Ok, not quite a book, but rather a battle that happens in Tolkeins stories.
Well, any ways, I want to write a song about said battle, but I'm having a really hard time doing so, with out really just explaining exactly what happens. To make it even more frustrating, how the battle proceeds is different in several of the books it is in.
Can any body give me some tips about how I could write this, with out just giving another account of it?
Many thanks.
Look to "One Tin Soldier" or Salvation Army songs for inspiration. Also, "Eye of the Tiger" & "Uprising". You'll need some battle-style music to make the most of it. Try chords with doubled up notes covering more than one octave and a driving simple beat and bassline.