Last night I spoke with a friend of mine about him acting as my musical mentor. He seems very willing, but there may be scheduling issues. We will see.
I brought four sample songs of mine along with me for him to listen to, and he says I write lovely melodies. ::bounce::
Further discussion of my music had him affirming the following points. A) I do harmony primarily by means of counter-melodies. Um… I guess I know what I’m good at and I try to stick to that? B) I appear to be addicted to writing in minor keys.
He claims that neither of those are necessarily a bad thing, and since he’s the expert, I guess I’ll trust him on that.
He also states that the counter-melody thingy gives everything I do a sort of folkish feel. (Folkies are the only ones so melody obsessed that they think that an appropriate way to support a melody line is to write another different melody to go with it?)