An interesting AI experience with lyrics

I recently had what was for me an interesting AI interaction.

A friend posted about their experience with a their car tyre failing after they went to see a Bob Marley movie. I joked it would make a good reggae song.

So I decided to take their story and ask ChatGPT (an AI chat robot) to write me a reggae song from the story. I thought AI did a pretty good job.

My friends story…

Tyre delamination - Went to movie yesterday evening about Bob Marley. Very good by the way. Coming home had a bit of a wheel vib then it got bad. Had a look around and the tyre had split. So limped homeward to a lit service station and fitted the spare tyre before going home. Was a night movie so a very late night. Lucky I have an extended lug spanner in the car. Those rattle guns must nearly strip the nut thread!

What I asked AI to do: Please reword this story as a reggae song

Here’s what it generated. Sing along with me especially the bit “Under the moon, with Marley by my side.”

Verse 1:
In the evening, went out, vibes running high,
To see a flick 'bout Marley, under the sky.
Coming back, felt a shake, something wasn’t right,
A wheel vibe, growing strong, in the dead of night.

Chorus:
Oh, tyre delamination, on my journey home,
Split wide open, through the streets I roam.
Limped to the light, of a service station dome,
Spare tyre on, in the night, I’m not alone.

Verse 2:
Was a late night movie, stars shining bright,
But my ride, she was troubled, not a smooth flight.
Checked around, saw the split, heart dropped to my feet,
On the road, in the dark, my challenges I meet.

Chorus:
Oh, tyre delamination, on my journey home,
Split wide open, through the streets I roam.
Limped to the light, of a service station dome,
Spare tyre on, in the night, I’m not alone.

Bridge:
Lucky me, had my tool, an extended lug spanner,
Against those rattle guns, I declare my manner.
Thread safe, nuts in place, I fixed my ride,
Under the moon, with Marley by my side.

Chorus:
Oh, tyre delamination, on my journey home,
Split wide open, through the streets I roam.
Limped to the light, of a service station dome,
Spare tyre on, in the night, I’m not alone.
Outro:
In the silence of the night, with my spare tyre tight,
I head home, feeling right, Marley’s words my light.
A reggae tune in my heart, a story to impart,
Tyre fixed, journey’s end, a new day to start.

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I posted the above story on fb and a friend asked for the chords, so I went back to ChatGPT

For a reggae vibe, you can rely on a simple chord progression that emphasizes the offbeat, which is a hallmark of the genre. The chords themselves can be quite straightforward, allowing the rhythm to carry the distinct reggae feel. A common reggae progression uses the I-IV-V chord pattern, but to add a bit of variety and depth, we can modify it slightly for your song.

Given the narrative and mood of your story-song, here’s a suggestion that should work nicely:

Verse and Chorus Chord Progression:

  • A minor (Am)

  • G major (G)

  • F major (F)

  • E major (E)

This progression gives a mix of minor and major chords that can convey the slight adversity of the situation (tyre delamination) with an uplifting resolution, fitting the reggae theme of overcoming struggles.

Bridge Chord Progression:

  • F major (F)

  • G major (G)

  • Am (A minor)

  • E major (E)

Switching the order for the bridge provides a nice contrast to the verse and chorus, keeping the listener engaged while still maintaining the reggae feel.

Reggae Strumming Pattern:

For the rhythm, emphasize the offbeat or the “and” of each beat (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &), typically by muting the downbeat (playing very softly or not at all on the downbeat) and strumming more pronouncedly on the upbeats. This creates that characteristic reggae bounce.

Remember, reggae music often uses barre chords and muted strums to get that percussive sound on the offbeats. Experiment with these chords and strumming patterns to capture the essence of your story in a reggae style.

The same friend asked for the tabs. Again I went to ChatGPT, not sure who’s the lazier, my friend or myself.

Certainly! Here’s how you can play the suggested chord progression in tab format for a standard tuning guitar (EADGBE). This progression captures the essence of reggae by focusing on the offbeat strumming. Remember, the rhythm is as important as the chords themselves, so aim to emphasize your strums on the offbeats.

Verse and Chorus:

A minor (Am)


e|---0---

B|---1---

G|---2---

D|---2---

A|---0---

E|-------

G major (G)


e|---3---

B|---3---

G|---0---

D|---0---

A|---2---

E|---3---

F major (F)


e|---1---

B|---1---

G|---2---

D|---3---

A|---3---

E|---1---

E major (E)


e|---0---

B|---0---

G|---1---

D|---2---

A|---2---

E|---0---

Bridge:

F major (F)


e|---1---

B|---1---

G|---2---

D|---3---

A|---3---

E|---1---

G major (G)


e|---3---

B|---3---

G|---0---

D|---0---

A|---2---

E|---3---

A minor (Am)


e|---0---

B|---1---

G|---2---

D|---2---

A|---0---

E|-------

E major (E)


e|---0---

B|---0---

G|---1---

D|---2---

A|---2---

E|---0---

Strumming Pattern:

For a reggae feel, you will want to focus on the upstrokes (strumming upwards) on the offbeats. If we count “1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &” for each measure, your main strum would be on the “&” counts. The downstrokes can be lightly played or muted to emphasize the rhythm.

Remember, reggae music is about feel and groove, so once you’re comfortable with the chords and basic rhythm, try to relax into the groove and let the music flow.

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I’m the laziest - I can’t read all that!

Could you please please just ask ChatGPT to create an AVOYP? :wink:

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It seems it didnt take its own advice on using barre chords!

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What is this black art that you speak of :rofl::rofl:

I see AI cropping up everywhere at the moment, thankfully I’ve resisted the temptation to dig too deep :+1: