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Methodist Preacher

by Richard on January 10, 2013

About as jolly a tune as you’re ever likely to hear
listen to ‘Methodist Preacher’ on Audioboo
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30 years of MIDI

by Richard on November 28, 2012

listen to ‘The 'musical magic' of MIDI’ on Audioboo
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If music be the food of love — play golf

by Richard on May 30, 2011

Dave Faulkner is vexed by an organist’s choice of music before a service of worship
My eyebrow started to get in training for next year’s Olympics when I realised the organist was playing John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine‘. That’s right, the one with the line, ‘Imagine no religion.’ … Then having settled down again to talk with the [...]

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God Save the Queen

by Richard on May 10, 2011

This is more or less a reblog

In May 1977, the Sex Pistols gave two fingers to the Establishment and the celebration of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. With the release of “God save the Queen”, punk rock hit the mainstream — whether the mainstream wanted it or not.
God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a [...]

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Church music

by Richard on December 8, 2009

Banksy Boy, inspired by this cartoon from ASBO Jesus and this video of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, suggests “disposing of worship groups/bands, just give everyone a Ukulele instead”.
I don’t want to say he’s wrong. I don’t want any controversy here.
But it would be better if only half got ukuleles. The other [...]

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Only the black notes

by Richard on August 1, 2009

World Science Festival 2009 :: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.
The easiest way to play a pentatonic scale is to play just the black notes on a piano (hence the headline): anyone can improvise [...]

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This is a gratuitous plug for a weekend event I’m organising with Andy Watts of the Carnival Band on June 27/28th.

Andy will provide music specially adapted from the arrangements used by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band in their recordings ‘Sing Lustily and With Good Courage’ and ‘Paradise Found’. Assisted by one or more [...]

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A little music quiz

by Richard on December 15, 2008

Just for fun.
Which songs do these lyrics come from?
1. I´ll be your clown or your puppet or your April Fool / If you´ll be my sunshine daisy from L.A
2. Each time I remember the day you went away / and how I would listen to the things you had to say
3. Smiles in the sunshine [...]

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Blip

by Richard on December 2, 2008

I’ve been enjoying blip.fm, found recently through twitter.
I just thought you should know.

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