How to Make Good Music
There is So Much About Music
Sometimes a good piece of music stops me in my tracks. I often get tears in my eyes when the vocal cords of some fantastic singer vibrate with resonance on the strength of a fantastic note. Thrills run up and down my spine when a singer treats a great song with reverence and puts her or his heart into it. There are a few singers who do this to me and among them are Vera Lynne, Nat King Cole, Barbara Striesend, Mario Lanza and who can forget the unforgettable talents of Kathryn Grayson, Julie Andrews and the like.
One of my favorite songs is Blue Moon.
Well played music is also a track stopper. That of great composers like Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and of course the older ones like Strauss and Beethoven, to name but a few. So we are blessed with a wealth of music from these great creators and performers The musicians like Glen Miller, should never be forgotten either and the list goes on.
Music sings to the heart and refreshes the soul. We can think, remember, love and dream while listening to it.
Learn to Play Online
Many programs are just too easy
No longer do you have to learn as a young child because with modern technology playing an instrument is a breeze. Traditionally young children are encouraged to learn the piano or some simple instrument like the recorder. I can remember with some pain my music lessons when I was taught the violin. The worst part of that experience was the theory which involved a special class on Saturday mornings when everyone else was off playing and spending time with their friends or families. It was such a drag and most of it I could not understand.
Later on it was easier to teach myself to play the piano with the little bit of knowledge gained as a result but the whole experience of learning music was one I would rather forget.
How Much Do You LOVE Music
Those who are into it are, like most enthusiasts, always on the lookout for ideas, bargains, best help and great performers.
Take on board the ideas and enthusiastic support given by others on this site
Barbra Streisand - Memory
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New, Old, Favorites for all ages
You can't beat the relaxing power of a good tune. It eases the pain of work, it soothes the frustration of a busy day, it makes the time pass more pleasantly and it sets the mood for a party, an evening with friends or doing something alone, such as painting.
As an artist I love to put on music to paint by and often insert a disc when I am surfing the web. But it has to be the right kind of music to suit my mood and as one ages that which suits young people certainly does not suit me, unless it is along the lines of what I have described.
These Companies give some great music in all genres.
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Any music by this artist is well worth having. Check out this one.
Johann Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
This is probably the first tune that made a great impression on me. At the time I was a small child in school and we had a large collection of songs in a filing system something like a calendar that flicks over at the top. Among its many pages was the Blue Danube Waltz.
Being somewhat a good singer my imagination would roam in search of a blue colored river called the Danube and would picture the romantic attachment that the composer must have had for it. It would be many years before I fully understood the story behind this great tune but the sudden pulsing o my heart whenever I hear it reminds me of those days when we stood as a chorus and sung the words.
These are the words represented on the askville site of Amazon but they are not the ones we sang at school
The Blue Danube
Danube so blue, so bright and blue,
through vale and field you flow so calm,
our Vienna greets you, you silver stream
through all the lands you merry the heart
with your beautiful shores.
Far from the Black Forest
you hurry to the sea
giving your blessing to everything.
Eastward you flow,
welcoming your brothers,
A picture of peace for all time!
Old castles looking down from high,
greet you smiling from their steep
and craggy hilltops,
and the mountains' vistas
mirror in your dancing waves.
The mermaids from the riverbed,
whispering as you flow by,
are heard by everything
under the blue sky above.
The noise of your passing
is a song from old times
and with the brightest sounds
your song leads you ever on.
Stop your tides at Vienna,
it loves you so much!
Whenever you might look
you will find nowhere like Vienna!
Here pours a full chest
the charms of happy wishes,
and heartfelt German wishes
are flown away on your waters.
The school's version started with
Moonlight gleams, moonlight, moonlight,
Like fairy beams, . . . .
Teach Kids to Play Early
They can succeed with the right programs
Today's software is amazingly simple for kids of any age to follow. Its really as easy as 1. 2. 3. or A. B. C. Its great to see young children master the keyboard and twiddle on the fiddle. Parent who are themselves musicians can easily encourage their offspring into a musical start at a young age, so why can't any parent do the same? Its all about enthusiasm and good management and these companies can help.
This advanced piano learning game comes with a professional keyboard. Its unlimited expandability means you can learn to play the songs you like. Pack Includes 200 songs, 10 free holiday songs that are suitable for music teachers, children of ages 3+ as well as adult students.
Start with the easy mode before moving up a notch.
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Children can also be encouraged with CD's that are personalised as here Barney Personalized Music Special
Kathryn Grayson - Always
In my mind she has the purest, richest voice of any female artist. Her range is incredible and from the first time I ever heard her sing, which may have been in Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty, I was hooked. Many artists come close but none have ever captured the clarity of such notes as she makes light work of any tune. It was beyond me to know how anyone could have so much talent.
She was equally as skillful as an actress when she played in unforgettable roles, such as Showboat, and performed opposite to Mario Lanza in movies like Because You're Mine and so many others. In the scenes where they sing together my heart throbs to double time. It is normal for me to stop everything and watch one of their movies when it comes on television.
She was a great lady and she gave us such fabulous, unforgettable tunes.
Any of Grayson's songs are memorable and worth having and those like Showboat and others are all well known. The Desert Song, however, is one of my favorites and a real treasure from my youthful days.
Music Is In Our Blood
What parent doesn't sing to their infants. Rock a baby and the tune is automatic. Feel good about something and you sing out loud whatever song is on your mind.
It goes side by side with our emotions, our love, our passions and throughout all our lives it is there. We enjoy it, we love it and we embrace it.
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
This artist has the most unique style of any that ever made a record. With ease and wonderful clarity he sings with his heart and the notes just glide off his vocal chords like a skater on ice. Seemingly without effort he has thrilled audiences around the globe and continues to do so with his legacy on records and in movies.
My brother went a tour with him once when he came to Australia and I will never forget the comment he made or the glow in his eyes when he first met him. "Today I have met a great man and I may never wash my hand again," he announced.
The world was truly robbed of a great talent when he was taken from us.
If you can sing a great tribute to Christmas then it has to come from the mouth of Nat King Cole. This is a great album and well worth having,
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Effects and tools to help
As a web publisher there are many occasions when I need material to use on my sites that are royalty free and able to be used over and over for commercial, as well as private use. It is pleasing to find that music is available under the same type of terms and these companies provide it.
This company provides audio content with a simple general use license agreement on behalf of its participating Artists. It simply means that all files sold are licensed for commercial use by the end client. They can be used in applications for motion pictures, feature films, short films, radio advertisements, PowerPoint presentations, iPhone apps, plus personal use and any other possible legal use.
Upload content from all genres of music and audio whenever possible. The more diverse your archive, the more likely you are to receive increased royalties
Company provides over 1,500 PDF files and over 30,000 MIDI and Mp3 files. It has ways to learn to play and enjoy it. Its repertoire of several genres encourages visits to their site to check them out..
Cole Porter - Night and Day
This composer was, like many of his time, one of the greatest. Show Boat stands out but there are just so many other of his tunes that it would be hard to pick the best out of them. But Night and Day would have to be right up there as one of the greatest, but so too is Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
Fortunately for us we have a great legacy of his work to share with our children,
Mario Lanza - I'll Walk With God
When aged 12, 13 and 14 it was my good fortune to have a part-time job at a milk-bar cafe opposite the movie theatre on Bondi Beach. That was when I first heard this magnificent voice and it was imperative that I stop and listen. After that whenever one of his movies played the effect increased until I was so in love with this voice that my enthusiasm for it drove others mad.
Night after night or day after day as the movie played on, sometimes for a week or more, my mind, heart and soul drank in the sheer beauty of it. Even today it stops me dead whenever his voice is played on the radio or television. Of course I ended up owning dozens of his records and they inspired me in my paintings and other creative endeavors.
His death hit me hard and I still cannot believe that he is dead. Well to me he never will be.
Music Fades Over Time
So how do we preserve it?
As we hear in these recordings things are not as clear as they once were. The backgrounds are scratchy, the overall performance is a bit hard to take but that is why we should buy new recordings from the companies who supply the golden oldies in as new condition. There is also a problem with storage.
My oldies are on vinyl and they require a special way of stacking them or they warp. But the problem is worse because I don't have a turntable
Glen Miller - In The Mood
This man had a dream and he fulfilled it and gave the world one of the greatest sounds that any band could achieve. His life story has recently aired on local television and I advise anyone who gets the chance to watch it to do so.
He is still an inspiration to all musicians and his tragic death, again at such a young age, affected millions. he died at the end of WWII in a plane crash somewhere between England and France on his way to a concert in Paris. There are many of his tunes which are my favorites including Little Brown Jug, Moonlight Serenade and this one.
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