Musical Doodle – The March of the Computer Keyboard!

Musical doodles are important things. They help to punctuate your day with feeling. I don’t deliberately doodle – they just sort of happen  – and then I realise that I am enjoying the feeling, the rhythm, the sound. And it is a moment.

So next time you find yourself musically doodling – go on, let go and see where it wants to take you.

Voice Acapella – Priming the Well Pump

Finally my pre-amp has arrived so I am able to get some sound out of my microphone. I am just having fun playing with my voice and creating layers. This is called ‘Priming the Well Pump’. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

Raw Blues Acapella – Don’t Rock the Boat!

Yesterday I met an 8 year old who sang from her heart. She had so little confidence in her voice that she would only sing to me standing with her back to me and singing to the wall. Then she sang this most beautiful song that she had created about love and friendship. It really touched me.

I create little songs too and often don’t have the confidence to sing them out. In fact I have collected my little songs in the hope that one day I will make them into proper compositions. When I feel a song coming on I just sing into my camera and then keep it in a folder on my computer.

Today exactly that happened. A song came out of nowhere. At first I thought it was nothing but then I thought ‘No this is definitely something.’ I started singing the words ‘Don’t rock the boat Jennie Wren, don’t rock the boat!’  Jennie Wren is the name my mother and my sister have  called me at times. I don’t use it or hear it any more very often at all but it takes me straight back to my childhood. An then the words developed, along with the tune and my strong feelings and before I knew where I was I had a song. And as usual I recorded it straight into my camera.

So . . . the recording isn’t the best, the song was never drafted or practiced. This is just an expression straight from my heart.  It was not born to be made into a composition. It was born to be heard in its raw state in this moment. I hope it touches you.

 

 

A Guitar Loop – Face the Blue Light Blues!

As someone who would naturally want to shy away from the brighter light days, and for me that tends to start in the middle of February,  I am learning to embrace them because it is on these days that I am my most creative!

Guitar Loop – The Rice Porridge Blues!

What better thing to do on a cloudy day than take some pictures of your son cooking his favourite dish and set them to your own bluesy loop?!

I hope you enjoy!

December Funk! – My First Guitar Loop Video

Hi,

I hope you enjoy my first looping the loop video!

Gratefulness! – A Deep Feeling Guitar Loop

Hi

I created this loop on a tough day when I was finding it hard to interact with colour. I am so grateful for having music in my life. When things feel impossible it can lift my soul!

So . . . my loop is called ‘Gratefulness.’