Monday, August 22, 2011
Sometimes, I just like to sing
I sing in the car. It's weird because I don't have a radio. It got stolen a couple of years ago, and I never found it in my budget to replace the dang thing. But when I'm in a good mood on my way home from work, I find myself singing. Belting out, even. And not necessarily any real song. I'll make up a melody and just create lyrics to go with it. Often just singing about what my day was like, or what I'm going to do when I get home. I stretch my vocal chords, too. I really want to be able to sing in deeper tones, but I want to extend the high end of my range as well.
I don't have any professional training, so my voice doesn't always sound great, but I can carry a tune. Especially if I know the tune. When I sing regularly (something I haven't done in quite some time) I actually have a decent voice. These days, it would fit better in a choir, in my opinion. When I have a tune to follow, I'm rarely out of key, but there's not enough body in my voice to make it anything special. Perfect for a choir!
Anyone who's dug through my archives knows that I used to play guitar. I'd like to pick it up again some day, maybe when I have a few bestsellers under my belt, but I don't do anything by halves. I want to get a good guitar and a good amp. That's something that would cost me at least three grande. I spent $500 on a guitar once, and that was a huge mistake. Don't get me wrong, you can get a decent guitar for $500, but it's going to be an acoustic without any electronics in it. I want a real electric guitar with a solid amplifier.
But that's somewhere off in the future. Right now I write. I tell stories, and I belt out my nonsense songs in the car.