Friday, February 5, 2016

Fun Friday - My Younger Self Dance Moves

I want a magical mirror to see my younger self dancing to this music.  Yes it is a commercial but my what fun it is.  Now, I challenge you to try this out.  Imagine.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - Axis of Awesome - 4 Chords Pop Song

Last Friday we had the Pachelbel Rant where a cellist complained about the 4 notes he plays during the Pachelbel's Canon.  He also talked about how there are so many songs that reflect the sound of Pachelbel and his one hit wonder.  
Here is a fun study of the the 4 chord rock/pop music.  When I taught a rock unit to young people I would have them at the piano playing the 4 chords as we sang along with various songs much like this fun Axis of Awesome does.  Smart guys who can really sing.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Musical Monday - Adele - Hello / Lacrimosa (Mozart) – ThePianoGuys

Last Monday, we had a marvellous Canadian group, Walk Off the Earth doing a take on Adele's "Hello".  
It was so fun with unique instruments and movements including some great tap dance moves.  Now, check out what our amazing Piano Guys have given us.  Not only is the music fabulous but they are playing with "light sabers".  Well, they look just like light sabers.  Listen carefully to how they meld the two seemingly disparate pieces.  Oh yeah.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Fun Friday - Pachelbel Rant

We love Pachelbel's Canon but we haven't played the cello part.  This explains why maybe cellists don't like Pachelbel.  He is really funny.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - Africa - Angel City Chorale

You have to turn your sound up to hear the hand rubbing at the beginning properly.  Creativity is the name of the game.  We had something like this posted a couple of years ago but this one is even more creative.  Enjoy the storm of sound and some great harmony. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Musical Monday - Hello - Walk off the Earth - Canadian Group With Creativity Plus - Wait for the KICK!!

Oh my goodness this is amazing indeed.  Watch it on the biggest screen you have available to you.  Check out their smiles especially with the zipper slides.  The cymbal kick nearer the end is simply spectacular as are the tap dance bits.  I wish they had videos of coming up with these ideas.  Fun, musical, and really creative.  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fun Friday - Pentatonix - Wizard Of Ahhhs

Now this is a really fun take on the Wizard of Oz.  The Thistle Theatre did a swell job of doing the actual musical a couple of years ago.  This is a very different sound and interpretation.  Thanks for finding it for us Elaine.