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”
I’ve been making music all day longMy back feels like I’m sitting wrongThe song is mellow, it doesn’t rockAnd that’s because it was written by Bach It’s actually several Chorales put together. How many, you ask? You will have to listen and find out. A chorale is metrical hymn tune associated in common English usageContinue reading “The Chorale List is Growing”
You thought I was done with the music lessons, didn’t you? You were so wrong…. Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) was a German composer, organist, and teacher who brought the south German organ schools to their peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of theContinue reading “One More Time”
Can you tell which one of them is not like the other?
As of April 2022, this song has been the number one downloaded song on johnsthewritestuff.com. It is my version of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. (A part of it, at least!) Here is a very well-known songIt’s not too short and it’s not too longIf you have two sticks then you can drumBut if you don’t youContinue reading “And Now For Something New”
Of Bach, that is. Here are four chorales from the “101 Chorales by Bach” songbook, along with a new version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D. I changed the last note on one of the chorales. Actually, I made a mistake transcribing it, but I liked the way it sounded and left it in. I hopeContinue reading “Your Daily Dose”
A long long time ago, even before “The Masked Singer” was on TV, I bought a book called “101 Chorales Harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach.” It was required reading for a music class, and I have since discovered many treasures within its pages. The song I have posted here was written in the Baroque era,Continue reading “An OK Chorale”
I have been working on this song all day longAnd for some reason it kept coming out wrongBut I didn’t give up, and now it’s doneI can’t tell you when I’ve had so much fun It’s a simple tune, this is trueAnd it makes me the opposite of blueIt’s written in the key of CJustContinue reading “It Is Finished”