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Christmas Blessings – music

christmas bells and music

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!

Feel free to lurk. There’s no need to comment.

Blessings and hugs!

Happy Holidays!

🙂

silent-night

Silent Night

oh holy night

Oh Holy Night

noel

The First Noel

oh little town

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

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Oh Come All Ye Faithful

away in a manger

Away in a Manger

ill be home for christmas

I’ll be Home For Christmas