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You can listen to some of my music on Soundcloud now.

Feedback is always welcome, both there and here!

Cheers!

short post…..more later…..

Patrice

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New Music is Happening!

Singing Joyfully….the project progresses!!

My original plan for creating a new CD has been replaced with a new plan. 1468208_10202763902643658_773636738_o

I’ve recorded 3 songs with Green Jeans Studios and Carter Green was a great help! We recorded the 3 in only 3 hours! One piano only, and two with words. The Master Blacksmith and Down in the Depths.

You can listen to them at my Soundcloud account.

I found the poem The Master Blacksmith years ago in an old book in our local library. I’ve search for information about the poet but haven’t found much. It is a “picture” of the meaning of suffering and pain in our lives using the imagery of a blacksmith. I remember going to a blacksmith shop in our local town with my Dad when I was a little girl. Vague memories of the smells and sounds. Darkness. Light. Water. Fire. Metal on metal pings. I’ve tried to capture these in the music.

Down in the Depths is a very simple song of faith. Of trust and knowing that we are with the Lord. Always. One of the very first I ever wrote. And I can’t remember if the words or the music came to me first. I guess it doesn’t matter cause sometimes music is the language of the soul.

We, Carter and I, had planned an entire day of recording, but plans changed and we only had 2 finished. I asked if I could possibly record one of the piano only songs before we were done. He started to get and the buttons set to record and I just started to play a little to get warmed up. He told me to stop and remember what I’d just played because he thought it was great! So I paused and tried to remember the few notes I’d played. Then we recorded. A simple melody. We went through it and a few places we adjusted how I’d played the sustain pedal. One note at the end he wondered about “fixing,” but I said I think it needs to stay the same. So, in just a few minutes, we had song 3 finished.

I commented that when I play “this way” that I rarely or never seem to make mistakes. He said he noticed. He said I have a Gift. Believe me, I know.

The Gift is what I want to share with you. Why I want to capture the music on a CD that people can share. And pray with….connect with the Giver of that Gift.

With much more music to offer……

Patrice

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New Look!

The site is getting a facelift…

…about time!

With some help from a Facebook friend, cropped-Mailchimp.1.pngNoelle Mena, I enjoy coming here once again! She was so incredibly helpful, and patient, and creative! I love the new look!

Only a few more steps to go, and the new CD campaign will be up and running on Kickstarter. I will keep you all posted and thank you in advance for your help! This has been a dream for quite a long time…30 years!

Songs to sing and music to play

It’s gonna be a wonderful day!

One more thing to say..

I’ll ask for you to pray!

Sharing with you the gift of music is coming to the forefront of my mind more and more. Since the magic age of 65 is right around the corner, I feel a push to get out the door and just do it! I have two ideas in mind. Both involve travel. Which I love to do.

First idea: A trip to play and share that would involve Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. I have friends and family in many cities, so a swing around that area would really be fun. To coordinate a time and set that up…welllllll….that’s on my to do list to figure out how to do a schedule like that! Anyone with experience, I’d accept the help gladly.

Second Idea: When I go to Ft. Wayne Indiana to record, I could do several stops, as well. My sister has one in the works in southeastern Nebraska. Going, or coming…would be great! Again, I do not know when this will be, but it’s floating around in my brain.

Third Idea: I know I only said I had two Ideas, but I just got another one! I’d like to go to Churches, and play…do spiritual meditations…talk…pray….on any topic….God will inspire us. So, any chances that could happen here in Kansas, or in connection with ideas #1 and #2 would be awesome.

That’s all for now. Have a great March!

Patrice

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Looking forward to a new project……

Meditative Pianosome thoughts…

trying to decide when to make another CD

Kickstarter project a possibility to raise the funds needed

Timing…when

Would love to have some speaking “gigs” set up on the way to the recording of said project….

Considering songs with words….

Considering some of the very first songs I was given…wrote…actually remember….

Prayers would be appreciated concerning this project……

And feedback…..

Thanks…..

Patrice

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