Well I know that you all know the line sometimes you gotta dance, pray etc. Well how about I reword that saying by adding the word sing. Everyone has their own hobbies and singing happens to be mine. I sing about anything and everything. Singing just gets you through something called life in the good and bad times. Sometimes I even add emotion in my songs that I sing and I think that really brings people to the artist and their song. I watch a lot of the singing shows on tv as well and I learn from a lot of those artists. It takes a lot to bring emotion into your songs and sometimes you just have to write it all out first on paper and then practice it. When you practice it you always seem to re write it over again and again and again. Believe me I have done that so many times. Sometimes I think of another song to sing or blend two songs together.
Some of the times songs just come to me and some I just have to start writing and later on think that they have to be shortened because they are too long. So that is where the blending of two songs come in. So that is another reason why I have started blogging about singing because I write about it so I might as well blog about it and see what happens. There is no bad song out there people may like them and then people won’t like them it is their opinion. However, if they tell you it is a bad song just continue singing anyways and practice it. People have an opinion about everything these days.
One of my favorite quotes that I like to say is this from the movie Frozen.
“Let It Go”
A lot of my songs are based on relationships because I am in one. Most of them are happy and then there are some about breakups.
Some are about cafe’s and then some are just about sitting here with you.
Write about how you feel, practice and see what happens. If you need to change something put it in the song and take stuff out. That is the fun part of the song where you take stuff out and put other stuff in to replace it. The options you have of being a song writer are limitless.
Sometimes you just got to sing to get through life. You never know you will find out that you have talent with your voice or an instrument. (Take it from me from a person that didn’t know that she had talent with an instrument to someone who could change the song) with a ukulele.
Sometimes like I said earlier you think of another song when doing a song and you can put the both together to make it yours.
Hope this inspires you!!!
Mary Beth (From The Heart)
Easier said than done right? Well believe it or not singing does make your mood in a better state. I do it all of the time and once I start singing I want to sing more because I like being happy. I like making other people happy as well. If you aren’t the best singer than that is ok you can always put your favorite music on that is exactly how I started singing because music always makes me happy.
This picture was taken this summer when I was on the street singing some of my songs.
Whether you are sad or depressed etc singing just for a few minutes can make your day better everyday. Also get a group together and talk about it or put yourself out there and write about your story.
If you guys have any ideas on an original song that you would like to hear please feel free to comment on this blog. I do mostly country but if you want me to step out of my comfort zone and do something different I can work on that. I am really hoping to bring you guys new music starting next year and I can put it in my website when it is up and running. I already have some original songs that I have been working on:
Hey God, Peter Pan, The whole world knows my name, and Tornado… More to come on these when my website is up and running.
Also I was thinking of more input on this one last night when I was at a stop light. Do you ever start thinking of a song when you are waiting for the light to turn green or if you hear something on the radio you think of another title for your song so you don’t steal the artists? I do this all the time. Also I maybe take the artists song and revamp the song to make it mine. I see a lot of artists doing this on tv shows now and they seem to win America’s heart by doing so. So it definitely can make it into a different song even though it might be there song.
Thoughts on some new songs are:
Just Shut Up and Drive
This is Gonna Hit Me
Please let me know what you all think!!!
Hello let me start by introducing myself and my group and how I have started doing all of my singing.
My name is Mary Beth and I started singing about a couple of years ago and when I decided to stop pursuing school any longer because it was taking too long I decided to fill up my time that I have on the weekends with singing. So I did that and when I was watching a show called Americas Got Talent this summer, I kept on thinking that a kid was going to win in the end however, I liked others as well. This girl named Grace Vanderwaal was the girl that stole Americas heart. Every week she would sing on stage with her ukulele keep in mind she is only 12 years old. So she was the one that won everything last season. She is now this big super star and she didn’t even know it.
So that is why I decided to pick up a ukulele myself and I just started playing around with it and it has been a great addition with my original songs that I do. Everything that I have done has not been original till this summer. I was talking to a restaurant where I live at and they said that they do except talent in their café but they were booked up for the rest of the season and they are only open till 3:00 pm in the afternoon. This is where I started doing a bunch of original songs in this time frame and I haven’t stopped since.
A little bit more of what kind of songs that I do for all of you. I am basically a country girl and I love my country music but however, I will mix it up sometimes and do songs that are out of my comfort zone. I am really not wanting to be a performer but I just want to get my songs out there for others to hear. I hope that I put a smile to your face just as much as I have enjoyed singing all of the original songs for you.
I hope that I have gotten your attention and I hope that you will stay tuned to the rest of these posts and my website coming to a computer near you called From The Heart in January of 2017.
Thank You All For Coming and please come back and bring your friends.. Feel free to follow me if you would like.