Posts

Showing posts from September, 2013

Saxophone Concerto | Alexander Glazunov

I won the Old Dominion University Concerto Competition in 2006 playing this piece. Classical Saxophone.

Ralph Vaughn Williams | Oboe Concerto

Movement I: Rondo Pastorale, Allegro Moderato
Movement II: Minuet and Musette
Movement III: Finale, Scherzo

John Legend | True Colors

Really empowering lyrics... outstanding artist...

In a heart-melting moment, TED Talks Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing “True Colors,” giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers. “So don’t be afraid / to let them show / your true colors / are beautiful, like a rainbow.”



You with the sad eyes, don’t be discouraged
Oh I realize, It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people, You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness, inside you, Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors—
true colors are beautiful—like a rainbow

Show me a smile then, Don’t be unhappy,
can’t remember when I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy, and you’ve taken all you can bear
You call me up because you know I’ll be there

And I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Yo…

Hang Time | Percussion | The Hang Drum ("Hung")

Ludwig Van Beethoven | 5th Symphony in C Minor

Find out a little bit more about Beethoven Here

Listen for the main motif throughout the piece! (DunDunDun Duuuuuuuuuuuun!......In music teacher talk)