Thursday, November 3, 2011

Perfect Fit

My friend, Brenda, and I finally hooked up to do some music at home. We've been talking about it for awhile. She plays classical and is now studying jazz vocals at the Jazz School, while I play jazz and am trying to get back into playing classical again.

Last weekend, we learned our first classical piece together, ARIOSO, she on cello and me on piano. Then on to jazz, she sang "Cry Me A River" which she learned in school, and I backed her up on piano. And since I wanted to learn vocals anyway, I started singing the song too later. Now she just has to pass on the songs she learns in school to me. That'll get me motivated to keep singing until I learn to just sing naturally!

Not bad for a first day! It was fun. We really enjoyed. A perfect fit, all right!

Here's to MUSIC, Brenda... and more!

Here's Diane Krall's "Cry Me ARiver" - same key and voice range!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Music Quotes

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Oscar Wilde