A New Beginning & A Fresh Coat Of Paint

I honestly didn’t realize I started this blog back in April of 2009. I have come a very long way since then, and a lot has happened. I have been wanting to start writing again, personally. So I decided to come back here, and begin anew with a fresh look to the site. I hope you all enjoy.

This morning my friend Kiri Callaghan posted this amazing video to her Facebook wall.

Now I am a fan of Lindsey Stirling, but the performance of the musicians in this video is incredible!  You can see how the music affect them deeply and they cant help but express that through heartfelt emotion and dance.  I remember feeling that way once about music.  I can still remember the first time I listened to Rent. The music and chords were amazing, and I could feel the raw emotion of the music down to my core. When I played in the Northwest Chamber Orchestra we once played The Bacchanale by Saint Saens. Never before had I thrown myself into learning a piece of music. As we performed it on stage I remember feeling connected to the music in a way that I had never experienced before. My entire body was vibrating with the sound of the music, and I loved it.

As I watched the video above I realized that it has been a long time since music has spoken to me, and I have felt an emotional response that reaches down to my core.  This understanding really upset me, especially considering how music has always been a big part of my life.  Somehow over the years I let it slip away, and I want the passion I once had for music back.

I am planning on having my parents ship me out my Viola, and I am going to pick one piece of music and throw myself into learning it.  This is really not going to be as easy as it sounds as it has been years since I read music, and even longer since I attempted to play anything outside of simple Christmas tunes a few years ago.  While I am not starting from scratch I will have to relearn a great deal.  But I am going to give myself till the end of the year to learn this piece of music and then I plan to present it in a performance.  Its been a long time since I had the opportunity to perform music in public and I am looking forward to doing it again.

Until then I hope to be able to stoke the passions I once had for music back into a roaring fire of emotion.  Wish me luck!

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