So after spending multiple
days working on that last song, I went back to the opposite side of the spectrum, with a 20 minute songwriting challenge! Overall, I'm stoked about the results, though I think the organ is a bit too bassy, and drowns things out when it comes in. But otherwise, I really like the rhythms and the progression. Let's go through it!
There are two parts to
the song, the Verse (Purple in Track 1) and the Chorus (Blue in Track 1). The song is in 5/4; in the Purple section, each section is 8 bars long, divided into 4 bar parts in the overview, so it's repeated 2x at the beginning, and one time through as we fade out. I've attached screenshots of both sections below, so you can see what the piano is doing. The Blue section has a super cool little move, starting on a G (with a bunch of extensions), then resolving to a Bmaj7 (we're in Bminor for the whole tune), which then drops down to a Bmin7. That shift from a maj7 to min7 tonic sounds so cool, and extra jazzy, lol.
Track 1, Purple, full 8 bars.
Track 2 is the drums,
which stick to the same basic beat the whole time. I spent so much time on the chord progression, I forgot to leave myself more than 2 minutes for drums, so lots of copy pasta, hehe. Track 3 is an upright bass, which worked really well I think, though there's a few points where it could use a little tweaking as far as the actual bassline goes.Finally, we have the organ in Track 4. As mentioned before, I'm not too happy about this, way too much low end, so try and ignore it, or listen without a woofer, haha. But, I didn't remove it before the 20 min mark, so I had to leave it. No Cheating!
Hope you dig the results of today's challenge! Thanks for listening!