It’s a Wrap

Happy Thanksgiving to all. And don’t be afraid to go Vegan this year.The turkeys of the future will thank you. Here is the finished version of the second movement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. And here is the entire song:

Part Two

Here are two versions of one section of the second movement of Rhapsody in Blue.I should be able to finish it over the weekend, just as soon as I get the feeling back in my hands.

Music of Note

There is a slow piano section in Rhapsody in Blue which I find very interesting. It is nothing but dominant chords. You remember what those are, right? This section of music has a bass line that descends chromatically (a half step at a time.) Also, the third section is the same as the first. But…

Half Way There…..

Even though there was a plethora of entertainment available online this morning (which is a pretty rare occurence these days) I decided to create music instead. Coming in at eight minutes and one second long, here is more of Rhapsody in Blue. And here is Leonard Bernstein playing it in 1976. Everyone, play along!

By George, I Like This Song

Maybe that is the reason I can’t stop working on it. I should be done in 7 to 14 days. In case you were wondering.

Most Complicated Song Ever

I have made more progress on this Gershwin songWhen you listen to it you can’t go wrongIt’s missing some dynamics, but so am IAnd can you guess the reason why?

Name That Tune

Here is a song I’ve been working onI start in the evening and I end at dawnIt’s very complicated, this is trueAnd I transribed every note just for you By the way, did I ever tell you about the friends I had in the Navy? We were very close, but eventually drifted apart.