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Hi everyone! I'm so thrilled to find this forum. I'm new to songwriting and singing. I started a few months ago after getting an iPad and discovering the amazing app "GarageBand". I don't have any formal music training, though I did play an instrument (the flute) in middle school and high school. I also sang in the choir as a young(er) person, but sadly I've forgotten everything and can no longer read music...which of course makes songwriting a bit challenging :) Everything I produce and record is just the result of my sounding out the notes until it approximates what I have in mind.

I've always had little songs that would pop into my head and I've written poetry since childhood, but I never had an opportunity to turn anything into an actual song until I got my iPad (eternal gratitude to Steve Jobs!!)

So far I've recorded about 6 songs that are more or less completed products. Making music is the most enjoyable creative endeavor I've ever experienced. It is all consuming: the feeling of channeling emotions into an external form.. bringing something that's in my head out into the world.. conveying the energy and spirit that inspired the lyrics.. the excitement of giving birth to this new thing.. all of it is so incredibly rewarding. Quite a high - right up there with the transcendent experience of feeling my connection to God.. or making love. For me, it's all the same anyway: being one with creating, creation and the Creator.

This artistic outlet is a fun hobby for me and a nice complement to my busy and largely analytical life as a college professor, researcher and writer. Several of my friends and family members encouraged me to develop my skills and consider taking it more seriously. I'm not sure if I want to take this "seriously" - it's fun for me - but I do want to get better at it.

So that's why I'm here. Songs available here :

Love to all the artists out there,

Crystal

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Welcome to Songstuff Crystal, good to meet you :)

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Welcome to Songstuff, Crystal :) It's nice to "meet" you. I'm looking forward to hearing and reading your work. Very nice intro. Hope you find some inspiration here in our community and can develop your skills even further!

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Hey & welcome to the site Crystal ! :thumbup: Nice intro BTW.

Tom

Thanks Tom!

Hi, great intro.

Hey, look forward to getting to knew you here

Welcome to Songstuff, Crystal :) It's nice to "meet" you. I'm looking forward to hearing and reading your work. Very nice intro. Hope you find some inspiration here in our community and can develop your skills even further!

Thank you Carrie! Love your font, by the way :)

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