Just something I do to keep sane while trying to get acting work. But I figure I’ll share my path as I go along.
Intro for now. No capo.
Lately I been,
I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that
we could be
But baby, I been,
I been prayin’ hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting
Yeah, we’ll be counting
This is how it sounds. It’s a bit out of my range. . . I’m not sure why I didn’t just go up an octave in hindsight. . .
If you’re a girl, you might feel more comfortable with the following chords, Am, C, Dm, F. Am, C, Dm, F, Am. Which is what I figured them out as originally. I guess I wanted to be “pure” and use the original key.
The rest of the song. . . I’m thinking. . . I think it uses these four chords throughout most of it. . . I’ll check later but getting ready to leave for the holidays.
I was on my way to the two vintage guitar shops I know in the Valley when I spotted that R8.
I looked for a vintage Epiphone or Gibson. (This is going to be repetitive while I look, mind you.) Didn’t have any in my size. So I tried this Martin. It was a really good fit physically. The body fell naturally against mine. And the shallow neck felt right. I hoped it would sound right.
It sounded good.
But. It wasn’t the sound I was looking for.
The tone is on the mellow, darker side.
And since my voice already leans toward that—compared to most of today’s belty style—I wanted something brighter. I don’t like the purposefully off-key (mine’s accidental), weird indie girl singer stuff for me. I’d rather be bland than hipster. But again that’s just me. I try to avoid being too twee.
Well. If any song can be forgiving of wandering pitch, this be it. This was a practice take, figuring out chords still, but my arm hurts too much to keep going.
You know, the reason I said missing out on the guitar bothered me, is because my most constant companion these days would be my guitar (at home; camera when I’m out) and now that playing it hurts more than I can ignore, that makes me unhappy. I would like to get a decent sounding guitar, but money is completely an issue.
Love my Epiphone. I know Martins and Taylors are more hip (then there are the super expensive makers out of the general public range), but for sentimental reasons, I would really like to try to get a smaller Gibson or Epiphone.