Tag Archives: Music

Pressure

Dear Kids, I never realized how inappropriate most music is for kids, not until I had kids and wanted to give them music to which to listen. I’m surprised at how many of my favorites songs contain swears and references … Continue reading

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Obstacles

Is it any wonder that I don’t play my piano often? There are so many obstacles in my way. First, the situation has to be just right. The children must be either out of the house or soundly asleep, and … Continue reading

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Marshall, Music, and Mommy

Dear Marshall, Of the many things I hope for you, a love of music is one of the most important. I don’t necessarily want to turn you into a Juilliard-trained instrumentalist. Not that it would be a bad thing, but … Continue reading

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Fish Tail Tale

I promised you a look at my smallest ocarina. Here it is. Front Back This is a 6-hole, fish-shaped ocarina (an ichthyocarina, if you will). It appears to be made out of painted terra cotta. Like most of my smaller … Continue reading

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Ocarina Month

I have decided to name this month Ocarina Month. Throughout February, in order to celebrate this remarkable and variable instrument, I will share photos of the ocarinas in my collection. The Raindrop This is a four-hole Raindrop ocarina from clayz.com. … Continue reading

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Musical Goals: Part III

Goals require one to be realistic. I have been thinking about my musical goals now for several days, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion. Not only is my time limited, but my hands are already strained by the … Continue reading

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Musical Goals: Part II

Yesterday I dug through boxes of music books and instruments and made a big ol’ mess, but now all but one of my instruments are out where they can be played. The missing one is an African stringed instrument that … Continue reading

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Musical Goals

On this day, I’m still thinking about old dreams and new goals. Sorry to continue with the introspection, but I need to get this out of my system and I do my best thinking while writing. One of the things … Continue reading

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Finally!

We bought a piano on Sunday. After all these years, I’m finally going to have a real piano, one with which I can make professional-quality music. I am so excited! Only 26 days until delivery!

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Thanks!

I got my camera back today. I’m as thrilled as an actress who has just received an Oscar for best performance in a leading role. I want to thank Canon U.S.A. for making such a good camera and for fixing … Continue reading

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