Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Friday, December 10, 2004

I'm digging myself out of a rut. I've been in this blue funk for a couple of months now, but I'm sick of it.

For the last few weeks, we've been having electrical problems in our house, which has been "browning out" my studio room off and on. About a week ago it went completely black. No power whatsoever. That meant no music for Markie.

So, today I got up at 6:30 and was really fed up with it, so I just ran an extension cord into the next room and plugged it into an outlet that I knew was working. Sounds simple, right? A no brainer, right? Well, when you get busy and get into a rut, you don't do things.

Anyway, so I worked on "Today/Yesterday". This song is really interesting. I mean it's a sad song about being locked into this pattern. Walking the same paths over and over and over again. But it's been really cathartic to work on it, because it's helping to pull me out of that rut.

Anyway, I worked out the chords to the bridge and the ending today. I've got a basic structure for the whole tune, now.

It's also kinda interesting to think of this tune, because I'm taking a different approach. Usually I'm working out the melody as I'm strumming chords or playing a riff, and the words are coming all pretty much at the same time. This time the words and melody came to me, and I'm having to work backwards to set up the chord structure. And I didn't plan for that, either. It's not like I said, "I want to challenge myself and today I'll do it by writing a song melody-first!" It's just coming out that way naturally.

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