Four More For The Road

The Countdown of Bach Chorales continues. You probably have noticed that the final chord is major, instead of minor, in most of these songs. When that happens it is called a “Picardy Third” because the third note on the final chord is raised a half step. For more on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picardy_third

More Renaissance Music

Here is another song by Orlando Di Lasso, titled “Matona Mia Cara.” I have seen different spellings of his last name; I am going with this one. And here are Bach Chorale Numbers 22 and 23: If you would like to see the sheet music: https://musescore.com/user/28092/scores/85314 Name That Tune. I’ll give you a hint. It’sContinue reading “More Renaissance Music”

Renaissance Man

150 years before Bach was even born, music known as Counterpoint was being written by a man named Orlando di Lasso. This song is called Illumina Oculos Meos, which translates to “Enlighten my eyes lest I sleep in Death.” It has just four lines of music, the only flat is B-Flat, and the only sharpsContinue reading “Renaissance Man”

The Hits Are Back

And here are some thoughts I thought worth sharing:– Did you know that before I became a vegetarian I was in “Burgers and Acquisitions?” – Do you like ambience? Take an ambien.– I am a guitar player, which means I often fret.– Even thugs sometimes need hugs. – Nipples always come in pairs. You can’tContinue reading “The Hits Are Back”