Music is a universal feature of the human experience. Every human culture has music. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it. It reflects something profound about who we are and our experience of the world. The power of an old song can trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. Every one of my favorite songs has a story to go with it. Some of them I might share and some I’d like to keep to myself *WINK*!
Music has been a huge part of my life. My mom is one of nine children and family functions were always filled with music. Someone would play guitar or ukulele and everyone would sit in Grandma’s living room and sing along. The repertoire consisted of old songs that Grandma sang as a little girl during the Depression, folk songs, old hymns, the Beatles, Gene Autry, Hank Williams…you name it, they could play it and sing it! My paternal grandparents had a piano at their house. My Papaw taught me to play Chopstix and Heart and Soul. I begged to take piano lessons and took them until I started high school. I can still read music and play when I visit at mom and dad’s. My husband gave me a ukulele for Christmas about five years ago and I taught myself to play. I can entertain myself for hours, until I’m hoarse and my fingers are sore!
Today’s post is part of the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop. The challenge this month is to visit the Club Scrap YouTube channel, choose a video tutorial with a technique that inspires us, then make pages, cards or other projects inspired by that video. I chose the Piano Hinge Book. I have a guitar tabs app on my phone, but having a collection of favorite songs in a handmade book is priceless. This way I can make notes (or write down a story) in my own handwriting. That will be a lost art one day!
I copied and pasted my favorite music in a Photoshop Elements document and printed on Club Scrap® card stock. This was a song my Grandma would sing when she played guitar. I loved her voice.
Maybe I won’t need reading glasses to see this in the firelight!
The piano hinge binding is so intriguing. I love how the pages mesh together like cogs on a wheel!
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