So … with my new epiphany in mind - the one I wrote about in my last blog entry - I have thrown myself into yet another contest.
Guitar Center has a singer/songwriter competition, in search of the next great American songwriter! The grand prize of this contest includes:
Pretty awesome grand prize!
Being a nominee for "Best Album" at the Utah Music Awards was exciting to say the least! But I didn’t realize until I attended the Awards Ceremony just how truly exciting it was!
I’m really new to the music scene, not just in Utah, but everywhere and anywhere. Although I have always been a fan of great music, I never really immersed myself in following bands or songwriters. Often I didn’t even know the name of the artist whose song I loved. And because I never considered writing music myself, I haven’t paid much attention to styles, beats, lyrics, or harmonic progressions. That’s a pretty strange statement from a gal who majored in music and graduated Magna Cum Laude!
Writing music has never been part of my life plan. I recall being in high school and having an idea for a song, which I promptly wrote down and played with a little...but after an hour or so, I decided my idea was stupid and that no one would like it. So I put the song away, determined never to attempt to do such a ridiculous thing again! Although as a Music Major I was required to compose from time to time as an assignment, I never was brave enough to use music as a means of self-expression. After all, that would mean baring my soul to the world, a thing I was hardly able to do to myself, much less to anyone else.