Today I want to share the song that brought me back into the composition world last year 🙂 As I talked about in my first blog post, My Melodic Journey, I wrote my first 12 songs when I was 14 years old & then took a break (for 10 years!) & finally started writing again within this past year. “The Echo” was the first song I wrote after that 10 year hiatus.
I remember writing this song after getting a heavy dose of inspiration after learning George Winston’s “Living In The Country” by ear (one of my favorites, which I’ll have to share with you on the blog soon)! I guess learning something by ear & having no notes to follow let something loose within me … I remembered the magic of being able to make a song my own & play it as I want & as I’m inspired to play it with no rules or distractions. So, I started playing around with my own melodies, working off that inspiration and soon… “The Echo” was born!
I named this song “The Echo” because of it’s echo-like theme between octaves throughout the entire piece. You’ll notice that I play the melody in one octave & then immediately mirror it in the octave above, similar to the way an echo sounds. That was my inspiration for the title (finally I’m naming my own songs now instead of relying on my Mom to come up with something, like I did with every song I wrote 10 years ago… Ha!)
I hope you enjoy this one guys! It’s a very special one to me because it really launched this new chapter in my life & my renewed passion for composing music. As always, I’d love to hear what you think!
Thanks for following my melody!
Until next time,