How I write my songs on the road

As you can imagine it’s much easier to write genki sounding songs when you’re in a nice place – the rain does tend to put a damper on things!

So I thought you’d like to see the set up I use for song writing on the road (which is basically everyday).

P.S. This week I’m back in Australia, with Melbourne, Cairns and then a day in Sydney before heading back to Japan in May.

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

5 Responses to “How I write my songs on the road”

  1. Flossy

    How Practical and portable! What are you composing at the moment??

  2. Carol

    Cool stuff! Do you have any problems passing customs with all your equipment?

    At least no one is around to bother you. The places just let you set up and play/sing?

    If you ever get a chance it would really be neat to see how you do it all. Just a tiny peek, nothing involved or anything to reveal your secret music making. DO you start with the melody, the lyrics, add accompaniment… just too curious!!

    Happy song writing! What a view too….

  3. richard

    No problems so far!

    Every song sort of comes about differently. Sometimes it starts with the target English which then leads to a melody and I have to create the right music for it (which is the toughest!) Sometimes I just mess around on the keyboards and something pops out. Sometimes I finish a whole song then find it fits some other English much better!

    Sometimes it takes 2 minutes to do a song. Sometimes I spend 7 weeks writing every day and nothing comes out!

  4. richard

    Some new Genki Japan songs, then more Hip Hop phonics and a couple of Genki English songs but I think I’ll have to wait till I get back to a proper studio for those!!

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