Anna Graceman
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Q

Do you get fan mail?
If so, what was the 1st letter you got?


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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I will have to look for my first physical paper letter but my first personal message on YouTube says this:

6/11/2008
"how about when
hey when we both become famous we should do a song together :D =D it would be awwwwsssooomme !!!"

Q

How long do You write a song ?? And how do You get inspirations to write songs ?? How many songs have You written so far ??


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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thank you so much for asking.

I write a new song about every two weeks. This is especially true if I don't have any performances that I am preparing for where I need to polish up on my old songs.

I almost always start with the piano first and then work on the melody and lyrics last.

My songs are most often inspired in some way from personal experience. I ought to go through each song some time and write down what inspired me to write each one. I haven't ever done that. So I Cried was inspired by my very sick brother who I was afraid could die. Unexpected was inspired by scary news events I read about at school. Paradise was inspired by a special beautiful spot on the beach in Alaska that we would picnic at as a family.

I written around 40 songs. Some still haven't been released yet.

Q

I can't find your song "Crystal Chandelier" anywhere. Could you tell me where to fing it? :)


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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:)) well, I decided to change the name of the song to 'So Complicated'. I still really like the name Crystal Chandelier. You can find 'So Complicated' on iTunes.

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How long have you been doing music?


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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it seems like my whole life. Or at least since I was really really small.

My mom says this "She started singing a melody of complete songs at 18 months. She loved to sing! She would sing and sing until we would ask her to stop so we could get a little quite time. By 2 years old she was not afraid to sing to large groups and left audiences stunned by her ability to perform well at such a young age. At 4 years old she stopped just playing on the piano and she began truly playing the piano. At this point she was playing chords and learning notes on the staff. So I Cried is the first song she wrote. She was only 6 years old and in the first grade. "

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I don't have a question, but wanted to state, your musical talent is amazing. I'm really liking how your videos now (starting with "So I Cried" recently) how a story to it. It makes even better.-Huy


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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Hi Huy! Me too. I really like the better visuals in So I Cried and So Complicated. I don't know if I will be able to do that every time but it makes it so much more interesting I think. We have a friend who is an animation/cartoon guy. Wouldn't it be cool to do a cartoon or animation to a song sometime?

Q

how old are you
what other things do you like to do than singing
when did yo start to sing in competitions
what instruments do you play
whats the best thing about living in beutifull alaska
from c.s


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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Thanks CS for asking!

--I am 11 years old.

--When I am not singing I am writing, playing with friends, bike riding, and skiing. I like to sew too.

--I have never been in any singing competitions. But I did just audition for America's Got Talent season 6. That will be my first competition ever.

--I play the piano, the guitar and try to compete with my brother on the drums but I am not that good yet. :)

--I love living in Alaska especially in the summer time. It is so beautiful. The Mendenhall Glacier is only a mile from my house. We go down to the lake and get ice from the glacier that has fallen in the lake and make fresh ice cream with it. The fishing is fun and the skiing is great too.

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Have you been on any interviews hosted by famous people?


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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The only show that my parents have let me go on was the Ellen show. Thank you Ellen! So much fun!

Q

Do you live with your dad?


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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There are five of us in our family. My Mom and Dad and then I have a younger brother and a younger sister.

Q

Did you know that Anna means grace? Your name is a reflection of you.


Anna Graceman responded on 06/05/2011
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thank you!