Happy New Year

In honor of this year at last coming to an end, I have a new song for you. It is from the Series called “A Korean Odyssey” and is called “The Three Fates.”

It is written in B-Flat, which has 2 flats. Just like my bicycle. HA!


Here is a trailer (it doesn’t really look like a trailer to me, more like a video clip. A trailer would be on 4 wheels).

Come Sail Away

Ahoy, Matey!

Here is my take on the Styx Classic “Come Sail Away.” (For some reason the all-piano version wasn’t working yesterday.)

Synth Version
Piano Version

And here is their official video:

Here is a link to the sheet music for all of you musicians: https://musescore.com/user/9570461/scores/4722441

85 Bars and All Is Well

Music Tip #6. If you want to change a Major Chord into its Relative Minor, just add the sixth note directly above the fifth. For example, the notes for a C Major chord are CEG. If you add the next note after G, which is an A, you get CEGA, which is A Minor 7, the relative minor of C Major.

All of the accompaniment on the second clip is written with the sixth note added, giving it a real minor feel. Some of it works, some of it not so much.

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What a Difference a Clef Makes

I started working on this song this morning. One line of music was in Bass Clef, but I entered it as Treble Clef.
So all of the notes are a minor or major third below where they should be.

There are two lines of music in each clip and one of them is the same in each, yet the entire song sounds completely different.

I’m not sure which one I like better. Maybe I will use Trouble Clef.

On to the Next Song….

Here are three versions of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. During the process, I experienced writer’s block until I decided to just put one font in front of the other.

The entire song was 427 measures, many of which repeated. Now all I need to do is add some different instruments! Where can I find a Tubular Bell??

Tubular Bells

Many people think this is the “Theme from The Exorcist.” However, the album was recorded and released before the music for the film was even picked. The Director was in the offices of Virgin Records, looking for music for the film. He saw this amazing album cover and played what was inside. The rest is history.

The very interesting story about the making of Tubular Bells is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQLDGpcgNTM

The sheet music can be found at https://musescore.com/user/5536576/scores/4774036

Here are the final versions. At least for now….