Category Archives: Writing With Kids

I Love FAWM

During FAWM my guitar pupil Harry (10) came up with a pretty complete Iron Maiden style song that just needed me to put chords to. I got the Fernwood Rock band to record it and then asked if anyone on … Continue reading

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GCEA Revision

Just finished a song with my year 2 (6 year old) ukelele club. The inspiration was to come up with song that teaches the strings on a ukelele G-C-E-A. I am unashamed to admit verse two contains some heinous ‘rhymes … Continue reading

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Day 212: I Came To Surf

At last I’ve made a start on 50/90! I’ve posted 2 songs - I Came To Surf which I wrote on Friday and recorded on Saturday. I’m not sure about the tone of the lyrics whether I crossed the line of … Continue reading

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Day 170: Numbers, Numbers

Oh boy I so suck at blogging. But the truth of the matter is I’ve been trying to write. So that’s some comfort. Here’s some catch up. 80 Girlfriends First I did another song with a pupil. The challenge was … Continue reading

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They’re Black And They’re Blue And They’re Coming For You…

For my 17th FAWM song I had to unpack my B52s Frank Zappa vocal mojo. It’s called Pandas From Outer Space. My 10 year pupils played all the guitar I sang on the bridge and typed a bassline. Strange but … Continue reading

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Day 55: We Have A Winner!

Yes – it’s official. I’ve won FAWM!!! Not that I came first or anything. As far as I can tell I was the 111th person to cross the finish line and complete the ‘write an album in February’ challenge, by … Continue reading

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Day 50: Here’s The Reason My Mac Kept Crashing

Ladies and Gentlemen!I’m very pleased to announce FAWM song no 10 – I Lost My Capo It’s a mash up sample fest made up largely of sounds generated by my children’s toys, along with a sample of a birthday message … Continue reading

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Day 49: That Man Is Me!

A man is jumping off a cliff A man is jumping off a cliff A man is jumping off a cliff Jumping off a cliff, jumping off a cliff Jumping off a cliff, jumping off a cliff yo! Oh my … Continue reading

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Day 48: No One Wants To Sit In The Yoghurt Chair

Song 8 is up and it’s another co-write with school kids. When you hear Do Not Sit In The Chair you may have more sympathy for music teachers! Seriously these guys are a lot of fun if completely bonkers. The … Continue reading

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Day 43: Writing With MY Kids

This FAWM challenge is hard work, so I thought it was about time I let my kids do some heavy lifting. Today was mostly about finding ever toy in the house that made a noise, hitting various things, flushing the … Continue reading

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