I miss writing, I mean physical writing. I hardly ever hold a pen anymore! After seeing Parmis Rose’s beautiful charts, I decided to do something nice for myself: handwrite the words and chords to a song I’m learning.
Initially I tried writing the lyrics out like a poem, and putting the chords over the words, but this didn’t show me the timing of the chord changes.
So I drew a grid with a pencil, with each box equivalent to a bar of four beats, and wrote the changes in.
Then in massive writing 😁 I wrote the words underneath the chords.
Mike said, “Why don’t you just type it in a very big font?”
That would be efficient: create a table and away we go. But I wouldn’t get to hold a calligraphic pen, write on heavy paper, use a ruler and eraser…
I guess there’s a bit of the Luddite in me somewhere. Back to basics?