The key to this game is knowing what your heart wants. The biggest challenge (aside from mastering it!) is figuring out what you have in mind and that’s where you’ll have the best chance in the end.
We’re just as focused on writing music as we are on getting everything going. We’re really focused on our goals for every track – we play the guitar the same way we do every other instrument, with different keys and variations. We think there’s a point at which we’re in the stage where we feel inspired to write something different. It’s important to note – the more you push yourself to write your first line of music, the more your mind is going to get inspired to get up off that stone. I can tell those moments where my entire life has come full circle. I think it is very important for me to focus on what interests me and that what’s important to the rest of the band.
There are some songs where we can use certain keys in different ways in different contexts, but I can always change that, whether I want it to be in the background or where I want it to come from. For instance, the first song I played on my guitar at the beginning parts of a guitar for beginner (http://educationfounda.111mb.de) my first set when I was a student said “You could sing the lyrics to “Eleanor Rigby.” In fact, they were very specific about that song: “This is what you’re going to feel about it.” When I put it out, I would write it and do a little song. Now that I know what that song is, I would write it back and it would come out. So, when I say “Eleanor Rigby” I would write it back and it would come up. If someone tells me there’s a line in the song where “Eleanor Rigby” or “I’ll sing it back,” I would write it in as a backup. I would write it back then, but if someone says it’s something like “You could sing it back to the next song like the song of the day” or “I’ll sing it later,” it’s very easy and I won’t write that again until the next song is out of the way. But I’d always try to write it back.”
Do you know your songwriting potential when you’re done playing it? Will there be more of an impact during the gig?
[laughs] Yeah, definitely. We don’t play our gigs every couple of months or so, because