Share the Joy – Jammin’

On Sunday some friends got together for a music jam.

  I used to happily hang out in the audience, but at age 45, I started playing the flute. 
I had always wanted to do so…but in 4th grade, my band instructor – who must have needed SOME of the girls to play other instruments – coerced me into playing the clarinet.  

Ever since college, I’ve hung around with musical types…you know, the ones who can play four instruments and have a repertoire of 2,000 songs in their memory.  Well, so far, I can only read music.  So last Sunday I hung out on the fringes, and just tried to feel the music.  Lordy, was I terrible…but I did pick up a few notes here and there. 
It got me thinking that maybe I should try that again. 

It reminded me of switching from a friendship to a romantic relationship…awkward at first, but possibly the beginning of something delightful… and in some crazy way, it gave me a little blast of joy!

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~ by Dawn Elliott on May 5, 2011.

8 Responses to “Share the Joy – Jammin’”

  1. Joy and courage to you, Dawn. p.s. I played the flute in elementary school, but gave it up in middle school. I bought one in an antique store a couple of summers ago but gave it to my little granddaughter for when she’s the right age for school orchestra or band.

  2. I think that is so cool Dawn. Anything that can give you a “blast of joy” is worth the effort. Looks like great fun. I always wanted to learn the violin. I better hurry up, time is running out. Have a great day.

  3. as one who has always been musically challenged I bow to your attempts!

  4. I admire you for stepping out and trying something new that you knew you wouldn’t be that good at…and HAVING FUN! Peace, Olivia

  5. Hey Dawn ~
    Do a litle two-step, then a jig, play a lovely tune and have a good time. It looks like you are among kindred spirits. Music is healing to the soul. I have been reading lots of literature about music and therapy lately. It is good for the spirit. Be courageous!
    xo,
    Noelle

  6. i hear the beauty of this….
    and it brings me jOY!

  7. I used to play the guitar, when i was at school and fancied myself as a bit of a rocker. Now an acoustic guitar sits in my room all dusty. I try and pick it up from time to time and just can’t remember anything.

    Its fantastic that you made a good go at doing it, i wish i had that courage. 🙂 🙂

  8. Try and try – creating music with others brings such JOY!

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