In the spirit of Halloween being only a couple days away, I thought I'd share my latest project...
A promo video that I created for Halloween Horror Nights!
Thanks to Nicholson School of Communication and Universal Orlando Resort, I was able to go to Halloween Horror Nights (for the first time ever) for free! I also got the opportunity to be featured on Universal Orlando's blog and YouTube channel as well as an article on UCF Today!
Here is the 5-minute video of the experience! Let me know what you think, and if you haven't gone yet, definitely make sure to check out the 25th Anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal! You won't regret it :)
Things have been super hectic with my classes, internship, job, and severe carpal tunnel...but I finally did another cover! Here it is, I hope you like it! <3
Chandelier! Here's my cover of this catchy pop tune that I just CANNOT get out of my head! I've been pretty sick lately, so I took it down a little (can't hit those high notes right now). I also have carpal tunnel so I'm singing to a karaoke track.
I decided to "Go" for it and try the Guitar Center Singer Songwriter contest! Visit my page here to vote (page views=votes). Here is one of my entries!
New cover of a Ben Rector song! It's a shorter one, only half of the song. But I did some harmonies on it that I hope you will enjoy! <3
I have loved this song for a while, and it was one of the first songs I learned how to play by Colbie Caillat. Here I am playing it a couple years ago...
And here I am playing it tonight!
I've been feeling kinda lazy lately! I'm still getting into the groove, and I want to be less lazy and do more writing! For now, all I have is this video of "The Lazy Song"...but stay tuned for less lazy things! :) By the way, there's a silly surprise in the video, so watch the whole thing! (it's short anyway, it's only a verse and chorus).
I'm sad that summer is ending, but at the same time, I am excited for what this new semester will bring. I wanted to sing this song with a friend I made over summer. She's a super talented singer and fellow staff member! I hope you enjoy our video :)
Due to being extremely busy, I am posting a video from February of my freshman year. I participated in the Miss UCF pageant, and this was one of the first times I'd performed at UCF. I'd performed original songs before, mostly at my mom's store, but this was sort of different. I was being "judged" on my talent (how does one "judge" talent?) as a part of the competition. I wished I'd been able to sing the whole song, but had to cut it short to meet the time limit. I was pretty nervous.
The audience started "the clap" (which also happened to me at graduation when I played an original song as part of my speech, and my guitar was totally out of tune...) I feel like the clap always happens when people don't really like the music, to encourage the musician/band to keep going to finish the song or something. Another reason (which makes more sense) to start the clap would be if encouraged by the singer/band to clap. In this case, I was not encouraging anyone, nor was I in need of encouragement...but people started clapping. I already have issues with staying on tempo, so I think the clap threw me off more. However, I didn't really care that it was happening. A line in my song right before the chorus "can it wait 'til I'm done" seemed to be misinterpreted by the audience. They thought I was asking them to stop clapping until I was done! A friend of mine told me this after the performance, and I personally thought it was hilarious.
Well enough blabbing, here it is! :) 11/11 posted on 8/8 ;P I love repeating numbers...
It's a new month, school is starting again soon, and I've been thinking a lot about life...and love. I wanted to do a song that portrays part of my past, represents my present, and lets me fantasize for the future. I sang this song with my sister for a wedding, when my dad married my stepmom.
"Everything means nothing, if I ain't got you." Thank you for reading and watching. Spread the love!
Well, not really, but maybe someday! For now, my boyfriend and I did this cover of Paperback Writer by The Beatles! Enjoy :)
Though this song is so simple, and I threw this together at the last minute... I really like this song and I hope you enjoy my version of it! If not, "I don't care go on and tear me apart". :)
I went home for the weekend and decided to write a short poem about it!
I rarely go home
I'd rather just roam
On ground that's my own
I do like to see
Friends and family
And spend some time
To relax and unwind
I saw my older sister, and I never get to see her
I saw my little brother, and he's truly like no other
My mom and stepdad, well they weren't so bad...
Sometimes it's nice to look back on what we had
Well, I know it wasn't the best poem, but it's what was going on in my head...Anyway, I made a cover video while I was at home, and I wanted my sister to be in it with me, but there wasn't enough time and she didn't really want to (although we did make some "rough run" videos...maybe I'll post them in the near future?)
Without further ado, here's the latest video, "Untouchable" by Taylor Swift!
I hope that everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July with fireworks, family, and friends! After all of the fun, I edited this video together and threw in a little something special to celebrate 'Murica (the beads that I use to create the percussion are patriotic colors!) So check out this video of "Here Comes Your Man" originally by the Pixies (but my cover is more similar to Meaghan Smith's version).
A post about winter in the summer? That makes no sense! But it does...it's the name of a beautifully sad song by Kina Grannis that really touches my heart. I feel so much when I hear it and sing it. From the moment I first heard the song, before she even released her new album, I loved it. She was inspired by dead flowers when writing this song. These are the types of songwriting skills I hope to be able to gain and use someday for my songs.
Anyway, here it is, my cover of Winter. Sorry for the strange angle, I was recording it on a video camera and couldn't see myself, so I didn't know it looked weird. Also I know it's not perfect and I probably sound bad at a lot of parts, but just try to look past that lol. I recorded the guitar and percussion parts separately beforehand in garageband, then recorded the singing/video, then did some harmonies over. Let me know what you think! Thank you for watching <3
So in honor of her, and her new baby, I am posting my cover of one of Kelly's songs "My Life Would Suck Without You"!
Also, I'm posting a pretty happy/smiley video of my original song, "With You" to further counteract the normal negative/scary connotations of "Friday the 13th". The harmonies I recorded over could be considered "haunting" (since they're a little weird, maybe minor at some parts), but other than that, it's a really light song with a nice, joyful message. I hope you can relate to the words and I hope you enjoy this video! Thank you for watching & reading. You rock :D
News! I've decided to post videos I'm posting to YouTube to my blog every Friday! I am always not the most confident person...and I often think my videos aren't that good. But if I'm posting them to YouTube, I might as well post them to my website. Especially if I want to get more serious about music. I know they're not all perfect, but they're a part of me...and they're good practice! I'm going to be doing covers every week and soon I'll be posting more originals! If you like my style, please subscribe to my channel!
This is a cover of one of my favorites, Bubbly by Colbie Caillat. My mom recorded this at our store in Venice, Florida over winter break. I've been missing my family lately, and reminiscing old memories...so I'm kind of posting this in honor of that. Let me know what you think! And as always, thank you for watching! :)
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