I had a huge blessing last week!
I remembered the music inside my heart.
I had pushed it aside for a while, after leaving our church.
It just hurt too much to sing.
But singing has always been a part of my life.
Some of my favorite memories are of my sister and I singing duets, and singing with my family. I love music. It warms my heart, feeds my soul, opens me to love.
Now, I’ll be perfectly honest. I am not a lead singer, and I will never be on Broadway. But I do love to harmonize. Thirds and fifths come naturally to me. I adore the beauty of a three and four part chorus.
A few weeks ago, I was told about a cool application (Audacity.com) that allowed me to record my voice, and then add harmonies!
I had so much fun!
I made several songs for a dear friend’s mother, and for a few other close friends.
They were meant to be blessings to them.
But it turns out, they blessed me more than I could have ever imagined.
I loved creating the recordings, and re-recording new harmonies.
But they were far from perfect.
In fact, there were places where my tone wavered, my key shifted, (my nose sniffled), I went slightly off pitch, and the background noise from the cheap laptop microphone drowned out the music.
LOL, I even forgot the words a few times! 🙂
I sang, harmonized, tweaked, formatted, scrunched up my nose a ton (technology and new applications are really not my forte), re-sang– and enjoyed every minute of it!
And I sent the songs out, as they were. Imperfect. Flawed. But given from my heart, with joy and love.
I am sharing some of them here, in the hopes that someone else may be as blessed as I was.
These are only partial songs. (Sorry, I did not know all the words for a lot of them. LOL, I should have just sang “Deck the Halls… Falalala, la lalala!” ) 🙂
Music brings life to my soul, and joy to my heart. I hope it will do the same for you!
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Blessings and hugs!
Oh Holy Night
The First Noel
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Away in a Manger
I’ll be Home For Christmas