Monday, July 13, 2009
Recording: a song without a name
Late last night, I finished another song: this time, a newly-written one. The instrumental tracks had been done about a month ago in fits and starts, so I just had to do vocals. In keeping with my current trend, there are several vocal tracks, but not the kind of lush harmonies on "Car Tapes." It's a jangly number, based on a chord sequence in Nashville tuning. Nashville tuning, for those of you who don't know and are interested, involves leaving the top two strings as normal, and then using the high strings of a twelve-string set on the bottom four, tuning them an octave above standard tuning. Johnny Marr used it a lot in The Smiths (on "Half a Person" and many other songs). The only unfinished aspect of the new song is that it doesn't have a title... Hmmm.