Why do I like participating in the world of music. I love that it is a way of participating with others in a creative process.
Music helps me express my feelings, and gives me hope that I am not alone in my feelings, and also to maybe help others who may have experienced some of the same feelings.
There is a whole world of commercialization of music and while it is important to be supported if it is your main way of making a living, I don’t think it is important to meet commercial expectations, or approval, because not everyone’s feelings are limited to being commercially appealing or entertaining.
I have written 5 or 6 songs relative to my experiences in life, and for me, it helped me deal with painful emotions, and difficult feelings of grief.
Lessons learned in life give me inspiration in song writing as well.
I am looking forward to becoming more technically skilled, I am taking lessons in guitar with a very talented musician, Allan Jossul, thru Long and McQuade in Courtenay BC. In my first lesson I have learned some really good techniques(basic but amazing ones actually) and look forward to more.