Part 2 in an infinite series about the minutae of song writing for kids. Click here for Part 1. Or, um, scroll down to the post before this one.
Okay, so today's totally insightful insight about songwriting is all about chord strum. And I'm not going to leave you hanging with a bunch of cluttering personal sharing before I just get right to it and tell you this:
#1 Best use of dramatic chord strum:
(This is so easy to pick. I didn't even, like, think about it--I just KNEW the answer. . . .)
"I Want a Dog": Lunch Money, SILLY REFLECTIONS
Okay, now to the cluttering person sharing.
I chose this song because of its ability to make me wish I were playing it. Don't you just want to set up the microphone stand you have lying around your house and belt that soulful truth-telling line:
"I want a [DRAMATIC, SOULFUL CHORD STRUM WITH A HOLD] Daaaaaaaahhhhhg.
I want a [DRAMATIC, SOULFUL CHORD STRUM WITH A HOLD] Daahhhhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-g . . .
I would name him Al- [DRAMATIC, SOULFUL CHORD STRUM WITH A HOLD WHILE SAYING THE NEXT WORD} Fraaydo."
Not kidding. I want to sing that song everytime I hear it. Love it.
Plus, I think there ought to be more songs that address the reality of the hamster. But more on the insight of the lyrics later . . .