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So. My event is over. And I made it!

My goal was to write 5 singer-songwriter songs and 5 a cappella songs. And here they are:

Singer-Songwriter songs:
People wander in the streets
Happiest song on the planet
Watered out
Butterflies and clear blue skies
No room for thoughts

A cappella songs:
Rollin’ (Soul-ish)
Toba Ngue (African-ish)
Soil, Sun, Water, Time (folkish)
Foolish Pride (weirdish)
Circling (musical style)

I’m happy that I posted everything on YouTube. I’m grateful to all the persons helping me with this and supporting me by leaving comments. I think I’ve proven that I can write a song in a week (now what can I do with that new knowledge?). And I’m happy that I now have some material to use for either my own a cappella choir or my own singer-songwriter person. 🙂 It has taught me that you can force yourself to be disciplined. And you can force yourself to be creative (even with music). And that motivation is a wonderous thing…

Sigh. That was fun. And I’m glad it’s over. Now what am I going to do every weekend?

Let me know which one is your favorite and why!

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For my fourth song of the 10s10w challenge, I crawled back into the familiar skin of influences from other continents, languages that don’t actually exist and playing with rhythms and funny measures. It’s my dream to start up an a capella choir someday (wanna join? contact me!), which will have all the elements I miss about Kayu (my old worldmusic band) combined with the bliss of singing with a bunch of people using pleasant or intricate harmonies (or both).

Recipe to my a capella dream:

– me
– fun people who I can relate to (musically and personally)
– original music (written myself or together)
– playing around with rhythms and measures
– playing around with languages or even languages that occur through music
– playing around with harmonies
– playing around with voices and percussion

There will be more songs like this (and this one will evolve into a song that feels right)!


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