Favorite Music Genres and Performers

Having a musical blog I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to write a post about music! Would it? 🙂

I’ve always loved music-at least for as long as I can remember.  Even when I was quite young I loved to record cassette tapes of my singing and sometimes playing silly “instruments” of rubber-bands pulled over cups (or banging on my little sister’s musical toys).  I still have a tape of songs that I made up as I sang them-I was pretty good with rhymes!

Practicing my violin-Jonathon took this picture

I LOVE music!

Obviously I don’t still play rubber-band covered cups or toddler’s toys, but I still love music. (I just play more grown-up style instruments…)  Still, rather than sing or play sometimes in my busy life it’s easier to simply listen to someone else’s music (I’m still not sure how anyone could enjoy listening to themselves…). I own an MP3 player like many people do these days, and it is filled with LOTS of music. Just to give you an idea of the music I love–music like: Christian Berdahl’s albums (The Narrow Way and A Vision of Heaven), Sarah Draget (Last Chance), Sean Nebblett (My Prayer), The Nebblett Family (To Live is Christ), Fernando Ortega (Hymns and Meditations), Valley View Quartet (Homesick for Heaven), Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, Fur Elise, and other misc. songs.   I try to make sure that the music I listen to is uplifting and follows my music convictions. (That’s a whole other post if I ever get to it–maybe some day I’ll write about the Autumn in which I learned the answer to many of the “why” questions about music. If you ask me to I’ll try to write it out…If nobody does then I might get to it someday. 🙂 ) I enjoy music from lots of different genres. My favorites are bluegrass and country but it’s hard to find music in those styles that I’d be okay with listening to. 😦

At other times it really doesn’t matter if you’re busy.  It doesn’t seem to matter what time it is. Or if you should have been sleeping 3 hours ago (or for another 3 hours).  There are times when I have a song or poem ringing in my head and all I can think about is putting it on paper.

Maybe I ought to share one of the songs I’ve written…someday.

But for now I’m not sure if I want to. I don’t want to lose the opportunity to officially copyright them (though I do own the copyright to everything in this blog-it’s unofficial.)

So now you know what music I listen to, I’m interested in what music you listen to!

What genre (style) of music do you enjoy? 

Do you have any specific singers or instrumentalists that you really like?

I’d love to hear your answers in the comments!