Magnificent Max

Just Another Day

Passion Project #5

on April 23, 2019

Today I researched Ed Sheeran. I learned a lot about him. I learned how he was discovered, that he was bullied and that sometimes he slept in the parks or the subway. Ed Sheeran Had a lot of perseverance. Here is what I wrote about Ed Sheeran:

Ed sheeran was bullied at school manly for his stutter and over sized glasses. He had a tough time socializing at school. He joined a church choir at the age of 4 and started playing guitar shortly after. He started writing songs when he was 11. When he was a kid he was having a surgery that went wrong. That left him with a lazy eye and severe speech problems. Whenever he raised his hand and tried to speak no word would come out. Other kids mocked him for that. He just stopped participating in class. Speech therapy wasn’t going well and he feared that he would have that problem his whole life. Hid dad bought Eminem’s record and that Inspired him. He wrote more of his own music and all of the sudden his stutter was gone. At the age of 14 he wants to London To start his music career. When he was in London he often had to sleep in Subway’s or on in parks. On some nights he didn’t have money For food and was often on the  verge of giving up but he never did. I’m on the end he was performing and small venues. He produced his own music, released albums, did auditions and collaborated with other artists he met along the way. In 2009 he played in more than 300 shows alone. He got social Media in 2010 and one of his videos got the attention of the rapper Example’s attention. Example liked his style so much she invited Ed to go on tour with him. After his social media started to get popular he moved to America. He arrived in LA without a recording contractor a place to stay. He sent out his music to anyone he could reach out to. One day he was on the show of the local radio host and was brought to stage. He was terrified. After 12 minutes he got a standing ovation. The host was Jamie Foxx. He was so impressed that he let Ed use his recording studio. He also let him stay at his house for a few weeks. After getting number 2 on iTunes with a new song he was invited to work with Atlantic records. With their help he made his label debut studio album “+.” it sold 102,000 copies. Later that year it was the best-selling album in the UK. A year after the album was released over 1 million copies were sold. After the hit he worked with Taylor Swift and One Direction. His song “I See Fire” was in the movie The Hobbit. His next album “X” came out in 2014 and had some of his biggest hits. It went straight to number 1 in the US and UK. In 2016 it won the Grammy award for best song of the year. 

Here is the article I read:

Ed Sheeran’s Life Story: How a Bullied Ginger Boy Became Britain’s Biggest Music Success

Today I started learning some songs from different time periods. Next Monday I am going to record the songs. I am only going to record Parts of the songs. I will be recording the riffs(main part of the song that repeats). Here is a picture of the songs:

Today I worked mainly on the riff of Crazy Train. Here is the music for that:

Some of the songs I will be using an Electric guitar but on the rest of the songs I will be using an acoustic guitar.


One Response to “Passion Project #5”

  1. cboyer says:

    Wow! I learned a lot about one of my favorite musician’s from your post! Thank you 🙂 I also love Crazy Train so I can’t wait to hear you play!

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