Wrote a new song and recorded it properly for once

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Wrote a new song and recorded it properly for once

Post by Dan » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:58 am

Hello. Thought I'd post this here. It doesn't really have anything to do with Dyspraxia, except to prove that one can play piano, even with Dyspraxia - it just takes more effort. I think we have a habit of putting ourselves down and I would never have started playing had I not met a fellow Dyspraxic with piano skills. :)


I can't sing at all well, but whatever. ;)

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Re: Wrote a new song and recorded it properly for once

Post by Christopher 192018 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 am

Hi Dan ,

Recently I was diagnosed with dyspraxia and Im off to study musical theatre , my main strengths are the singing and acting haha. Unfortunately not the dancing haha but id imagine it will get better.
Though I've got to say I really loved the song, think the melody and chorus is great . You seem to have a real talent for writing , keep it up! :)

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Re: Wrote a new song and recorded it properly for once

Post by musicdad » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:20 pm

I like your song, and it's great to hear that you were inspired to discover a talent you didn't know you had or a skill you thought might be beyond you.

I am lucky enough to have earned my living as musician for a few years (in the distant past), and although those days are gone, music will always be a huge part of my life and 'musician' is how I primarily identify myself even though it is not my bread and butter any more. I am not as dexterous on my instruments as some of my friends, but I'm pretty good and I think there is a 'musical intelligence' that is a different aspect to making music to the technical aspects of playing an instrument, and I have a great deal of that (plus I have NEVER been into practicing any instrument in the conventional sense, I don't really know how I built my skill up really). Your song demonstrates this musical intelligence too, for example there's one bit where there's some lovely tension followed by a resolution.

I'm just saying this here to do my bit in breaking down some preconceptions about dyspraxia. I've recently found out I have dyspraxia and I am also good at music and playing instruments so I think the two are not mutually exclusive.

Apparently John Lennon found out he was dyslexic later in life, and many think he also had dyspraxia, although not confirmed I don't think. He was not a very dexterous musician, but no-one can deny his talent.

This is an interesting topic.

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