Actually, there goes the sun. But it will be back in the morning. Today’s song isn’t classical but it is still a classic. It’s not completely done, but I need to take a break. And this song needs to be out in the world now, not later. Here are my versions of The Beatles “HereContinue reading “Here Comes the Sun”
It’s the next best thing to rain. And it also is song number 48 from the Big Book of Classical Music. This next song is an excerpt from Prelude in D-Flat Major by Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849): For more about the song: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raindrop_Prelude
A while back I posted a song called On Green Dolphin Street. That version wasn’t, how should I put this, very good? It had no right being out in the world. So I re-did it just for you. You know who you are. That reminds me of the time someone asked me if I wasContinue reading “once more with feeling”
Song Number 41 in our big countdown of Classical Music is called The Swan. It is from The Carnival of the Animals by French Composer Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). According to galaxymusicnotes.com, Camille Saint-Saëns was widely heralded as a teen prodigy, as he started exhibiting perfect pitch at the age of two. He was also consideredContinue reading “The Swan”
Song Number 40 in our summer countdown of classical music is in the books. This is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz. According to https://petipasociety.com/the-sleeping-beauty: The Sleeping Beauty Waltz was the first collaboration of Marius Petipa and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Although Tchaikovsky’s first ballet Swan Lake had not been the success he had hoped for, it didContinue reading “Number 40”
This song comes from the land of the oompa loompa:
As we continue on our exploration of Middle Eastern music, I must remind you all to remain seated, and keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. We don’t want another incident like the one last week. I will be adding more songs to this page later today. At least that isContinue reading “Another Dilemma”
According to https://www.worldbellydance.com/history/ the origin of the name ‘belly dance’ comes from the French Danse du ventre, which translates as “dance of the stomach.” I did not know that! But I do know that I like the music that comes from that part of the world. Here is another “Belly Dance Excerpt.” Or should I sayContinue reading “More Fun Facts”
Fun Fact: Today’s song comes from Turkey, and is used often by belly dancers. It is entitled Cafe Shohor 9.
This concludes our study of African Music. We will continue on our journey through the music of the world when we visit the Middle East. If you have questions refer to your syllabus or any of the online resources I discussed in our Zoom Meetings in May.
As promised, here are a few of the songs I transcribed from this music book. The first track has examples of different styles. The others have selections from different songs. Or something along those lines.
According to my Guitar Atlas Series book on Indian Music, the classical system of Indian music is over 3000 years old. The book has the sheet music for a few of those ancient songs. I took said sheet music from the book and mixed all of the songs together. In order of appearance, here areContinue reading “From Me To You”