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I share a recent acoustic recording of this song:

Alabaster Seashell Vocal Mix

Alabaster Seashell Arrangement

My new vocal coach, Hannah, was giving me such wonderful guidance. I was able to maintain my style, while at the same time incorporating new habits that increased my confidence.

Recently, I asked Hannah to help me with an issue I noticed on my recordings. I told her that sometimes I felt like I was holding onto words longer than I needed to.

Hannah listened to my song “Alabaster Seashell” and gently told me that I was “over-singing.” She said it would be easier to hear my lyrics if I used a more spoken approach.

It was such a simple and beautiful concept.

I share audio from my lesson with these brief clips below:

Hannah Lesson 2-5-16 – Blog Excerpt A

Hannah Lesson 2-10-16 – Blog Excerpt B

Seashells-Pink Triton

In 1983, I painted seashells for a series of prints. I was able to use one of my paintings as the “Alabaster Seashell.”

My first album will be this one and is currently being mastered. I’m so excited about sharing my music soon with the world.

I take this opportunity to share more of my seashell paintings, my handwritten lyrics with photos, and a recent video performance of this song.

Below is the original 1980 song sheet for Alabaster Seashell. I called it “Untitled” and it only had 3 verses. In 2010, I finished composing my song!

The Alabaster Seashell-original sheet

Links to other stories about this song:



A link to more about my seashell paintings:


Seashells - Brown Shell

Seashells with Spider Conch

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Jason, & mom at beach

© Judy Unger and 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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  1. w563 says:

    I love this :)))))

    Liked by 1 person

    • Judy says:

      Aw, thanks, dee dee! It does amaze me how when I wrote the lyrics as a young girl, I was thinking of a boyfriend. But when I finished the song as an adult woman, I felt the song was about my young son. Very eerie! Thanks for your sweet comment – really appreciate it!


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