Where Does Good Music Come From?

Most of you already know this, but I’ll say it again….I love music.  It can set my heart free from the burdens of this world and put me in a better mood almost within a few bars of a good song.  Where does good music come from?  Does it….

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..Come from sitting at an instrument, improvising and having fun and then it suddenly comes like a bolt from above?

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..Come from having skilled and talented mixers/recorders/engineers and using the very best that technology offers?

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..Come from above, inspired by an amazing Creator God who has made us in His image, able to love and be inspired and create a new thing?

Actually, I think all three are valid and true.  I am totally into a good mic and an awesome effect put on my voice to make it sound just a little cooler than before.  🙂  I love sitting at the piano and playing away, some good and some bad chords until something just hits me.  And I also know, without a doubt, that God above allows me to live and move and do anything that I can do.  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…” -James 1:17   Have an awesome week ahead, using the very special and unique gift that you have, to create something new and beautiful.  Slainte, Lisa

Thoughts and Sights of Audio

“Writing about music is like dancing about  architecture.” – Laurie Anderson

“When words leave off, music begins.”    -Heinrich Heine

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach


“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.”  – Thomas Carlyle

Now, maybe you should go find your favorite music.  And have a wonderful, tuneful weekend!  Slainte, Lisa

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Singing a New Song

I want to sing a new song.  Something different, something new, something that I haven’t sung before.  The biggest fear as a songwriter is writing something that sounds like another song.  Yet I’m surrounded by influences, music echoing through my mind all day.

So I guess you take the good, discard the bad, and try to put your own spin on the song the best you can.  And look above for the inspiration, for the creative spark which originates from God.

Here’s a clip of U2 singing “40”, based on Psalm 40, filmed at Red Rocks.  “I will sing, sing a new song.”