Jessica Williams, jazz pianist, composer

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  3. How to have me create a personal CD for you or someone you love. I record compositions that I write for you as an individual or a family member. I'm surprisingly affordable.
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  5. My thoughts about a variety of subjects, usually winding up in CURRENTS, my writing and poetry of the last 50 years.

March 28 2018

Jessica Williams music downloadListen or download: "Morning Serenade" JJWMusic/ASCAP

A new composition of mine done in March of 2018 — a piano sonata composed and played by myself. I find that my new philosophy of "MAKE WHAT YOUR HEART TELLS YOU TO MAKE" is a balm for my soul. I'm into the act of creativity as a way to feel good in the midst of turmoil .

This can save lives and promote change. It can treat PTSD and lift a person out of depression. It's relatively easy, free, and it solidifies one's identity. It's very very important:

Changing Her Tune: How a Transwoman Claims A New Identity Through Voice

by Katharine Stoel Gammon, B.A. Anthropology Princeton University, 2003

The human voice is an important indicator of a person’s gender. For male-to-female transgender individuals (or transsexuals) the voice is one of the most difficult parts of the gender transition. Males have larger and heavier vocal apparatuses (larynx and vocal folds), which generally produce a lower sound. Transgender women can have voice surgery, but it can sometimes cause a Minnie Mouse-like falsetto or the complete loss of the voice. As a result, many transgendered women turn to specially trained voice therapists to learn how to speak more convincingly like women. The voice’s pitch, although important, is not the only factor in creating a more female sound. Intonation, resonance, volume, speech patterns and formant frequencies also play significant roles in making a realistic feminine sound. There continue to be many unanswered questions about how listeners perceive the voices of transgender women and how best to blend the voices of transwomen into a comfortable range. Transgender women have many hurdles to face as they transition from male to female, and possessing an authentic voice is a way to smooth out the bumpy path they face. Read more

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above: Well, THAT certainly messed up my life!

I'm doing well. I am actually better than when I was in my thirties, because I was always in pain. When it hurts, I treat it and my PTSD with cannabis hybrids or CBD/RSO Oil. It cures just about everything, or at least makes life way better. Awesome, even!

 

 

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