Lovely Musical Melodies By Geraldine[CD]
Geraldine Houghton Geraldine calls herself a \'by gosh and by golly\' musician. She has always loved music and started piano lessons when she was 7 years old. As an only child her parents doted on her and thought she was a genius when she picked out tunes by ear on the piano. At the same time she was struggling with reading in school. Her mother wondered why she could read music but not words. In the early fifties no one had heard of dyslexia. But it was through the study of music that her reading improved. It was not until Geraldine was an adult that she finally found out why she had such difficulty with reading. Geraldine often grew bored with practicing the piano for an hour a day as her mother insisted. In her boredom of going over the same song she often heard other music and different sequences of chord progressions. This improvising got her in trouble for \'goofing around\'. She even tried to be a one man band by securing bells to her arms or feet, hanging her saxophone around her neck and a drum at her feet, while still playiing the piano. But it was this sense of creativity that helped her create her unique music. In junior high school she walked into marching band and said she wanted to join. The band teacher asked, \'What instrument do you play?\' Gerri answered \'The piano\'. Her teacher laughed and stuck a alto sax in her hands. All through junior high and high school Gerri pursued the arts. For large musicals she often played in the orchestra for one song and then ran back stage to perform a dance or a theatrical number. She thought it was great fun! Geraldine creates fun wherever she goes. Whether it is traveling the world with her husband of 48 years, laughing with her three daughters or enjoying her 7 grandchildren (soon to be eight) her laughter fills the room. Much of her music was inspired by her family and their many adventures. On her CD the song \'Angel Baby\' was written for her eldest daughter as a mother\'s lullaby. \'I Think of You\' was written for her second daughter to perform for a music recital. The song \'Annie\' was created for her youngest daughter. It was through the encouragement of family and friends that Geraldine became more serious about her music. Taking music theory and other classes from her good friend Dr. John Herst boosted her confidence to share her music. As she developed as a musician, she realized that music isn\'t music unless you share it. While the current trends of popular music seem to have zero melody and pounding bass, Geraldine\'s music takes you to a peaceful yet upbeat place where the melody still reigns. She has beautiful lyrics for all of her music but has yet to find the right vocalists. Maybe you might be the one. Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org). Geraldine views life as an adventure, where windows of opportunity open and then close. She creates during those brief moments when the window opens, the breeze blows and the wind whistles the music of life. She hopes you will enjoy her music as much as she has enjoyed creating it.
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