Wednesday, March 30, 2011
What Inspires You? You'd be Amazed...
It's Spring,equinox has come,the wheel of the seasons has turned once more,and everything is coming alive. I thought this a grand time for contemplating what gives us musical inspiration? Think outside the box here. All of our senses come into play on this one. I'll share here seeing as I can't hear what you're all thinking out there.
Getting outside because it's warmer,and I didn't realise how much I've missed the smell of the grass,hearing the birds singing,(including the woodpecker that rat-a-tat-tats on the power poles) and seeing flowers in bloom till I got out of the house & into the yard. That includes hearing bees buzz & seeing ladybugs. Being in the sun,I'm also getting my vitamin D for the day. And yes,I do notice a difference in my energy levels after-which means I'm more likely to stay up later playing ukulele,working on an arrangement of a tune,etc.
For those of you who don't have a yard to work in,one can take a trip to a nursery for an hour,go to a park,or make arrangements to stop in at a relatives or friends yard and either sit outside or do some yardwork. Cultivating a garden often cultivates our own creative musical flowerbeds.
Bike riding,surfing,walking,whatever it is that gets you out & about,will add to your energy levels and playing ability-just give it a try and see how it works for you!