View Full Version : Songs by Someone Who Can't Play Uke

04-27-2011, 06:37 PM
I really can't play. For some reason I can't memorize chords longer than it takes to get through a song. I've been trying to do exercises but I just can't seem to remember anything.

Anyway. That's beside the point. This is the kind of flash-songwriting I do:

This one's for an ongoing project where I've been writing a new song every week:


And this one I wrote in about 10 minutes:


I'm trying to move into more interesting chord progressions, but my "pick and choose 4 random chords from a chart" method isn't working out very well. How do you write a great song that doesn't use the generic I IV V I progression?