Some of The New Vreny Songs I Have Been Writing in Past 3 Months
I have been writing a vast amount of new music in 2023. I don’t think I have ever written THAT much new material in such a short time. I think some of the reasons for this enormous boost of inspiration are the result of me having cut down a bit on my crazy weekly teaching schedules. I used to teach 50-55 students one-on-one every week. Having brought it down to 35-40 gives me more time to play guitar and let more music come to me again.
Another reason is our move to Santa Clarita. I LOVE living here. Not only is it really pretty here, but for the first time since I moved to the U.S., I am now working from an office and teaching studio that has large windows. My teaching and work spaces always looked like dark bunkers before. I always had to have lights on in my workspace without windows.
But now I have huge windows looking out at an amazing yard. Having natural sunlight come in and being surrounded by tons of trees and flowers has a way of calming, opening up, and inspiring the mind.
I also found that being a home-owner gives a certain level of peace of mind that you never quite have as a renter with a landlord to answer to cutting down on one’s freedom.
Anyhow, I think those are some of the reasons why I am on a roll constantly creating new music.
Here are some of the songs I’ve written in past months.
Legends, Icons and Heroes (Tribute to Tina)
Pep Guardiola Magic in Manchester
Songs with Lyrics
Ever since the day I started playing guitar and singing my melodies “la la la laaa” style, I have never ever been able to write lyrics. I tried so unbelievably many times in the past 37 years. My lyrics either sounded forced, stupid, or unrealistic (that is if I could manage to write anything at all). Most of the time when I tried to come up with lyrics, I didn’t even know what to write about or how to get started.
I just couldn’t do it.
While I had resigned years ago by now that writing lyrics is just not my thing, something very weird, inexplicable, and magical happened at the beginning of this year.
Somewhere in January, I felt compelled to start writing, and 20 minutes later I had a completed song lyric. Where did that suddenly come from?
Now 5 months later, I have about 30 new lyrics, and they pretty much all wrote themselves. While rhyming, meter, and matching words to sounds always had been an impossible struggle, I now finish complete song lyrics in 15 – 20 minutes.
I apparently have now become an ace lyric writer with a ton of ideas for things to write about and things to say. I always sucked at writing lyrics, and now I’m like friggin Bob Dylan lol 🙂
I have no idea where this all comes from. Maybe it’s the many many hours I spent in the past year and a half writing and publishing my books.
In any case, it’s a HUGE big deal for me, because not being able to write my lyrics was something that always held me back as an artist. Now, I feel like there are no more limits or limitations and the whole world is wide open for me.
(Not One To) Hedge My Bets
and a couple of joke-songs…
Stop Looking At My Wife
Hope you enjoyed it.
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