peach·y adj.:excellent or wonderful (informal)
My passion for music has eclipsed everything now.
I have accelerated the process of transposing my songs into lower keys. All of my practicing has paid off! My guitar playing has gotten significantly smoother. George, my arranger, even commented to me about my noticeable improvement.
Yesterday, I had a voice lesson with Peaches. I was eager to share with Peaches a few of the songs that I’d recently transposed. Composing new chord progressions, as well as arranging instrumental melodies in lower keys has really improved many of my old songs.
Peaches was finally ready to share with me her newer, vocal recordings of my songs. Initially, when I first heard Peaches singing my songs, it was almost shocking. I was taken aback by the many changes she made to my original melodies, as well as the timing and phrasing. Peaches told me my reaction was quite normal; many songwriters feel that way. She went ahead and made some additional recordings where she sang the song more closely to my version.
After spending considerable time listening to her vocals, I’ve started to appreciate her interpretations. I have included both at the end of this post.
As usual, my lesson was about sharing with her my unbridled passion and joy about where my journey has been heading. On Monday night, I had performed at Kulak’s Woodshed. I performed “Beside Me Always” again. The first time I performed it, I was very shaky and nervous. Since I loved the song so much, I wanted to do it justice and perform it with newfound confidence.
Peaches was very lavish in her praise about my progress and my performance. I shared with her that I feel my music is inspiring simply because I convey with honesty the pain, suffering, and deep love which I’ve experienced.
Peaches asked me if my family had any awareness of how much I’ve improved. I told her that my music does not resonate with them. My husband is exhausted from his job, which he has not been happy with since he was transferred. He has to commute for long hours, and leaves the house at 4:30 a.m. every morning.
I try not to expect too much from him at this time. I am simply relieved that I have the freedom to take off from caregiving to express creativity at this magical time in my life.
As far as my three teenagers go, I told Peaches “Mom is still not cool!”
The song I plan on recording this Saturday is entitled “More Than You Know.” I’ve decided I’ll perform it once I am completely confident about the song’s structure and melody.
I apologize to my readers if I’ve put far too many audio files here for you to take the time to listen to. My excitement has translated into wanting to share so very much. I’ve broken my lesson into two parts: A & B, as well as my sharing with Peaches three, upcoming songs, which I plan on recording.
MY SONGS I WILL BE RECORDING SOON:
I am going to share Peaches’ new recordings here. I will also put these on the Song Recording page of my blog.
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