Better done than perfect. Im doing my affirmation recording now...or as soon as I log off from sparkpeople anyway. LOL
I am the 7th child born to a rather musical family, 1/3rd of us can see the written music to an unknown song and without the aid of an instrument they can humm out the melody somewhat accurately. To me thats what sight reading means, but Im not sure if it really is or not...and I cant do it, I can read music...but just barely. LOL
I do not sing in public for others dont want to hear it period, let alone paying for it. ROFL
My father was in a performing quire at a boarding school in his youth, and later played the clarinet in highschool, college and in the army, and sang a beautifull baretone at church.
My mother sang in the church quire and in college and when she was a gradeschool teacher, she taught music to elementary kids.
My eldest brother sang, played the guitar and the trombone, and later on I played his hand-me-down trombone.(I also took some training for most brass instruments)
My second oldest is a formaly trained and accomplished piano and professional keyboard player, (current roomate with a good ear, can sing within his range) and played for many years in a rock group, and ran a recording studio for about 5 years.
My third oldest brother is a self taught drummer (played in same rock groups, and sings)
My second oldest sister also plays the clarinet quite well. (but could never carry a tune vocally AT ALL)
My deceased youngest brother played the violin.
I only have one sibling who never explored or exercised her own musical abilities.
I have started to listen and get into stuff like "Acoustic Alchemy" and new age aura music...Yanni. Like what one would hear when getting a spa treatment or a body massage. :-)
I find so much pop stuff on the radio too violent, too angry, too despressing, too into self opression and devestation, or else meaningless sex. When one has reason to feel that way...its a good outlet to vent and get over it. But otherwise its just dwelling in self pity and powerlessness and I have worked way to hard to pull myself out of that sort of cr@p.
I listen to classical, new age, and modern jazz rock fusion...mostly without lyricks
(oops talk about babbling) hehehehe
Edited by: CRAZY_CAROLLYNN at: 11/19/2008 (18:02)
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