Comments on: Home – Song #3 in 52 Song Project http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/ Eric's musings on bettering your brand perception Sun, 19 Sep 2010 13:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 By: Eric Pratum http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/comment-page-1/#comment-2969 Eric Pratum Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:21:46 +0000 http://ericpratum.com/?p=836#comment-2969 Thanks, Hannah. :-)<br><br>Good point about the schedule. I was speaking with my father yesterday about how I feel there is probably a hump that I have to get over with regard to being accustomed to putting things out like this... a lot like when I started blogging. I had plenty of things to say, but I was not used to actually formulating those thoughts so that people could read them in a few hundred words. Now, it's relatively easy.<br><br>Since I'm still working on this week's song, I was thinking that I might get down the normal instrumentation, record a melody on my guitar, attempt to fit my story to it, and if that does not work, just go with an instrumental version. If the lyrics don't come, being able to get the idea down and then take some time away from it to think would probably be very useful.<br><br>Thanks again, Hannah :-) Thanks, Hannah. :-)

Good point about the schedule. I was speaking with my father yesterday about how I feel there is probably a hump that I have to get over with regard to being accustomed to putting things out like this… a lot like when I started blogging. I had plenty of things to say, but I was not used to actually formulating those thoughts so that people could read them in a few hundred words. Now, it's relatively easy.

Since I'm still working on this week's song, I was thinking that I might get down the normal instrumentation, record a melody on my guitar, attempt to fit my story to it, and if that does not work, just go with an instrumental version. If the lyrics don't come, being able to get the idea down and then take some time away from it to think would probably be very useful.

Thanks again, Hannah :-)

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By: Eric Pratum http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/comment-page-1/#comment-2970 Eric Pratum Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:17:02 +0000 http://ericpratum.com/?p=836#comment-2970 Good point about telling the story. One thing that I've always had trouble with is writing about things that have actually happened to me. I think I tend to come upon an idea that I feel just flows really well with the music and then go with it. And, that is an awesome idea about the 5 senses. I'm still feeling out this week's song, so I'm going to see if I can go at it from that direction tonight. :-) Good point about telling the story. One thing that I've always had trouble with is writing about things that have actually happened to me. I think I tend to come upon an idea that I feel just flows really well with the music and then go with it. And, that is an awesome idea about the 5 senses. I'm still feeling out this week's song, so I'm going to see if I can go at it from that direction tonight. :-)

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By: Eric Pratum http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/comment-page-1/#comment-2971 Eric Pratum Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:14:29 +0000 http://ericpratum.com/?p=836#comment-2971 Thanks, Frank. Let's do it. Shoot me an email at <a href="mailto:contact@ericpratum.com" rel="nofollow">contact@ericpratum.com</a> and we'll set something up. Thanks, Frank. Let's do it. Shoot me an email at contact@ericpratum.com and we'll set something up.

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By: Eric Pratum http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/comment-page-1/#comment-2972 Eric Pratum Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:12:49 +0000 http://ericpratum.com/?p=836#comment-2972 Hey, thatch. Sorry for the delay in responding. I was on vacation in Montana Tuesday-Sunday.<br><br>I liked doing a single take of everything. It will take a while to get used to it if I continue that way, but I think it will likely be the way I go. It's much faster, I believe it helps me keep things simple.<br><br>Good point about the copyright issue. That got me thinking... I would have no problem giving over my rights to a song that someone else wrote if they only wanted a part from me (for example: guitar, a solo, vocals, etc), but if I originated the song and someone else contributed, I would not want to turn over my rights, and I could definitely understand if someone else felt similar.<br><br>How has the recording gone on your end? Want to post a link for people to follow? Hey, thatch. Sorry for the delay in responding. I was on vacation in Montana Tuesday-Sunday.

I liked doing a single take of everything. It will take a while to get used to it if I continue that way, but I think it will likely be the way I go. It's much faster, I believe it helps me keep things simple.

Good point about the copyright issue. That got me thinking… I would have no problem giving over my rights to a song that someone else wrote if they only wanted a part from me (for example: guitar, a solo, vocals, etc), but if I originated the song and someone else contributed, I would not want to turn over my rights, and I could definitely understand if someone else felt similar.

How has the recording gone on your end? Want to post a link for people to follow?

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By: Eric Pratum http://ericpratum.com/2009/07/14/home-song-3-in-52-song-project/comment-page-1/#comment-2765 Eric Pratum Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:21:46 +0000 http://ericpratum.com/?p=836#comment-2765 Thanks, Hannah. :-)<br><br>Good point about the schedule. I was speaking with my father yesterday about how I feel there is probably a hump that I have to get over with regard to being accustomed to putting things out like this... a lot like when I started blogging. I had plenty of things to say, but I was not used to actually formulating those thoughts so that people could read them in a few hundred words. Now, it's relatively easy.<br><br>Since I'm still working on this week's song, I was thinking that I might get down the normal instrumentation, record a melody on my guitar, attempt to fit my story to it, and if that does not work, just go with an instrumental version. If the lyrics don't come, being able to get the idea down and then take some time away from it to think would probably be very useful.<br><br>Thanks again, Hannah :-) Thanks, Hannah. :-)

Good point about the schedule. I was speaking with my father yesterday about how I feel there is probably a hump that I have to get over with regard to being accustomed to putting things out like this… a lot like when I started blogging. I had plenty of things to say, but I was not used to actually formulating those thoughts so that people could read them in a few hundred words. Now, it's relatively easy.

Since I'm still working on this week's song, I was thinking that I might get down the normal instrumentation, record a melody on my guitar, attempt to fit my story to it, and if that does not work, just go with an instrumental version. If the lyrics don't come, being able to get the idea down and then take some time away from it to think would probably be very useful.

Thanks again, Hannah :-)

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