This song is from an Academy Award winning film. I’m pretty sure. In any event, I have been working on it all day and it’s time to get it out into the world. It was written over 100 years ago by Scott Joplin. He was born on November 24, 1868 and he passed away onContinue reading “Name That Film”
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
As promised, more of those Bach Chorales everyone has been talking about, along with a work of art that is just as old as these songs.
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”
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”
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”
Here is something to brighten your dayJust sit back and then press playIt’s not too long so you can bear itAnd when you’re done be sure to share it
Here is another song for youTo make you happy if you’re blueIt’s quite laid back and very mellowAnd the opposite of blue is yellow It is an original 12-bar blues that I am sure you have never heard before. And here are two more Bach Chorales. Only 88 more to go….
Today seems like a good day for a song about the ocean. It reminds me of the people I knew in the Navy, before we all drifted apart. How about a 300 year old Bach Chorale to start us off? I took this melody: And added some chords: Bonus Tracks: And don’t forget, all 100Continue reading “Ahoy, Mateys”
Here are some chorales by BachThey aren’t quiet, they almost rockEach song has horns, and trumpets tooIt will cheer you up if you are blue I made some changes to it yesterdayInstead of going out to playIt’s too hot out there anywayI wish that it would rain today
Continuing along with our study of early 70’s music, here is one I’m sure you’ve heard before. This took a long time for me to transcribe into mp3 format because the sheet music was wrong in a few sections. It turned out to be a great learning experience because I was able to figure outContinue reading “One More Time”
If you were around in the 1970’s you might remember that this song was played non-stop on the radio. Back in those days we had four ways to listen to music: A Turntable, an AM/FM Radio, an 8-track player, or a cassette player. This song got lots of airplay back then. Like so many songsContinue reading “Name That Tune”