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John A.


Seattle, WA

Member since:

January 8, 2011


What instrument(s) do you use to write your music?

Guitar mainly. Sometimes, though, songs just appear in my head. I try to write them before they vanish; so is a pen an instrument in this sense?

What comes easier for you - words or music?

About equal in my estimation. My lyrics are kind of thought-oriented but I hope with a lot of emotion as well. I find it hard to write simple songs.

Do you imagine yourself or someone else performing your songs?

Yes, I do enjoy performing covers of well-known songs that I like, and also have done some covers of songs written by friends. I mostly love to perform my own work.

Are you interested in collaboration or finding a songwriting partner?

I would simply adore having a partner, or collaborator, for some songwriting. I have some creative strengths, and there are also some hard-to-define things that I lack. I would probably end up writing some on my own, and some with a partner.

What areas of your music experience are you wanting to improve? e.g. songwriting, marketing, networking, recording, airplay, gigs, etc.

All of 'em, yup.


If you like, listen to my debut album Funny Kind of Blue, at So much fun! My second attempt is in the works. Comments are surely appreciated.

What John A. is saying about this Meetup Group

Songwriters in Seattle has allowed me to develop both as a performer and as a songwriter. Every person I meet is supportive and welcoming.

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