Monday, March 30, 2015

You Love Me WIP 3

Audio ROUGH Draft

Here it is- an basic idea of how this song is to be played and sung. There are issues as you well know. But I have taken notes as to how I can now improve it. I will also take note of what all I can add to it in the way of instruments and/or effects, vocal notes, etc. 

Anyway as I said this is the 1st audio of this song so that I have an idea down and recorded.

https://soundcloud.com/kendra-st-john/march-18-2015-11308-pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Carry Me


I did not expect to finish this song's lyrics and record a demo as quickly as I did. The song title is "Carry Me.
 It is about Mary's adventure as the Mother of God. The song depicts some of the questions that she may have asked. If we also read the book of Acts, we will see that she was present and filled with the Holy Ghost as the others that were there waiting. She spoke in tongues as they all did (Acts 2),
What an awesome thought a revelation. The very mother of God, who carried Jesus for 9 months; endured the sorrows and joys of his life and her regeneration by the same God who then filled her with his spirit. Wow!
Enjoy.
https://soundcloud.com/kendra-st-john/march-16-2015-23242-pm

God bless You

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You Love Me- WIP 2

Well, I am excited to say that this song is really coming along-theoretically. I have a lot of ideas written as to how I will finish this song. The lyrics are finalized and an idea of the melody and time signatures is figured out. I still need to do a 1st draft to give myself that audio idea and so I can listen for other additions, instruments, effects, etc.

But first I wanted to jump back into this song's history and show you a verse from the old version. You will see how basic it is. Remember to write without editing first. Whatever comes out write it down. Sleep on it even for a week if needed and then go back and look. Or keep adding ideas as they come to you.

I showed you in an earlier post some of the lines to this song in its newer version.. You can look at this attachment and then go to the new version where the extra work on word and rhyme research and sensory language made a difference. It is cut off a bit. This older version could be just fine if you added a good hook to it. But I felt it needed a little more help. See my comments on the scanned page. You want to avoid cliches and too often quoted lines. They get boring after a while.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

You Love Me WIP

Any artist knows that working on their craft can prove rather tedious and sometimes painfully dull. The inspirations are great; as well as the times when we know that we have arrived where we want with the piece we are creating.

Lyrics and working with words in poetry are my specialty. No, I may not have any music in the mainstream, yet; but I am continuously learning and improving on craft and patience in the process.

I have enclosed an example of one of the tools I incorporate in songwriting. I line up the verses side by side to compare the stressed syllables to make sure they match as close as possible in the same places. This helps to ensure the listener can easily follow and even sing along.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Be Quiet!!

No matter what we go through; and no matter how lost we feel and overwhelmed we find ourselves; Jesus is the Rock that is Higher. He goes out of his way to show us every day how much he loves us and wants that sweet communion with us. There is a scripture in Psalms that says, "sing upon your beds." Another says "commune with your hearts upon your beds." I know that the last few days I have been doing some of both. Many of us have battled this messy virus that has been passed around.
There are times the Lord "makes us to lie down."In those times we should just wait and listen and let the Lord talk to us-about ourselves; marinade in his presence and allow him to minister to us.

My husband bought a devotional for me called LISTEN TO THE QUIET by Shauna Hord. We all need to slow down and learn how to be quiet. There is strength and confidence in the quiet.

Check out her blog.
http://shaunahord.blogspot.com/

O That They See You through Me!

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