Number 57

Hello All, I hope you’re well. Really.
Here are some thoughts and observations I would like to share with you:

  • Food that is gelatinous tends to fatten us.
  • Official name of frontline medical workers: “Flu Fighters.”
  • Just because something is out of focus doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
  • Never wear earbuds to a Headbanger’s Ball.

    Which brings me to today’s song. Number 57 on the countdown of 100 Classical songs, is Minuet in G Major, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):

Hello Again

It’s me. Is there anybody in there? Just smile if you can hear me.

Today’s song is by The Beatles and is called Piggies:

Acoustic
Electric

All of these songs can be found in the music player at the bottom of each post. Just in case you haven’t scrolled down there.

Here Comes the Sun

Actually, there goes the sun. But it will be back in the morning.

Today’s song isn’t classical but it is still a classic. It’s not completely done, but I need to take a break. And this song needs to be out in the world now, not later.

Here are my versions of The Beatles Here Comes The Sun“:

More Brahms

Johannes Brahms has five songs in the Big Book of Classical Music. I have posted four already, here is number five – Waltz in A Flat Major.
It is number 56 in the countdown of 100 Classical Songs. And don’t forget to share this with your friends!

Bells
Piano
Guitar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen_Waltzes,Op._39(Brahms)

And here is a song called The Moldau, by Bedric Smetana (1824-1884):

Songs 53 – 55

Here are some more classical songs
They’re not too short and not too long
It’s another gift to the world from me
The first one is Number 53

It was written by Johannes Brahms
Who always carried a Book of Psalms
He was born way back in 1830
He was very clean and rarely dirty

So now, without further delay
I give you the songs I made today
You could play them at your next rager
The first one’s a Symphony, and it’s in F Major

Symphony No. 3 by Johannes Brahms:

Piano
Guitar
Piano

I can’t help but notice the similarities to this song from West Side Story: https://youtu.be/GrFkgyOOY30

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, by Johannes Brahms (1830-1897):

Piano Version
Synth Version
Guitar Version

Brahms Lullaby, otherwise known as the “Go to Sleep Baby” song:

My songbook says that Brahms was born in 1830, Wikipedia says 1833. You decide who is right! And does it really matter?

Song #52

We are on the downhill side of our countdown. Song number 52 in the countdown is an excerpt from the Fourth Movement of Symphony No. I in C Minor, written by Johannes Brahms (1830-1897).

For more on the composer:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Johannes-Brahms

My music program has a new feature: It can change the rhythm of the music. Some examples follow:

Original Version
Arpeggio Version
Low-Fat Version
Spicy Version

Half Way There

Today’s song is number 50 in the countdown of 100 Classical Masterpieces. I might just have this project done in time for, well, you-know-what.

It was written by Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) and is called Gavotte.

For more on the composer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois-Joseph_Gossec

And here is song number 51, Prelude in C Major by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):

I Am The Greatest….

Raindrop Prelude

It’s the next best thing to rain. And it also is song number 48 from the Big Book of Classical Music. This next song is an excerpt from Prelude in D-Flat Major by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849):

For more about the song: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raindrop_Prelude

Piano
Guitar And Synth
Wah-Wah-Wah

Number 47

Here is song number forty-seven from the Big Book of Classical Music. It is an excerpt from Symphony No. 2 in C Minor by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911):

For more about the composer:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No.2(Mahler)

Jerry was right

The composer Robert Schumann did hear an “A” note when he had “Persistent Tinnitus.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schumann

I started working on transcribing this song yesterday, and couldn’t do anything else today because I had to finish it.

Song #46 from the Big Book of Classical Music is called Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann (1810-1856).
(Warning: You may have trouble sleeping and/or experience blurred vision after listening to this song):

Horns/Synth
Synth/Horns
Grand Piano
Rhodes and Grand Piano

once more with feeling

A while back I posted a song called On Green Dolphin Street. That version wasn’t, how should I put this, very good? It had no right being out in the world. So I re-did it just for you. You know who you are.

That reminds me of the time someone asked me if I was “lean and mean” when I was in the military. I said no, I was more like “starched and parched.”

Traditional Version
Funky Version

And here is song number 44 in our classical music countdown. It is probably the shortest song in the book, with 17 measures. This is an excerpt from Prelude in A Major, by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849):

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