I like making music when I have time, but lately I haven’t had the much wanted free time. When I make music, I take forever because I am so picky of what instruments I want to use, the tempo, sound, genre and beats. Once I have everything in order, I then begin the long hours of composing a song. Granted it’s not Grammy worthy, but it is fun to make. It is a small labor of love that I like sharing with people. Here are two songs I made a while ago.
Click the two links to hear the songs!
The first song was inspired by a French friend and art. I used to play the flute as a teen, so I had to incorporate that sound into the song as the main instrument. I have to tell you a little secret. The French Flute Player was one of my first songs and I was still using the 3 minute “quicky” software so I was a bit conservative in only making it 2 minutes long.
This song was inspired by memories down in Brazil. I’m always fascinated by the little things in life and fireflies are right up there. This song is 3 minutes long and I finally was able to get the offline software that allows you to compose a song as long as you want. I’m pretty proud of the little “ping” sounds in the background as I thought it reminded me of the fireflies who blink off and on whilst flying around at night. Towards the end of this song, I use the same flute that I used for “The French Flute Player” as a “nod” to it-my little secret in connecting the two songs. Another reason I like “Dance of the Fireflies” is because if you listen to it with headphones, it is as if the music is circling your head from one ear to the other in stereo. Pretty cool in my opinion. I chose that function because I liked how it sounded in my ears.
I miss making music. I think it’s about time I make another song. 🙂 I have a feeling it will be inspired by my friend’s wedding next month that I will be going to. I have known this friend since we were both 5 years old and I couldn’t be happier for her!