This is it. It is a new cymbal, for the technically minded it is a Sabian Pro Studio 17″ crash. Neighbours beware.
It is down to my mother. Mum never, as far as I know, ever played a musical instrument, or even showed any desire to do so, but she sang and sang. She sang when doing the housework and sang along with the radio. She did stop singing now and again, to watch cricket, or to … More Why I am a musician
This was the setup today at church:
… or how to grow a congregation. Like it or not, music is important in the life of a local church. It is one of the things that helps congregations to grow, and also one of the things that divides. Getting the negative bit out of the way, forcing a congregation into a style of music … More Singing
I have just put a deposit on a new instrument, one of these: What I like is that it is ancient and modern, modern electronic sounds and samples triggered from a traditional folk instrument. http://www.roland.co.uk/products/el_cajon_ec-10/ It will arrive in about two weeks. Then I can start playing with it. I am going to do this … More New instument
One of the delights of pop music is it is easy to sing along to. And catch: Many are the earworms I have been unable to shake from my head. The problem is that for years I have been unable to sing along. My singing voice is in too low a register. Too many tenors … More Too many tenors
Television that is. The singer takes it all is the latest talent show on British television. It is more openly a karaoke show than other shows and a lot cheesier than other shows on offer. It is never going to have the ratings of the X Factor or The Voice, it is on a Friday … More Why is it just the singers?