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I See It by Wishfall
I looove to play guitar, and sing and write songs. Taylor Swift is such an inspiration for all those things, although I picked up a guitar because of Aly and Aj. :) Either way I'm glad I decided to learn. I wish that one day I share my music with the world and touch people's hearts just like T Swizzle does haha :) Long Live Taylor Swift!
Well I have a youtube channel and it'd be kinda cool if you checked out, but only if you want to! It's ShandiMusic94 haha, I'm so creative with usernames, I also put it in the links so you don't have to search youtube for it.
Oh so, some things I love other than music are: Harry Potter! If there's anything I love as much as Taylor Swift, it'd be Harry Potter. I also love like every disney movie ever, especially The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Finding Nemo. I also really enjoy playing video games, like Kingdom Hearts, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Mario Kart (Wii), and there's probably many others, haha too many to list. I'm also becoming super obsessed with the band Fun. They are just sooo amazingly perfect, and I actually saw them in concert on 8/25/2012. It was a great night! haha :) And I have yet to see Taylor in concert, so that should tell you how much I love them. Also, I finally read The Hunger Games, and omg, I've been missing out! haha I'm glad I finally read it, cuz I LOOOVED it!
A little more about me: I recently turned 18 and I'm just trying to figure out what to do with my life right now. I've had a guitar since I was 12 (it was an electric) and I only learned a few simple chords but that was it, so I couldn't really actually play. But on my 16th birthday I got my 2nd guitar (which was acoustic) and that's when I really started learning how to play. The first song I could ever play on guitar was Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves, (although I learned the Aly and Aj version ahah) but the first song I learned on my acoustic was Taylor's cover of Umbrella by Rihanna, and thus, my Taylor obsession began. I had already kinda liked Taylor's music before that, but I wasn't a Swiftie. After learning that song I started learning a bunch of other Taylor songs, then when I started adding singing to the guitar parts I had learned, I realized how beautiful and amazing her lyrics are. From then on I learned practically every Taylor song ever. :) I got my very first Taylor Brand Guitar for my graduation present, and it was one of the best presents ever! :) I've always really loved Taylor Guitars and wanted one for the longest time. (Btw, incase you're wondering, it's a Taylor 110ce, and I love it. A LOT.) :D
My very best friend is my cousin Khristina. :) She's a ginger, but she is amazing all together. She loves music as well, she plays guitar, and sings, and writes songs, so we have a special bond. We actually started learning guitar together. The Taylor version of Umbrella was the first song we learned, it was her idea to learn it, I just was like "sure why not". She's about 1 year younger than me. She is probably my favorite cousin ever. She has an AMAZING voice to start off with, secondly, she plays guitar like a god. Haha she's never had any music lessons at all really, she mostly taught herself what she knows. And thirdly (that a word??) she writes amaaaazing songs with amazing melodies and beautiful lyrics. :) She is my best friend. She's been my best friend since we were like 5 and we'd sing like Britney Spears together, ohhh those were the days. Unfortunately she lives almost 3 hours away from me, which is just not okay. We wish we could spend everyday together, but really we only see each other maybe 2 or 3 times a year. :( One day, though, we ARE going to change that. I'm not sure if this will actually happen, but we plan on getting an apartment together eventually. If we did live next door to each other or something, we'd probably be making music together like every second. Oh, did I mention she's a Swiftie too? Yeah, it makes our bond even stronger haha. We also both loooove Ed Sheeran, so when we go to her Red tour (cuz we will make it happen somehow haha). Omg. It's gonna be a good day! :D Can't wait! Haha, well I could go on and on about Khristina, but I feel like I need to stop. Soo if you're interested in hearing her, she is in a few of my youtube videos. If we had it our way, we'd make youtube videos together alllll the time, but we can only make them those 2 or 3 times a year when we're together. :/ Anyways, Khristina is amazing. Love ya!
Did I mention I'm listening to Taylor Swift while writing all of this? :)
Taylor Swift songs I can play on guitar and/or other instruments haha:
Taylor Swift (Album):
-Tim McGraw (guitar)
-Teardrops On My Guitar (guitar)
-Should've Said No (guitar)
-Our Song (guitar)
-Jump Then Fall (guitar)
-Untouchable (Taylor's Version) (guitar)
-Fearless (guitar, lead line and rhythm)
-Love Story (guitar)
-Hey Stephen (guitar)
-White Horse (guitar)
-You Belong With Me (guitar)
-You're Not Sorry (guitar)
-Forever & Always (guitar)
-The Best Day (guitar)
-Sparks Fly (guitar)
-Back To December (guitar)
-Speak Now (guitar, ukulele)
-Dear John (guitar)
-The Story Of Us (guitar)
-Never Grow Up (guitar, I do the plucking)
-Long Live (guitar)
-If This Was A Movie (guitar)
-I Knew You Were Trouble (guitar)
-All Too Well (guitar, lead line and rhythm)
-Stay Stay Stay (guitar, ukulele, paino, mandolin)
-The Last Time (guitar, piano)
-Holy Ground (guitar)
-Everything Has Changed (guitar)
-Begin Again (guitar)
-Come Back... Be Here (guitar)
-Safe & Sound (guitar, I do the plucking)
-Eyes Open (guitar)
-Today Was A Fairytale (guitar)
-Ronan (guitar, I do the plucking)
-Aaaaand the monologue song! hahhaha (guitar of course! :D)
Taylor Swift Songs I've Covered On Youtube (links are in my songbook!):
-Sparks Fly (on my channel with my sister)
-Never Grow Up
-Hey Stephen/Enchanted Mashup
-Back To December
-You Belong With Me
This note from Topaz is the sweetest thing ever! I'm so happy we're friends. :)
Song writing contests I've won! :)
For anyone who has read all of this, well thank you for taking your time to read about my life. Haha :) Taylor Swift is the best. The End.
We had a thunderstorm today and it inspired me to write this haha. It's completely random and fictional, but I hope you like it! :) You can listen to it here :) Verse 1: sitting here in this storm getting drenched with rain I silently watch the flickering of the streetlight yet somehow this is taking away all the pain seeing the lightning flashes almost out of sight somehow...