Silver Supporting Member
That is what writing original songs is for me. They mean something to me and I (hopefully) like them, but I never expect that anybody else will. When somebody does, it’s a nice surprise.
I like trademarkI took a notion last week to learn an easy Eric Johnson song, not many of those around , but that song was Trademark and I thought it had nice melodies and nice tone, So why did I cut short learning the whole song ? I played the original track using Spotify to several non guitar players and asked them what they thought of it. I was taken aback as some made exaggerated yawning sounds whilst some thought it was poor. I asked myself if it was a song that guitar players who know how awesome a player EJ is will naturally gravitate towards it,whilst those who have never heard of him and don't play guitar will take little to no interest at all. I decided not to bother with it any more and learnt the entire song " alright " by the awesome Supergrass in about 60 seconds flat. Those in my company all loved the Supergrass track for its oh so simple melody and immediate accessibility which was the polar opposite of how they felt about Trademark.
Ever feel you are putting hard work and effort into learning songs you will be playing to the bartender ?
The problem with music is that it has become a performance art, a show, and 'if there ain't no audience, there ain't no show.'I have to remind myself that other hobbies don't have the expectation that others will fawn over you.