Music has been with me for my whole life, it started with a love for musicals especially if they starred Julie Andrews. “Do rei me” is one of the best example’s of teaching melody writing I have ever seen or heard.
Later I was inspired by my grandfather’s piano playing. He was entirely self taught and had an amazing ear. As a nine year old there was something so magical about sitting by the piano singing songs from “My Fair Lady.
When I hit high school I really wanted to play guitar but my older sister told me I wasn’t allowed to copy her so I started to learn bass. From that I started writing little songs and jamming with the girls in my band Ivy Lies. I’d always wanted to be a songwriter and i finally had gained enough confidence to give it a go.
For me writing songs is like keeping a diary. Things I don’t want to talk about or tell people I put in my songs. I can hide messages in the lyrics or belt out emotions in the vocal melodies.
It’s pretty much the best form of therapy I know of, I can’t recommend it enough!
By Lisa Blatchford from Ivy Lies