It was a long time coming but I’ve finally put out another SongDare. This time I attempt to do a cover of “My Mistake” by Split Enz as requested by Jordan Beinke.
For those of you not familiar with the SongDare concept, it goes a little bit like this:
“You request a song, and I mean any song, no matter how bizarre or beautiful it may be, and if I can play it just by using my voice and an acoustic guitar, I’ll video it and put it up on YouTube and embed the video on this blog.”
Jordan, good things come to those that wait… Enjoy
In Australia, it is said that any brilliant band from New Zealand we adopt as one of our own and Split Enz is one of those bands.
Written by Tim Finn and Eddie Raynor and released in 1977 on their “Dizrythmia” album, “My Mistake” was not one of those songs that I took much notice of until I started to work out how to play it.
The song makes beautiful use of diminished chords however, the main challenge in playing this song was to find a suitable ending as the angular orchestral outro in the original version was just way too difficult to play.
I’m hoping what I’ve done is a good compromise.
Remember, if you have a SongDare that you’d like me to tackle, just contact me and I’ll see what I can do for you