busking, spring

Here comes the sun 🙏🏼

Yey!!!! It’s Finally beginning to feel a bit like spring…. today I went out without a hat!!! Only 5 layers!!!! I didn’t have to stop because my fingers froze, I could press down properly on the strings.

The Barry Manilow is going well (Copoacabana) and also ‘Moon over Bourbon St’ – good to be singing some new material. Still not entirely comfortable with ‘How deep is your love’ but getting there!

Looking forward to a weekend in Bath with my husband and the girl and also a bit of busking too. Let’s hope the weather stays nice!

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busking, learning, music

She was a showgirl…..

I love this song. I’d love to do a version on the street. So here’s how it starts. Listening to the song over and over. Learning the REAL words, in the right order. Working out the chords in a key I can sing.

I’ve been humming it to myself all day and now I’ve come home and got the chords…watched youtube a bit more… I want to do a latin style strum but that might be a bit much but who knows…. so more youtube…

Then practice, practice,rework, practice. And after all of that, it might not work. I did a version of The Logical Song. I love the song, I remember listening to it at home when I was a kid.  I worked it out, spent ages on it; it sucked. I tried it for a month thinking maybe it just needed to bed in a bit. It didn’t, it just sucked.

So I thought I’d share the process. Watch this space – I might even share some of my practice session with you!