New song: “Amazing Grace”
Our family celebrated my (maternal) grandmother’s 90th birthday yesterday. There were a lot of people there. We had a program with songs and poems and tributes. I was asked to play a tune and I chose “Amazing Grace” because it’s one of Grandma’s favorites and one of mine.
I decided to put together some accompaniment for myself to play with because it’s much more comfortable that way. I was able to get something going pretty quickly and then had to practice a bit and try to memorize as much as possible. I’ve got some kind of mental block when it comes to memorizing tunes, which is strange to me because I’ve got a pretty good memory. For certain things.
Everyone loved the tune and some asked if I had a CD or something. So today I added guitar melody and improvisation, background vocals (oy, heavily cleaned up via Melodyne), and a few more layers of texture.
Thanks again, TiBu. I used one of the tracks you sent me for this. Worked perfectly and people loved it. I hope I’m doing your stuff justice.
Anyway, enjoy, everyone. Time to take Leika back up to Baltimore.