Music Monday

Take me Home, Country Roads

By on June 26, 2011

 

This is one of the many songs that reminds me of my dad. This is John Denver’s version which I enjoy better than Olivia Newton John’s. The homey feeling that this song gives is always a welcome one…I am a country-girl after all.

The Japanese version of this is all the same beautiful and enjoyable to listen to, you can hear it from the video I posted here.


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Mozart sighting

Mozart in a Modern-day Setting

By on June 23, 2011

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You know how I often post photos of locals in Mozart costumes? Consider this as one of them. They are dressed in historical costumes and wigs to sell tickets for concerts and opera at the Vienna Opernhaus. These costumes truly bring the 18th century to life  – gives you that feeling of almost bursting into a song.

I’ll constantly post Mozart sightings in this blog…

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Music Monday

Childhood

By on June 19, 2011


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This song touches my heart…the lyrics, the tone and the over-all music. I listen to this song once in a while…not much because I always get teary-eyed.
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Featured | Piano

Piano keys

By on June 14, 2011
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They say when you play piano your fingers get longer and slender. 🙂 Can’t prove that but I do know that playing the piano makes my daughter happy. 😀

This is her in one of her piano sessions last semester. Surprisingly (or not), she was able to learn some pieces in a short period of time. Thanks to the patience of her teacher (he always says anyway that she is easy to teach) and also her willingness to learn, we can listen at home to what she usually would.

I truly need to take photos and videos of her again as she plays.

She’s wearing a white chiffon top over white longsleeved shirt as it was still cold then.

 

 

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Music Monday

Hallelujah

By on June 12, 2011

There are many versions of this song but Allison Crowe’s rendition is one of my favorites. I personally like the message of the songs sans the orgasmic intonation. Allusion to bible stories such as David eyeing Bathsheba, Samson and Delilah’s story are obvious and some interpreters view this as the meaning of hallelujah in this is sensual. For me, the meaning of Hallelujah will remain; Praise be to Jah, the short form of God’s name.

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Google Doodle | Tributes

Google Today – Les Paul

By on June 9, 2011

Have you played Google today?

In honor of Les Paul (94 years-old), today’s Google logo is a strummable guitar. Les Paul was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible”. He is also credited with many recording innovations.

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Johann Pachelbel

Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)

By on June 7, 2011

One of the pieces I really enjoy listening to. There are a lot of versions but this one is a simple arrangement. It’s one that my daughter and I are trying to learn. So sit back and relax…

 

 

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Piano

Ode an die Freude (Ode to Joy)

By on June 6, 2011

 


 

If there’s one decision I regret in life, it would be when I said no to my parents when they asked me if I want to learn playing the piano. My older sister was the only one who learned and up until now she plays…I would still want to, given the time but for now I’m satisfied bringing my daughter to her lessons every Thursday.

I seriously need to record more of my daughter’s playing. This was when she was still learning Ode to Joy (ode written in 1785 by Friedrich Schiller, musical setting by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony). – A year ago.

She can now play this better along with other Beethoven’s easy pieces and some of Carl Czerny’s.

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Karaoke

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By on June 4, 2011

 


 

That the love for Karaoke and Videokes are embedded in my veins is undoubtedly true. It is also evident that my kids love to sing…well karaoke-style like me. This is my littlest boy singing Annie’s Tomorrow. He was 2 1/2 then.

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