Tag Archives: Music

Quintessential Jazz I

As part of the musical education of my daughters, I am making certain that they are exposed to music that I believe is essential to understanding modern music.  In that, I have taken some time to compile three musical play … Continue reading

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Instrumental Blues – Part I

Early on when I started discovering that I liked playing more than classical, I started developing an interest in the blues and then blues rock before even the jazz then progressive hard rock periods of my life.  Now, I mainly … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Symphony

Transposed Score For a Broken Symphony by Michael Romani There in the notes is the sound Seen for all that it might be Taken around and around In a score for a broken symphony …

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Great American Songbook

The musical canon of important and influential popular and jazz standards from early to mid-20th century is known as either the Great American Songbook or alternatively simply the ‘American Standards’.  This cannon is loosely defined but contains the most enduring songs … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music Is the Silence

“Music is the silence between the notes.” – Claude Debussy

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs by Michael Romani Sparsely revealed and concealed Into a sense of shallow space The final deal is sealed At the rush of a dialog’s pace The only response to lit rain Is the feeling of loss and pain … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music Says What Cannot Be Said But Must Be Expressed

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”   Victor Hugo, From Hugo’s Work William Shakespeare (1864), Part 1, Book II, Chapter IV              

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Shameless Plug: Isabella Rumsford

Every once in a while in the SL environment, there is a person who has such absolutely brilliant talent that they stand out from the crowd.  In this instance, I have had the pleasure of knowing the SL personage Isabella … Continue reading

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Australian Bush Poetry, Verse & Music

Yesterday, Ally and I were blessed enough to be invited to watch a show written and produced by a friend of ours.  It was a truly wonderful presentation filled with poetry, songs, dance and focused on telling the tale of … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Beauty Is In Discovery

There is a beauty in discovery. There is mathematics in music, a kinship of science and poetry in the description of nature, and exquisite form in a molecule. Attempts to place different disciplines in different camps are revealed as artificial … Continue reading

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