A note from Quaver: On Musical Moments

by Abby @ Quaver on October 17, 2011

in On the Road with Quaver,Quaver's Notes

This week, Quaver shares a note on Musical Moments! Enjoy!

Star Spangled Suprise!

I learn a lot about music (and people) when I’m on the road!

The Quaver roadshow was in Kentucky back in February when something truly amazing happened!

We were staying in a hotel in Louisville (which is, of course, pronounced “Loo-uh-vull”) when my lovely assistant Gwenda told me that at 11pm on Friday night all the conference attendees would came out of their hotel rooms and onto the balcony to sing the Star Spangled banner!

And believe it or not, at 10:55pm, just as I slipped into a deep and melodic slumber, I was awakened by warm ups, clearing of throats, coughing, and gargling (well maybe not gargling . . . like I said, I was a bit drowsy). Then, all of a sudden,  400 people burst into a beautiful acoustic rendition of the U.S. national anthem.

All I could think was, “WOW!”

Being English (as in, from England!), I didn’t know all the words after the “Oh say can you see” bit, so I just listened. It honestly made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up (which reminded me to shave more regularly), but also made me realize something really important.

Music is really about DOING, just like that wonderful late-night, convention hall chorus.

And the truth is, we can all do it! So get out today and DO MUSIC! Sing, dance, clap, break into song in the middle of Wal Mart if you feel so led. And just as they usher you out of the building into a police car, ask the officer to sing “My Way” with you – he might just do it!

Every moment can be a musical moment.

When was the last time you embraced the moment and just DID music?

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