Tag Archives: singing

Mother’s Day Prayer: from my Heart to Yours!

Let me  take joy in ordinary events: chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building nests in … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Little Things

With a joyful heart today, I rejoice in love, family, friends, music and the little things of life which hold great meaning: -family time at the spa in Skaneateles followed by a tasty luncheon -friends both old and new are … Continue reading

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Family Rituals, Traditions and Education

Nurtured in us at an early age was the love of God, family and the importance of education. We were also gifted piano lessons and practice was a given.  We never questioned any of it but simply did as we … Continue reading

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Music Colors My Life!

Musical notes, beats, rests, keys, sharps, flats, major, minor, staff, treble clef, bass clef, rhythms, voices, moods, time signatures, adagio, allegro, forte, chant, chamber, carols, classical, dynamics, fermata, leitmotifs, sonata, staff, concerto, tones, voices – all this and more characterize … Continue reading

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A Musical Odyssey

The long, eventful sojourn lasted three fun-filled, musical weeks in Washington State. The country music repertoire I had prepared in advance had only a few songs. What I listened to was an adventure with songs very new to my ears … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch or Close Enough?

For weeks now the church choir has practiced and struggled through various pieces of music as we prepared for Christmas at church. With varying degrees of success, we sang some new and some old pieces done previously.  As a new … Continue reading

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