Tuesday, November 3, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award - from Clara


       Clara Stone, from The Golden Dusk, nominated me for the "One Lovely Blog Award."  Therefore, I shall follow two of these three rules:
Rule 1) Link back to the blogger who nominated you (that's Clara, of course)
Rule 2) Post seven facts about yourself
Rule 3) Nominate 15 other bloggers to participate
      The last rule, I'm going to modify a little bit because I'm not sure I can come up with 15 names on the spot.

      Now for the seven facts:

1. I can scratch out a simple tune on almost any woodwind, string, or percussion instrument.  Brass instruments are still rather hit or miss for me.  And I am not terribly skilled at any one instrument because I don't consistently practice.  :/

2. I can't really read sheet music.  My reading level is like first grade: c-c-c-c--a-a-a-a-a--t-t-t-t...c-c-c--a-a-a--t-t-t...c-c--a-a--t-t...c-a-t...cat!  r-r-r-r-r--a-a-a-a-a--n-n-n-n-n-n...  I am well-versed in music theory and I can transpose a chord sheet in my head while playing a song without skipping a beat.  But sheet music is not something I've been trained to.  Someday maybe...

3. I like fall colors (dark greens, browns, mahogany, rust, oranges, deep reds, etc) and spring colors (pinks, green, purple, blue, rose red, etc) best, although I occasionally wear black to look cool like my brother.

4.  I've been hiking in the mountains twice this year.

5. I have 2 dogs who are my constant companions when I'm home.

6. I don't drink coffee.  I rarely drink tea.  I like water.  Or water with a tiny bit of juice in it.

7. So far, I have seen the Atlantic Ocean, the Bering Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

       How about you?  I nominate the following to tell me about themselves (and you are welcome to leave a link to your response in my comments below): Chloe Linn, Olivia Fisher, Erudessa, Jessica, Emileigh, Jack, Jessy, Kathryn, Kiri, Anna, Ana, and anyone else who thinks this looks fun.


  1. It's funny because I read sheet music, and I wish I could play by ear. :D

    1. Wow! Can you sit down and play a song you have never heard before by reading the sheet?

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I'll see if I can get to answering it. :)

    So you learned music theory without playing a particular instrument? I'm working through fourth grade music theory at the moment - writing tunes, and cadences, and that fun stuff. :)

  3. Wow! Music theory...it always sounds so intimidating to me. I learned how to read music, but then discovered that I had so many more options if I played by ear. Though I'm a rather slow and cautious player by ear. ;)