have a 100 in Music Theory II now.

I can write songs now all of a sudden. Also, I was able to join the High School’s Jazz Band because I’m the only guitar player in the school. I am also in middle school jazz band. Our concert band also had a concert last night (I play flute) I am getting a Les Paul and a Jazz Bass soon which I am pretty excited about. I do have a math exam today so that kind of worries me. I have an 79 in World Geography and I am NOT happy with that.

We got a new piece this morning in middle school jazz, it’s Birdland. It’s pretty easy, I just had to learn where the notes were on the fretboard and then I could do it by ear. I play bass in middle school jazz.

We also got a new piece yesterday in High School Jazz, High Speed Pursuit. It is at 308bpm! I play guitar for them. 

Basically my entire life is school and music. I personally love it. 

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Welcome back @QuarryMan!!! john-lennon-salute_gif

Congrats in advance on the new musical acquisitions @Neely, new gear is always SO fun a-hard-days-night-george-9beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Nothing much with me, still playing drums and still sucking at math.

16 year old drummer who listens to the Beatles. I started listening to them in early 2022. I am also a Chuck E. Cheese fan too! (sorry the pic is sideways lol, it's my drumset)IMG-0412.jpg

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Nothing much with me, still playing drums and still sucking at math.

  

I’m much older than you so I’ve had a lot longer to suck at math than you have, @BeatlesDrummer. Sorry to let you know it doesn’t get easier. Have an apple to help console yourself apple01

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I just got promoted to Lead at work. I’m getting a three-dollar raise effective tomorrow, with another three-dollar raise coming in the spring/summer. In the past year, I have gotten nearly six dollars worth of raises. This makes me so happy because I worry a little less about finances. 

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I have half of a song written and then inspiration died out. I keep trying to add verses to the song but then they end up sucking. BUT, the song is too good to throw away. So I have an unfinished song. and it still f-cking sucks

Here’s what I have:

Everywhere you go
it’s all the same
All of the fortunate
who didn’t work a day
 
Look out my window
just to see the sky
“No need to cry
it’s all going to be alright”
 
 
 
 
 

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Neely said
I have half of a song written and then inspiration died out. I keep trying to add verses to the song but then they end up sucking. BUT, the song is too good to throw away. So I have an unfinished song. and it still f-cking sucks

Here’s what I have:

Everywhere you go
it’s all the same
All of the fortunate
who didn’t work a day
 
Look out my window
just to see the sky
“No need to cry
it’s all going to be alright”
 
 
 
 
 

  

One of the most common questions people ask songwriters — do you write the lyrics first, or the music first?  For me, 99% of the time I get the music down, then I try to think up lyrics to go with whatever melody I’ve already developed out of the chords.  I’ve had one song I can’t finish for years because I forgot what the melody was! I wrote down the chords but I just can’t get the melody back — I’ve tried dozens of times.  Should have recorded it!

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For many years I would start with lyrics, then set them to music. I’ve written poetry pretty much since I can remember, so that’s probably why lyric-writing seemed more approachable at first. However, in recent months, I’ve found myself starting with melodies much more often, and I can’t say I don’t like the results. I think only time will tell which approach becomes my go-to, or whether it will just depend on the type of song I want to write.

Regardless, when I start writing a song, I try to pretty much finish it in one sitting because if I don’t, the inspiration will evaporate and chances are, I’ll never revisit it again… a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Sea Belt said  One of the most common questions people ask songwriters — do you write the lyrics first, or the music first?  For me, 99% of the time I get the music down, then I try to think up lyrics to go with whatever melody I’ve already developed out of the chords.  I’ve had one song I can’t finish for years because I forgot what the melody was! I wrote down the chords but I just can’t get the melody back — I’ve tried dozens of times.  Should have recorded it!

  I usually craft the chord progression and melody. Then I sing it over and over and eventually I’ll replace “ooohhh” and “ahhh” with actual words. I record my writing process into a tape. In said tape, I talk about what the lyrics mean, music theory stuff, and develop ideas for me to listen back to later.

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Neely said

Sea Belt said  One of the most common questions people ask songwriters — do you write the lyrics first, or the music first?  For me, 99% of the time I get the music down, then I try to think up lyrics to go with whatever melody I’ve already developed out of the chords.  I’ve had one song I can’t finish for years because I forgot what the melody was! I wrote down the chords but I just can’t get the melody back — I’ve tried dozens of times.  Should have recorded it!

  I usually craft the chord progression and melody. Then I sing it over and over and eventually I’ll replace “ooohhh” and “ahhh” with actual words. I record my writing process into a tape. In said tape, I talk about what the lyrics mean, music theory stuff, and develop ideas for me to listen back to later.

  

Nowadays I try to record anytime I “finish” a song. Not only do I play it all the way through, I also describe on the tape all the chords and riffs — “okay here you go from A7 to Bm7 bridging with that James Taylor chord” — in case I will forget later (I’m usually not able to replicate something musical by ear, I need it explained or written down).  That James Taylor chord is a handy chord:  just do A7 not barred, but instead of having the open A string be the bass, you press on Bb for the bass.  It’s notated in some books as A7?

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THAT CHORD IS AWESOME!!

 

  

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