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Coat of Many Colours - Dolly Parton
. . . I've never been a C&W fan, but I do like these lyrics. . related: wisdom, gratitude, poverty, values, DIY, self-sufficiency, music, vocal harmony female vocals 

DIY, female vocals, gratitude, harmony, music, poverty, self-sufficiency, values, wisdom,

Seattle Ladies Choir: Because Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
. Female harmony singing, arrangement of classic Beatles song / lyrics. The Seattle Ladies Choir . Related: female vocals, harmony, lyrics, meaningful poems, music

female vocals, harmony, lyrics, meaningful poems, music,

Sachal Studios - Take Five
Recorded at Sachal Studios, Lahore, Pakistan - the premiere of Take Five's Official Video! Wonderful examples of improvisation on sitar, guitar and percussion. And teamwork ... https://youtu.be/GLF46JKkCNg Tags: music, guitar, improvisation, jazz, sitar

guitar, improvisation, jazz, music, sitar,

Agnes Obel - Golden Green
Probably my greatest 'find' of the last year or two. Why mainstream media doesn't condescend to mention musical genius is a mystery. From Denmark and now (I think!) living in Berlin.  Lyrics: "Golden Green"All I have or shouldWant to be but never couldIt's coming at, it's coming at, it's coming at my heartTo spoil my soul with fireAll my eyes can see isBorn out of your imageryIt's coming

female vocals, harmony, minimalism, music, piano,

Learning to play guitar - #1
The guitar is usually tuned EADGBE - this is a compromise between ease of playing melody and being able to play a huge variety of chords (especially bar chords). check your guitar tuning A good key to learn first is C major. This is all the white notes on a piano or music keyboard. The black notes offer optional flat or sharp notes to play in any other key, and to conjure endless delightful

guitar, music, music lessons,

Soprano Joyce DiDonato - War and Peace project
The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was 'educated' about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is ... the program is still available on catch-up for a month. The program features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings

art therapy, female vocals, love, music, opera, popular, singing, soprano, video,

piano lessons free online part 2
Take no notice of 'part 3' (on Youtube)! This is the second video in the course:  complete free online learning to play the piano.  As ever, take your time and learn good habits from a pro, before you make a habit of doing whatever seems easiest!  Complete beginners might like to sit slightly left of middle C, but will gravitate towards middle C as they use the whole keyboard. Tags:

education, music, music lessons, piano, piano lessons, video,

Free Voice Training exercises
Vocal training exercises for beginners (and beyond). These are explained well, and there's lots more from Eric Arceneaux for keen singers. Vocal Warmup - Opening Up The Voice Vocal Warmup - Increasing Vocal Range Vocal Warmup - Improving Vocal Tone (Freeing The Throat) Vocal Warmup - Strengthening The Voice Typical comments: "I'm literally amazed right now

education, exercise, health, music, music lessons, singing, video, wellbeing,

musical narrow minds or open?
Music On BBC radio 3 this morning; a discussion about people having to apologise to their peers for liking classical music. In this era of potentially free access to all music, the pigeon holes could even be discarded altogether. Apologising for liking classical music: I recently saw Sting - Live in Berlin ... white man's reggae, with rock guitarist and drummer, an Arabic drummer, female

BBC, classical music, creativity, music, open minds, radio 3, wisdom,

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