Thursday, September 1, 2011

Music: the Madness in Me

Today has been a day full of musical mayhem, and I've loved it!  It started out with listening to the EFY 2005 (A More Excellent Way) CD in the car on the way to the temple.  I love EFY music!  Then, this morning, while I was studying for a quiz in Hearing Tests and Measures, I decided to listen to some of my new classical music that I bought at that yard sale last Saturday.  Today's selection was a marathon of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies.  :)  Of course I only got through five and a half (they are rather long :)), but I loved it!  Definitely a good find!

By far my favorite musical episodes of today happened this afternoon and evening.  After two days of forcing myself to work on the homework I've been neglecting, I finally finished and was able to allow myself to do one of my favorite things in the world---arrange music.  I had the inspiration for the lyrics of a song strike me on Sunday, and inspiration for the accompaniment soon followed.  And anyone who knows me knows that, once I get started on a song, it takes great discipline to stop before I'm done, and it grates on my every nerve!  But today I was finally able to work on it to my heart's content, and I finished it!  I'm super happy with how it turned out, and my roommates really like it too.  I'm looking forward to seeing it come to life, which I hope will happen in the not-so-distant future.

And, last but not least, when I was done with the song, I had the sudden urge to pull out my cello, which I haven't done all summer.  I can't believe I let myself go that long without playing it!  I only had time to play one song, and I was definitely rusty---my fingers were so stiff I could only go about half of the speed of the normally upbeat song---but it felt sooooo good!  I'm definitely going to make some time this weekend to play, and I really hope I can spend some good quality time with my cello over the next few months.

So, now my roommates know (a little sooner than I might like :)), what a nut I am when it comes to music.  And supposedly they like me anyway.  :)  I guess that's a good thing.  Because, like it or not, this is me: mad musician to the core!  :)

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