Nothing (Instrumental) by Ed Privat

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Hello Steemit, how is everyone?

This song is something I wrote a few years back, but never thought it was worthy of listening hence the name "Nothing", It's a doodle song.

Which means that I just open Cubase, and start building up a song with no definite idea, which is something that I do only rarely because most of the time you end up with half a song and some time wasted. Everything is done by click. This time around I ended with a theme that would be great for a jingle,.

Thanks for listening :)



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Awesome song, brother man!
I have at least a dozen unnamed songs, many more without lyrics. I'm a musician first, you see. I'm sure the lyrics will come in time.

I also know how tempting it is to keep compositions with potential on the shelf. In a sense, our generation is often guilty of inflicting any and every thought or idea that occurs to them. Be it a picture of food or a duckfaced selfie. It's comforting to know there are those of us who think twice.
It's a sad thing, however,when a beautiful songs sits where it doesn't belong, away from ears.
Thanks for sharing it with us :3

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Thanks for your comment friend.

What you said reminded me on something. Not so long ago I found a comparison of a drawing of a child watching a limited amount of TV compared to a child watching more than 2 hours. And it seemed that the child watching less TV could recall and draw better details, and have a better drawing and picture.

Of course, the comparison doesn't mean much, because, for the experiment to be relevant and useful, you would need 2 children with the exact same genetic material, same education and environment, one watching no TV and the other watching TV.

And I think it's pretty much the same issue with our generation of creators, it's very difficult for us to add details to something, either it's lyrics, or extra instruments because some of the processes in today's music are a lot about the minimalistic aspect of a song, leaving some space to the imagination.
The tools that we're using to create music are also very gratifying with very limited amount of work, so I think there's instant satisfaction for unfinished work.

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I concur, in a way.

For me, striving for originality is the fixation. Though it is impossible, especially within rocknroll, to do so. Most if not all riffs and words have been done a million times over.

Your reference to our society's dependence on technology is a good point. At least, I think that's what you were referring to.
We have so many conveniences. We have unlimited knowledge in our pockets. Truthfully, its rare we use said tools to seek said knowledge. It's a very sad thing.

Furthermore, I think it's that fear of failing to produce a unique form of art that causes a hisitance in doing whatever it may be. Lyrics, of course, being the main example for people like us.

It sort of makes me think of Kurt Cobain. He claimed to write most of his lyrics minutes before recording. He later said when he got recognition, people often ask what the song(s) meant. He would assure that it wasn't as profound as one would think.

I appreciate that sort of Punk way of looking at it. But I'm too egotistical to not put my heart and soul into each line and to take a while to finish each songs because I want my words to be remembered.

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What you say about Kurt Cobain, reminds me of the "Flow State" or what basketball players call "Be in the zone".

I think it's Jordan Peterson , the philosopher/sociliologist talks about it. Basically, when you perform art, or sport, there's a moment where the universe and everything around you align, this is when great things happen.
The fighter/actor Bruce Lee called it the flow state, it's more about feeling and not overthinking it, be like water.
And I think that what Kurt was talking about, I am sure it happened to you in the past, you're gigging with friends and colleagues, and all of a sudden, everyone is playing at their best, it's almost like a spiritual experience. that transcend music.

It's impossible to be constantly in that state, it cannot be forced, or emulated.

The fact that Kurt was about to record, he didn't have time to overthink about the lyrics.

Some of the best mistakes in music, became trademark songs.
The whistling for the song "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" by OTtis Reddin, was a pure accident, he just forgot the lyrics of the 3 rd verse.

Same for the song Ain't No Sunshine, by Bill WIthers. He starts singing repetitively "I know I know I know I know", and he just forgot to write a verse for that part. They kept it and now the rest is history.