Though I chose to write in this medium this morning, I decided to pick up my guitar again yesterday morning and simply start writing. Lo and behold, I was able to put together the guitar part for a short song in twenty minutes.
After doing so, I realized that I’ve been overcomplicating the music writing process, even though I thought I was simplifying it by not using an instrument and just tracking everything with a mouse.
I used to write many songs on the guitar with relative ease when I was younger, so I’m not sure why I got away from doing so. It seems the last time I used my guitar to write songs was around two years ago.
As for the song I wrote, it should work pretty well with the new project I’ve worked on for the past week or so. I’m still working some of the bugs out of the sound, but it’s basically electric guitar and bass run through time-altering effects to create ambience. I may add a keyboard to the mix to further texture the sound, but I’m not certain it’s necessary to do so.
I’ve searched for the simplest and most natural way to write music and that search continues to lead me back to ambient music, so I’m going to embrace it and see where it takes me. I already have a project name and theme picked out, so now it’s time to simply get back to writing and go from there.