I'm ready to get this started.
I get nervous for some reason as I start recording....I don't know what it is, but I recognized it last night and will be working on enjoying the process. Go figure, right?
This is the first time I have started building a song with two time signatures.
I was apprehensive at first, but then relieved that:
- The application Help file is so helpful and easy to search.
- The software makes it very easy to change time signatures.
So the song starts out in 7/4, just to make it interesting and set the mood.
After that we are going to 4/4 to make it interesting too.
The key? what else? E-freakin'-minor. Ha Ha
Like some of my recent songs, this is a distillation of an older song. Desert Presence was written in the 90's when Nick Phares and Cristine Nostrand and I were together as "The Kensingers," an acoustic vocal group in San Diego very much like Trilogy. It was written in 6/8, and was pretty straight Em,D, C with a flamenco kind of feel. It still is a good song, but I wanted to twist it a bit to make it more sinister. Em, Em7, Em69. Two tense notes waiting for resolution into a minor. Pretty tasty and fun to write with.