Yesterday, my dad and I went to a guitar store nearby.
AND THEY HAD BANJOS.
LOTS AND LOTS OF BANJOS.
So I played one...I sounded awful at first, since I didn't know what I was doing. XD But I randomly played different strings and eventually came up with something I considered adding to one of my songs.
I recorded it on my MP3 player (it's about twenty seconds long) and listened to it while looking through a list of my songs. I found a couple that could work, but I wasn't really sure about adding it.
Then I came across Keith Urban's song.
IT FITS PERFECTLY.
I always have ideas for the music for songs, and the melody will get stuck in my head, but I'd never be able to actually play it since I don't have the instruments. (And I will never learn how to tune that violin. Ever.)
But now that I can go to this store and play around with the banjo (I'll really never learn how to tune it) and experiment. This is so exciting! I can't wait to play with it again. :)
The thrill of learning a new instrument...it's so much fun. It's like checking out a new artist's music—which is another thing I'm currently doing.
For any fans of "The Voice," do you guys remember Nathan Parrett? He went up against Pip in one of the rounds and, unfortunately, didn't go further on the show. Although he definitely should have—he was really awesome.
I found his YouTube channel and Facebook page, so I'm going to start watching his videos. I can't wait to hear some of his music—especially since, I'm pretty sure, country isn't his genre. That was something that was really fun about listening to Pip's EP. I'm so used to country that it's really strange to listen to pop songs.
And I'm pretty much done with my illness.
SO MANY AWESOME THINGS!!!
Have a great weekend, everybody! Thank you all so much for reading. :)