Alison Wonderland

“Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?”

I had a blast today at the studio.  I created a song on a grand piano, then added drums.  I also realized I need to learn what all the words surrounding music production mean.  I should probably read a book or something.  But in the meantime, I’m having fun.  I called it, Crying in the Shower.

I took piano lessons when I was seven for a few months before my instructor left to attend university.  I added maraca because tambourine didn’t sound right.  Intuition is an exceptional creative tool.  I may not know the proper terminology for what I’m doing yet, but it’s not preventing me from having fun.  I still have a lot to learn.  So much.  I channeled Amy Lee with this song.  She’s incredibly talented, and I could watch her sing and play piano all day.

She’s taught me a lot about music.  Certainly more than my piano teacher.  Fortunately, Stevie Nicks showed me I don’t have to take formal lessons if I’m willing to explore, experiment, and trust myself.  They both make it look easy, but I know better.  Creating includes plenty of frustration, even at my level.  I’m pretty sure if I ever reach their level of excellence it will also involve tears and swearing combinations I haven’t discovered yet.  Heh.  I’m off to practice my guitar.

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