Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Online Metronome...

To play a piece of music in the exact tempo that it was written, there are a couple of things you need to look for at the top of the staff. For instance in a piece of music "I Saw Three Ships / Away In a Manger / Sussex Carol by ENGLISH CAROL, JAMES R. MURRAY and TRADITIONAL, the tempo is marked a dotted quarter note is equal to 84. If you have a metronome then slide the weight down the metronome stick until it is in line with 84. The metronome will rock back and forth giving you the perfect rhythm to count out the time to this piece.

If you don't have a traditional metronome you can go online to METRONOME ONLINE and set it!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Song History...No Other Love...

o Other Love, Could Love You More...with Valentine's day just around the corner, I will be concentrating on the Love Songs that we sing. There were two songs back in the 50's that were titled "No Other Love".

In 1950, Bob Russell wrote the words to a popular song derived from Frederick Chopin's Etude No. 3 in E, Op. 10, and a show tune was written in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein for their musical "Me and Juliet". After looking at the score of Chopin's piece that is pictured with the 1950's love song on Wikipedia, the "No Other Love" that we sing is the 1950 song.

Jo Stafford recorded version of this song hit the Billboard charts at No. 10 in 1950. Our home recorded 1998 version is sung by my father, George Harvey. I do suggest that you turn your volume down before starting this song as it was recorded on a high bias cassette tape and has a resonating quality to it if turned up too loud.

Artwork Copyright 2007 by Phyllis Mae Richardson Fisher

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Artwork Copyright 2007 by Phyllis Mae Richardson Fisher (my mother!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

appy New Year to everyone!!! We look forward to a music filled year!!! I will continue to bring you the history behind the songs we sing, as well as give music theory tips. Fill your 2008 with music!!!

Artwork Copyright 2007 by Phyllis Mae Richardson Fisher