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Making It Up Video Guitar song recorded with a piano

January 5th, 2014

Written on a guitar, played on a guitar but recorded with a piano.

 

‘Making It Up’
Words and music by Pete Christie.
Performed by Pete Christie and Karen Smith.

 
 

 
 

Recording by Ian Piper.
From the album ‘Miles Away’

 

It’s what singer songwriters do: recognise real life and tell the story, and as Steve Seskin is quoted as saying, “Part of what you write in lyrics is what you don’t write.”

 

“There’s a saying in Nashville, ‘Paint it; don’t say it.'” — Danny Myrick

 

I always liked this quote I got on BBC Introducing on Radio South Live, from the Demo Panel with Phil Jackson, way back in 2010, where they do live showcases of unsigned musicians:
 

“The one thing I look for in a good songwriter is where a performer paints good pictures and this man does that. If you close your eyes when you listen to his lyrics, you can see those pictures – They’re there. They’re real and that’s the essence of good storytelling with a song. There’s a lot more going on behind the voice than you immediately gather. His south of the river, not Americanised, voice works very well. ” – Chris Taylor, The Greys, Brighton

 

by Pete Christie