In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how certain tunes seem to show up unexpectedly, and cited as an example a little Latin melody that arrived while I was working earlier this week. I thought it would be fun to share that melody, for the edification of those who might be interested in a glimpse of my creative process!
Like I said, this melody arrived unsummoned, with no particular purpose attached to it. The photo shows how it got jotted into my music Moleskine notebook, whose pages are so small that I can only fit one or two measures on each line. Yesterday, I recorded it in Garageband with a couple tracks to give it some atmosphere, and it continues to please me. It has a touch of Jobim to it, especially where the A maj 9 chord shows up about halfway through (on the right hand half of the page, a little more than halfway down, if you can decipher my chickenscratch). It seems like it would make a good vocal melody for a song, and I’m totally open for suggestions – if you get an idea about a title or a phrase that suits this melody, put it in the comments section on this post!
I’m working on a new project during Project 194, and I’m looking forward to sharing some bits and pieces from The Brave Little Tailor, my newest work, as I continue to share items from the archive.