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Song Draft #1 - Tough

In the series "Mr. Robski's Song Drafts", I will be challenging myself to create a new song idea in under two hours. The only things I know beforehand are the song title and the tempo of the song. I will then try to come up with as much of a song as possible in 120 minutes.

I am not sure what I will do with these drafts, but some of them might just end up being finished and released...

For the first song, the title was "Tough", with a tempo of 126BPM. This title immediately drew me towards a very funky bassline, which was the first thing I recorded, but ended up getting a solo-part about halfway through the song. The driving kick and percussion wanted some easy-going chords and a more relaxed bassline. After these were recorded, I tried adding some funky guitar elements and various details. I finished everything off with a groovy rhodes-solo for the outro of the song.

I have to say I am very happy with this first draft, it turned out way better than I was expecting it to, and I had a blast working towards a fully arranged draft in under two hours!

See you soon for round 2!

Mr. Robski


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