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Viva La Vida: The Music and Chords of Life

Updated on August 13, 2013
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Ode to joy Mike Strickland

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Why we should celebrate music

The notes of life,joyous resound

They herald bliss, felicity

They bounce, out of bound, with

engaging vivacity

1000 Singing Ode to Joy

Soothing sounds of melodies

Cascade in one accord

Beautiful blends of resonance

Appear not in discord.

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Lovely notes, their song of hope

Ever so inspiring;

They motivate, they resuscitate,

Never, not once, tiring.

Ode to Joy played on wine glasses!

Glad messages, these notes bring

Never are they cynical:

They vary much in their great mirth

Strive never to be typical.

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Lively notes, their expressive strain

Will always be discerned;

Emotions great, they communicate,

Effusive flame will burn.

The Muppets Ode to Joy - For Acapella Lovers!

Notes of life, worries great allay

Quenching flames of fear;

Bringing now, sweet memories forth

Everything that we hold dear.

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Notes of great spirit, notes of life,

A gift from Above

And these notes will always be

The greatest notes of love.

Ode to joy - a piano delight

Nurturing notes of splendor

Teach us every day to give;

Yet the best thing that these notes do;

They teach us how to live.

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    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      My kind of music too, Mary. When I wrote this, my favorite was the Muppets a spells version! Thanks for sharing!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Rebecca!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What an amazing tribute to music. To me, music is the language of the universe!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Now this is the kind of music I like! I can't stand rock and some of this modern stuff. Beautiful poem, and beautiful music. I enjoyed the videos, too.

      voted UP, etc. and will share.

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      Ann1Az2 

      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Beethoven was always my favorite. His Moonlight Sonata is a classic.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Ann! Beethoven is always so poetic!

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      Ann1Az2 

      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Music - the universal language! Well done. Voted up.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Docmo. Always glad to share a little music with everyone......and your comment inspires better poetry! I look forward to reading yours as well!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Most welcome Audrey, glad to share a little music with everyone....and Beethoven has such variety! He never fails. Thankss so much for sharing!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Wow. This has a great cadence and rhythm, beautifully written words and captures the majesty of music so well. The videos truly complement the hub very well. Awesome, Michelle!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      midget38 - Outstanding! Everything about this hub makes it so complete. "Ode to Joy" is my favorite. My thesis was on Beethoven and his pictures are all over my house. I was in heaven sitting on the 3rd row center last yr at the symphony as they performed with chorus the entire 9th. Oh my!

      I love this verse of your poem: "Notes of great spirit, notes of life,

      A gift from Above

      And these notes will always be

      The greatest notes of love." Thank you my friend for all you have given to me. Will share this.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Linda, he's cool, isn't he? Must be a great percussionist too! A pleasure writing this hub to wish you and all those celebrating a happy July 4th!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome musical hub! I like the video with the wineglasses, now that's talent! I would break them all.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Sue....we'll work on the classical music hub when you're settled in!

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      Suelynn 

      6 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      Hi Midge! I love what you've done with "Ode to Joy!" You've found lovely videos with such variety... I am so impressed with the 1,000 singing - I saw that some time ago, Japan wasn't it? Your poem is very uplifting - love it. The guy with the wine glasses is quite talented, and the Muppets are delightful. :)

      A very interesting and different hub. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Hi Friend!

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      hi friend 

      6 years ago from India

      Very nice. Vote up with thanks.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are welcome Midg, anytime! : Great video with the wine glasses! :)

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Josh. your comments just encouraged me to try to write even better poems. :-) We could share ideas on this one!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Nurturing notes of splendor

      Teach us every day to give;

      Yet the best thing that these notes do;

      They teach us how to live.

      Great job midg! This was excellent, I loved your cadence! VG&S(votes galore and sharing)

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Bill! Had to write about it.....music's something I can't get away from!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely piece of work my friend! Loved the music, loved your words.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Indeed! That's music.....the essence of life. What we listen to is who we are...it's alive, and all different!

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      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      Great poem Michelle, love the final line 'they teach us how to live', sometimes music can get right to the core of your being - I love that feeling.

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