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Irenemarias Music Lensography

Updated on December 23, 2012

I have always loved music

Since I was a tiny little girl, I have loved music, I have danced, played instruments and of course listened to music. I guess you can call me a omnivorous when it comes to music!

In my home town, there was a musician who donated a lot of money to help children in school learn how to play for free. You were allowed to borrow an instrument and try. If you after a year (two semesters) still thought this is the path for you, then you had to buy your own instrument. Many of us bought used ones and continued playing and learning for free at school.

My first instrument my mom and dad bought for me was a recorder of wood. The second was a violin that i played for many years

This is a Swedish favourite! OH BOY!

If you want to get an idea of my music favourites - play this video while browsing through my Music lensography!

My music instruments in school

The violin, the piano, the clarinet and the saxophone.

First I played the recorder to learn to read music notes. It was a very good beginning in a small musicians life! I recommend that to parents.

I had my own violin teacher for 8 semesters. She was a skilled violinist and she had a lot of patience with me. I also have to give my parents credit for standing all the practicing. To listen to a child trying to learn the violin is really hard I think. But they said I was so good and they encouraged me to go on.

After the violin I started to learn to play the piano. I again had my own teacher for many years. He was so good at playing the Warzaw concerto. I asked him many times to play for me instead of me playing to him =) He was smart too. Encouraged me both in classic music but allowed me to bring my modern music to get help from him too.

I bought "Theme from a Summer place" and this was the first melody I could play on my piano.

I tried the clarinet too for a while. It had a wonderful sound and I just loved it. But I never got to take any serious lessons - just tought myself as good as I could. I wanted to play like the famous muscicians I heard on the radio, but of course I never reached that level. =)

And of course I had to try out the saxophone too. I am so in love with that sound. It is laughing, crying and teasing you.

A new instrument for me - The snare drum

My husband was playing the accordion at dances, dinners and other occations. I loved to be there just listening. He was so skilled and always brought a happy smile on peoples faces. But he often said that I should play with him.

Since I did not remember the violin so well any more, I had not practiced playing my piano for a while and the guitar was not really my table.... he suggested that I got myself a snare drum. =D I did! And you know - I just loved it. We played together from then on. I used my brushes and learned that the drummer acually has power to influence the beat.

People said that I came alive when I played.....hehehe

I did what not many parents have done

I bought my youngest son a TRUMPET!

I loved to listen to him practice and I was kind of happy we lived isolated from other people=)

He was really good at it thou...played in a band even

Trumpet DVD, instruments and MP3-downloads - just a few of my favourites

The movie "For love or country" is about the Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. The music in this movie is so fantastic. I play it only to listen sometimes. The story is true! Dizzie Gilespie is still a close friend to Arturo Sandoval!

Arturo Sandoval

Trumpet with a golden sound.

Of course I love to listen to MARIA!

He plays it straight into my nerves.....

Classic music

Thanks to my piano teacher, I also love classic music. I have not made lenses of all my favourties yet. I hope they will come.

I played lots of Bach. But here I have made lenses of the ones I also played.


This is music that will hit home in your mind. Most of these musicians have never met!

Playing for change on YouTube - Stand by me

The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.


Can also be ordered from Amazon

PFC 2:

Songs Around The World

[CD/DVD Combo]

I hope you liked the tour through my music lenses and want to assure you that I will update the lens more and more....

Please tell me if you liked my music lensography!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I truly admire people who have musical talent. Wonderful Music Lensography!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      What a wonderful collection of music lenses, and a splendid lensography too. Well done. Blessed.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      I'm going to have to bookmark this lens and spend a lot of time reading your music lenses, as I'm a music junkie and you're writing about a trillion topics that I enjoy! Just gotta block out some time and then I'll be transported to your world to see what's up on the music front. Thanks for posting this link online. Never would have found it otherwise. #rock

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Superbly presented music lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I super enjoyed this lens. Thanks for sharing. I also love music so much!

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      nicely done, madame !

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Great music lensography.I want to explore it in detail.Thanks.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Lovely list of your music lenses. I never learned to play any instrument, but I love to listen to music. My 'family' is much more musical than I am. Hubby studied the violin for 14 years, then switched to the guitar. Youngest son played 3 instruments (clarinet, sax and piano) from 5th grade through college, and now concentrates on the guitar - which he taught himself to play. I love listening to him. He's so good. Lensrolled to my Bose Headphones and Kingston Trio lenses.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Loved your lens! I'm a musician myself and am making quite a few lenses about my loves (in particular, some very interesting songs). I bought my son a trumpet and he loves Sandoval. When he got brain cancer and the tremors in his left arm made a regular trumpet impossible, we tried a pocket trumpet, that's a very fun little instrument, and sounds pretty darn good considering the size! Now he's gone for an instrument you can play nestled in your lap - the baritone horn - it's much easier for him since his left arm doesn't have to support it. Five stars for you!

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wow - I love this page! I look forward to reading through your music lenses! Thank you!Pamela

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Fabulous lensography and SquidAngel Blessings for you!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Love this one!

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      GramaBarb 8 years ago from Vancouver

      I smiled when you said you bought your youngest son a trumpet! That instrument suits him - lots of fun :) We let our youngest son take lessons on the trumpet too - but it wasn't long before he knew he was never going to be an Al Hirt.

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      Ruth Coffee 8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Wow, that's a lot of lenses and I know there are many great ones yet to come. Thanks for sharing your love of music.