Shaping the Melody

June 12, 2019

https://youtu.be/fgGGPCQhZfg Shaping the Melody words and music by Abigail Smith I was inspired to write this song Shaping the Melody by the rich tradition of music here in Ireland. I wrote and recorded the piece as a sound art piece. It is accompanied by a painted violin. The violin I painted was kindly donated by Crehans. The shop is in Drumcondra and is a great place to visit if you are looking to buy an instrument or get ...

A Year of Song- Song

June 1, 2019

https://youtu.be/Siie53Xtr2s A Year of Song This year from month to month I will put up a new song. I may put up more than one as I don’t want to set any limits on myself. I write a lot of music but getting it out there can be quite a long process. From my head to a demo to a music arrangement to studio recording then to stream is a long process. I record, mix and produce the tracks myself using the music program logic. I will ...

Journaling, Sound bath session.

July 4, 2018

Journaling to become open to creativity I read The Artists Way by Julia Cameron after I left college. I found it to be a truly inspiring book. I still use the morning pages tool although at the moment they often end up being afternoon pages while the twins sleep. What are the morning pages? It is an exercise of writing three pages of whatever comes out and it must be a pen on paper. Somehow it helps to bypass the critical ...