Episode 3 “ The true nature of the lyrics, the whereabouts of the words”
Satoru Aono (Furuta Jun & Yota Kanda/Radio Shonan Personality)
High school has been closed for a while due to the new coronavirus.
Now that I'm on vacation, I've been playing the guitar.
Well, ever since I received the guitar I bought online, I've been playing with it almost every day.
Writing like this, doesn't Aono's guy have become ridiculously good? may give a misunderstanding. rest assured. Not at all yet. The road to learning guitar is difficult. Relying on an instruction book I found at a used bookstore, I managed to learn to play two chords just by watching and watching. C and Am chords are everything to me now.
I have a friend who is a classmate and is in the light music club. It's a man named Tachibana.
He was almost like a ghost club member, didn't really go to club activities, and was a casual guy.
After school, I received a notice that high school would be closed for a while.
As I was getting ready to go home, he approached me, giving off a somewhat proud aura.
"Aono, listen to me. I'm starting a band."
Tachibana often says, ``Do 〇〇.'' It doesn't matter.
What, Tachibana is forming a band?
Will Tachibana be in charge of the band due to his lack of merit?
Aren't you going to cause trouble for the band members?
I think you should quit being in a band!
You're not that type!
Many words passed through my head in quick succession.
To put it simply, it was just "jealousy."
I couldn't help but envy Tachibana for forming a band.
“I do vocals and juggling.”
I had no idea what juggling meant. Are you planning on busking while singing?
But if you listen, you lose. I feared that my jealousy would explode if I continued the conversation, so I deliberately broke up with him in a curt manner.
At the moment, my passion for music was rapidly increasing, and Tachibana's lighthearted rhythm made me feel like I was going to be in a band. After all, I am alone and lonely. “Band” is just a sweet sounding word.
Then, I think the only stance left for me would be to play and sing.
The pattern is that he becomes extremely good at playing the guitar and becomes a singer-songwriter.
A singer-songwriter is someone who also writes their own songs.
...Isn't it too difficult?
Wouldn't it be easier to master juggling?
What should I do if I admire Tachibana? ?
Apparently I have to write songs by myself.
This hurdle is as high as Everest.
I feel like it's no longer the time to take things one step at a time.
If I wait for my guitar to get better, I'll never even be able to catch up with Tachibana.
It's not that I want to compare myself to Tachibana, but I need to be a little more reckless.
Let's write the lyrics first.
I pulled out an unused notebook from the closet and decided to think about the lyrics.
Think about the lyrics.
What, lyrics? !
What should I write as lyrics?
My favorite blue mechanical pencil doesn't move at all.
I quickly got lost in the labyrinth.
I tried to write lyrics, but the gestalt of the concept of lyrics has collapsed.
[Tips on how to write lyrics]
I put my hope in the search engine.
What came up was, ``First, let's think about the theme we want to write a song about.''
Of course I tried searching.
It came out right away.
・Dreams, goals, etc.
Genres that seemed like themes came up one after another.
However, I can't help but think that all of these themes are too grand for me right now.
I don't feel like I can write a love song, especially since I've never dated someone of the opposite sex.
I'm in trouble.
There may be no topic that I can write about right now.
I wrote an email expressing my honest feelings,
I sent it to the radio program "Love & Music".
Radio name/subtle blue
``This is Subtle Blue, a high school student who I heard about the guitar a while back.
I got lost in the labyrinth again.
Actually, I'm thinking of writing lyrics for the first time in my life.
However, I don't really know what topic to write about or how to write about it.
Mr. Kanda, do you remember the first lyrics you wrote? ”
Furuta : Another high school student, Subtle Blue, sent me an email.
Kanda-san, do you remember the first lyrics you wrote? ”
Kanda : “I remember it so well.
I wrote it for the first time during a class in my second year of high school.
Right before that, I lost my heart and it was so painful that I was writing it down (lol).
Furuta : “When you realized it, it felt like it was written by something rather than Kanda-san’s will (lol)”
Kanda : “Yeah, that’s what it feels like.
I wasn't really thinking about writing a song, but I was so shocked that the melody and lyrics came out at the same time.
Let's write! Let's make! If it was like that, I might not have been able to write it either.
As long as I feel like I have to make something like Subtle Blue, I won't be able to do it.
Even if I could do it, I would probably write the melody. Lyrics are hard to come by.”
Furuta : “Is there a better way?”
Kanda : ``I think it's okay to imitate it at first.
Also, try putting yourself in situations that are different from what you normally do.
Instead of trying to write lyrics straight away, it's a good idea to write about your feelings.
Before I write the lyrics, I write down my thoughts, even if it's just a list of things like a poem. It's also a good idea to pick up words from there and turn them into lyrics.''
"to be continued"
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