I’ve been writing songs. Writing songs without proficiency in an instrument is hard, so I’ve been trying to pick up some rudimentary guitar skillz. Now, I’m pretty comfortable with random finger-picky noodling; but singing and playing at the same time is an entirely different story.
I once asked a friend what the secret to strumming and singing at the same time is. His reply? “Emotion.” Well, um, maybe, but I think practice might have a lot to do with it as well. And what better incentive to practice than the desire to avoid looking like a complete jackass?
I’ve decided to give myself a proverbial kick in the pants by posting a song I’m working on each week. I apologize in advance for my cringe-worthy ineptitude (and terrible sound quality); shit’s hard, yo!
So without further ado I present verse 1 of a song I’ve been working on: