This week Alissa from Clever Compass asked the #VlogMom community to share with three songs that take us back to a place, time, event, person, etc.
We are very conservative with our music; we enjoy classical, sacred, and some folk. This does tend to limit the buying of cds because we can’t just bop down to Target or Wal-mart and buy a new one. However, my husband and I have a good sized collection of approx. 150 cds that we have built up over the years. A friend asked about where we buy cds and I compiled a list of online sources. I thought that some of you might like to know about these resources.
My disclaimer: I’m not blanket endorsing everything on all of these sites. You are responsible for your own choices. If you have questions about specific ones feel free to ask me. These are listed in no specific order – not even alphabetically!
The autoharp usually generates interest when I take it some place to play a song. I’ve been fooling around with it for a couple years off and on – self-taught with the help of a really good autoharp player on YouTube. Praise the Lord for a husband that doesn’t mind tuning strings.
This is my wooden soprano recorder; it goes wonderful with children’s voices. I started with a plastic recorder in elementary school [like most everyone, I think], but never fully pursued it. I’ve heard great classical musicians with a recorder – and I can’t play like that. I’ve only taught myself enough to play songs with up to 2 accidentals. I have a wooden alto recorder, but haven’t take the time to become proficient on it.
It was easy for me to pick up and play a melodica because I read piano music very easily. I first played one in 2006 and got my own shortly after that. It is a fun, portable instrument. The main down side is that it is untunable; that’s also why I don’t usually play chords on it.
I found great words [by John Peterson] to this song – instead of “Give me oil in my lamp” – and my children & their friends sing it in nursing homes. It’s so fun to have everyone join with them on the chorus.