Friday, April 18, 2008

My Musical Dream

No music facts today. This is all about me. I have several musical dreams. I have rhythm, I can dance, and I FEEL music, so I truly feel that I am a prime candidate to learn how to play an instrument. This is a life long dream of mine. I dream about it often actually. I am torn between The Piano, Lead Guitar, or Base Guitar. I have tried countless times to play Big Alex's drum kit, and as long as I am doing 2 things, I am fine, but once I try to switch it up, or add to it, everything falls apart. He used to tell me...."You have to keep trying, I used to do the same thing". Plus drums are not practical for my life right now. I also know that once you learn one, it's probably easier to learn other instruments. Okay:

The Goal-To learn how to play an instrument, and share music with my children in a tangible way so that it becomes a part of their every day life, and of course to fulfill a life long dream of mine.

The Obstacles-I do not have the resources to purchase an instrument, nor to pay for lessons, nor do I know anyone that would be willing to teach me out of the kindness of their heart. In addition, I am the busiest Mommy alive and free time is next to none.

Now, for The Dream..........

I want to be able to play this song, on an acoustic guitar, to my son, and sing it to him as well. Which would also mean singing lessons because....well.....to say i need some "fine tuning" is an understatement.

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say.
And if you do this, It will help you some sunny day.

Take your time... Don't live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love,
And don't forget son, There is someone up above.

And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Be a simple kind of man.
Won't you do this for me son, If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son, Is to be satisfied.

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won't you do this for me son, if you can?

Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son, Is to be satisfied.

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Be a simple kind of man
Won't you do this for me son, if you can?

And with all do respect to Lynrd Skynrd, the song MUST be sung as the band SHINEDOWN sings it. They add such nice edge to it. "Rock it out" to where it needs to be.

That's it. That's one of my musical dreams. Maybe someday I will be able to fulfill it. I hope so.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

good luck with that connie!!!! ryans acoustic is getting re-strung right now, hes got a few little tunes down, maybe he'll let you try it out next time, i mean YOU STILL CAN get a kiss outa him sometimes, LOL

Colleen Corbett said...

I cant get close enough to him to even steal a kis...but if anyone can, it's ME. He has a soft spot for me for some reason. ;0)