You would laugh at me if I sat down at the piano.
I always wanted to play an instrument.
I tried drums.
I tried piano.
I tried guitar.
I even sucked at playing the recorder in 4th grade.
For some reason, the musical part of my brain doesn't work.
Playing an instrument is a monumental struggle for me.
When Tom Ruwitch suggested we read How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back by Jeff Tweedy for this month's Mastermind Book Club, my stomach started churning.
How could I learn to write a song?
Why would I want to learn how to write a song?
I suck at anything musical.
I'd be the laughing stock if I wrote a song and tried to play it on a piano.
This would take me out of my comfort zone.
I accepted Tom's challenge.
I'll admit I had a lot of apprehensions as I started reading the book.
It took me a few chapters to get past my fears.
I finished the book and learned a ton about writing a song.
Like everything, there's a process or formula you can follow.
I'm no Taylor Swift, but at least I know a process I can follow to write my first song.
Join us on Thursday, August 24th at 11:30 AM Pacific/2:30 PM Eastern as Tom and I share our learnings from How to Write One Song in the Mastermind Book Club.
P.S. I promise not to sing or play the piano on the call.