Singin’ and Fiddlin’


Singing in Seattle

Months of voice lessons and practice
singing country songs in preparation
for my trip to the Northwest to sing
with my sister who fiddles and sings

in several groups near Seattle.
My music background has been
classical piano yet when I play and
sing from printed sheet music,

my sister admonishes me to just
play chords. Don’t bother with
sheet music. She has had different
musical training with fiddle and

country music. All my sisters and
I had years of piano lessons. It will
be a revelation to be united again
and sing together – this time not in

a church choir. No, in a country
music group playing with chords.
I have been stretching my musical
ability with a voice coach and

never realized there is so much
involved with training one’s voice.
It helps that I have a strong classical
music background. Often when

driving or creating on the computer, I
will listen to satellite radio and classical
music. After some 60 years of singing
in various church choirs, here I come,

Seattle, your newest country music
singer. Who knows after that? Perhaps
we will be Nashville-bound. Don my Western
duds, boots and hat and sing on!



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10 Responses to Singin’ and Fiddlin’

  1. Emily says:

    Love the post! Have a fantastic time. Great photos as well 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this it was great to see you and read about your music it was a blessing a treat. Thank you for posting and sharing with us. It gives me inspiration. See you on the blogosphere take care and safe travels blessings

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  3. I meant to say it was great to see you and your sister such memories you have keep on going.

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  4. Arno Bode,cologne ,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    zu dem Experiment in eine neue Musikrichtung Dich zu begeistern,wünsche ich Dir viel Erfolg,viel Spaß und Freude.Schade,daß ich Dich nicht “Live” erleben kann.Auf dem Weg in die Hall of Fame wünsche ich Euch allles,alles Gute.
    Liebe Grüße ,Dein Arno

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    • Hahaha. You have some great expectations of my singing ability and musical talents. I am just happy to experiment with my sister for now and see how it goes. That Hall of Fame is much later I am afraid. I do thank you for your kind remarks and wishes for success. Your comment is much appreciated, Arno. 🙂


  5. Annika Perry says:

    Wonderful post and fun to hear about your music, singing and tour! Yeah to Nashville! Your words are full of joy and exuberance, living life to the full. How lovely to be singing with your sister as well. Music always connects people, speaking straight to the heart and soul. Warmest wishes, Mary Ann. 😀

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