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Wrote My First Song

Posted by Dan Sparkman on Thursday, November 25, 2010

     One thing I did this year was to write my first song, "Come and Take It".  It is a banjo tune, more or less in bluegrass style, and I had the nerve to send it off to the Library of Congress and the Office of Copyrights to be copyrighted.  I learned a lot by doing this exercise, not so much about banjo playing, but about reading and writing music, both notes and tablature.  

      Learning to play this song is another task.  I wrote out the notes, but haven't learned them yet.  But I don't think that will be too hard.  I just have to find a way of recording it so I can become a member of ASCAP or BMI.  I would be glad for anyone to advise me about which to join, as well as how to get my piece recorded.

2 comments on “Wrote My First Song”

VancePants Says:
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @11:23:53 AM

Dude!!! You need to actually upload the tune so the monkeys at the Hangout like me, can give our two-cents worth.
But that aside, I would like to know how many of us have "composed" songs? I have 3 or so "bluegrass" genre tunes which I think are "purty good" as well as some completely original more melodic ambience or "Zen" style pieces.... which I frankly thing have some real recording potential. I will be uploading some of them whenever I purchase a decent audio-vid recorder (Samson has one coming out with excellent audio and HD vid: HD Q3).
I compose these pieces whenever I am inspired by something infecting my wee brain... or in the case of the bluegrass tunes, to make practicing more interesting.

Cheers to all on this very fine day in sunny, but cold Colarado Rocky Mtn High!

Dan Sparkman Says:
Friday, November 26, 2010 @6:13:14 AM

I would, but I have no idea of how to do that.

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