SongDare #5 – My Mistake (Split Enz)
It was a long time coming but this song was requested by Jordan Beinke from Adelaide, Australia.
It’s said that here in Australia, 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.