June 3, 201230songs30days Song #21: Happy Townby Ben

While most songwriters stick with chord charts, or at least a sheet of lyrics, VCVCBC is flexible enough for songs without words. There have been times when I'd jump right into arranging and orchestration while working on an instrumental piece, but that runs the risk of sounding like a jumbled mess. I prefer to start with a solid theme or two around some known chord progression, and then arrange and orchestrate around that. VCVCBC gives you the flexibility to throw a quick theme and progression together – kind of like an outline for your finished product.

Today's song was styled around what you might hear in a happy village in a video game. I'm playing my daughter's DS to give the effect that the song is coming from it. Is it really? We may never know.

 

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