Assignments

Monthly Assignment June 2018

Monthly Assignment June 2018

To the music industry a “summer song” is a megahit that dominates the charts until September. But when Circle member Paul Sproull (Paulsproull@yahoo.com), suggested “summer song” for the June songwriting assignment, my bet is he was hoping for warm weather and an end to this year’s on-again-off-again spring.
It’s about short pants and air conditioning. For the first time in a long time drift back to that brief, passionate fair-weather affair you had as a kid. With eyes closed see sunshine, open skies, green grass and friends sharing mojitos on the beach. Think “Surfin’ Safari” (The Beach Boys), “Summer Breeze” (Seals & Crofts), “Summer in the City” (The Lovin’ Spoonful), “The Boys of Summer” (Don Henley), “Summer Love” (Justin Timberlake) and “California Gurls” (Katy Perry with Snoop Dog), all playable at https://www.billboard.com/articles/list/513566/top-30-summer-songs
As songwriting assignments go, this one’s easy. Make your instrument sound like summer and tell a summer story.

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