There has been an interesting challenge on Facebook in the last while, one that I participated in myself and found kind of fun. And as I did it, I thought that with a couple of moderations, it would make a good songwriting exercise to stir up your creative juices.
The challenge involved going to websites like Wikipedia and the Quotations Page and then Flickr to pick random names and quotes and photos to create an album cover.
So I’m going to put in a twist. Here’s what you do:
1. Go to Wikipedia and hit random, here The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your song
2. Go to Random quotations page, click here. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is a phrase that has to appear in your song
Now here’s my addition:
3. Go to the HotFrets Chord Progression Generator. Pick a key, a progression and a style and generate a chord progression to try out on your guitar or piano
And that’s it! See what you come up with.