I felt last nights open mic night was the best so far. Personally I love when people tell you about the songs they are about to play and why, even something about the chords etc.
It is a great opportunity for me to test drafts of songs iv been working on and try get feedback or st least judge the reaction. I choose two songs that I have written, without love and hearts on fire. Both are big rock songs about the positives and challenges of love. (What's else from me!)
Iv been really working on the imagery of opening lines, using the basic firms and challenging myself to be a better writer. The books I've been reading have helped me progress further than I could ever imagined. Probably the biggest tip I pick up from Jason blinds book was on , don't change the chord until you change your thought, I took this n board and implemented it into hearts on fire, as a result I feel it has smite classic rock feel and leave room for the story to come through.
It's great to see more experienced players and discover the techniques they use. Iv always felt I'm s bit hash bash st strumming so I've been watching others. One in particular strums with his fingers and so it gives an overall doubling effect.
This is my challenge for next month is to strum in the same way and incorporate it into another couple of songs I've been doing.
Moral of the story, keep your eyes on experienced players, you can pick up tune of tips.