Welcome to part three of the Getting To Know Me series. We’re talking about music this time around.
I’m a Musician
I’ve been around music all of my life. My mother is an excellent singer, and she also played the piano at home. I also recorded my first album when I was around ten years old. Actually, I just used a tape recorder to record myself singing along to other songs, but I thought it was pretty cool. And, no, none of you are allowed to hear it.
By the time junior high rolled around, I knew I wanted to be in the band. One of my friends said he was going to sign up to play drums, and that sounded good to me, so I did the same. Since that time, I’ve been a drummer.
Actually, during high school and college, I was more of a “percussionist” (yes, there is a difference). I played mallet instruments (xylophone, marimba), tympani, all sorts of other crazy things that make noise in classical and jazz bands. I minored in music in college, so I learned all about scales and theory and things I can’t remember now.
(Side note: I did take a year of piano lessons during college, and I really enjoyed it. My wife grew up playing the piano, so I’d love to buy a keyboard in the near future and learn more.)
Since I graduated college, I really only play drum set. Mostly because I don’t have time to play in classical-style groups these days, and having things like marimbas and tympani aren’t ideal for the townhouse I currently live in. I play almost every week at my church, and occasionally on the side with other groups.
Aside from playing an instrument, I just enjoy music in general. I have a really eclectic taste in music. I appreciate classical players who are super talented, and I also enjoy music created by people who only know three chords. I like music with real instruments, and I like music created electronically.
Every once in a while, I post about music on this blog. I hope you enjoy them.