Tag Archives: Music

Notes That Play

Notes That Playby Michael DoyleThe notes that playRemind us of yesterdayIn happiness and sympathyWe feel this in the melodyThat plays forever in our mindsThe feelings we won’t leave behindEvery second, magic we reliveAll the notes that our hearts giveHeart stops … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Heroby Michael DoyleIncurable as a dreaming heroStubborn as a seeming zeroWe play our parts in masqueradeEach day lived within its charadeHiding ourselves behind the music we playCaught up in front of screens all dayBecause we cannot be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: So Long As the Human Spirit Thrives On This Planet, Music In Some Living Form Will Accompany And Sustain It

“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.” – Aaron Copland

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Thought For the Day: Where Words Fail; Music Speaks

“Where words fail; music speaks.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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Learning To Do the Math

2nd poem from the work shop: Learning To Do Math by Michael Doyle She spoke eloquently of her calculations While I sat mystified; musing on the math That is found in music and in so much art Wondering how it … Continue reading

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Engulfed In A Church of Transition

Claude De Bussy’s music started a tonal revolution that brought with it an entirely different way of looking at music.   It’s simply amazing in its tonal fluidity and how it transformed art music. Debussy’s Engulfed Cathedral:   Engulfed In A … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music In the Soul Can Be Heard By the Universe

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu      

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Slow Like A Mule

Blues and fusion offers it’s own kick of long solos filled with hot licks.  But in all of this, there is that groove and it punches slow like a mule.  No one threw those punches better than Betty Davis. Slow … Continue reading

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A Haiku of Math and Music

Precisely that times three in a tiny peek into the curious relationship between music and math.  Yes, don’t remind me.  I have often tried to deny this as not so very much so…. A Haiku of Math and Music by … Continue reading

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Sounds For Troubled Times

One thing I’ve had some time to do lately is to explore what tuneage tends to lift my spirits in these sunken times. Sounds For Troubled Times by Michael Doyle Susceptible to a classic boogie fever As though there be … Continue reading

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