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I conciously try to change up my approach to songwriting on a regular basis... keeps me honest...

Sometimes the progress is slow... but never slower than when I refrain from pursuing the muse at all...

I have an interest in the sonic work of people like John Cage and Yoko Ono (Yes I actually like her “music”)... and music makers like Kate Bush,Bowie, Brian Eno... building sonic landscapes that leave something to chance always intrigues me... 

So I’ve had the thought that I would like to use a random letter generator to provide me with the “starting” point for a song... I found a handy one here - which allowed me to create 3 groups of 5 letters from A to G... The thought I had was that I would take the letters and “make them work” in the context of a song... a chord sequence (The “choice” part would allow me the flexibility of “sharpening” or “flattening”  and deciding to “flavour” the chord... minor or major... augmenting... whatever)

So anyway... I used my handy sampling pedal to record some “jamming” using the bits I’d come up with and then put those into my DAW (digital audio workstation - my computer with my music editing software) and sort of rearranged the bits... and stuff... 

Not sure where this is going — may change considerably as I play with it some more... and it may take a while (sometimes I need to leave things alone and come back much later... there are some songs that I have come back to years later! )