A great melody is one of the most important ingredients in writing a memorable song or piece of music. It’s the melody that catches your attention and stays in your head long after the song is done playing. The best melodies are often very simple to play or sing. Writing them is where the real challenge lies.
Creating an appealing post-modern rockabilly sound for the Camden Town crowd may seem like a challenge, but the London-based siblings Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis Durham make it appear effortless. For their latest album, The Third, which is exclusively streaming below, the trio molded a nostalgia-soaked menagerie of tunes with country, jazz, blues, and straight rock- 'n'-roll melodies. The mod album opener, "Whenever You See Me," provides a punchy, riot grrrl-esque ode to female empowerment; "Good Looking Woman" evokes the '50s era Ray Charles songbook; and the horn-heavy "Turkish Delight" is infused with equal parts ska and jazz.
Rarely performed but recognized as a hidden masterpiece, Sibelius's score for Jedermann is unusual in that the music closely follows the words and action of this morality play, intensifying Everyman's hubris, penance, escape from the Devil's clutches and ultimate salvation.The Two Serious Melodies reflect Sibelius' dark mood during the difficult years of World War I, while In memoriam resonates with his preoccupation with death in 1909 following a life-saving throat operation, and was performed at his own funeral in 1957. This is the fourth of a six volume set that explores Jean Sibelius's orchestral works beyond the higher profile symphonies, violin concerto and tone poems.Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam is an acclaimed Sibelius interpreter, having been awarded the annual Finnish State Prize for Music in 2004; and in 2005 the highly esteemed Sibelius Medal.
A unique 8-CD collection comprising nine hours of the best loved classical music!
In his first-ever instructional program, Gary Hoey reveals the secrets that have helped him amass 16 albums, five top 20 Billboard® hits and a spot on the list of top 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Learn his favorite scales, patterns, blues scales and the modes he uses to create soulful leads that grab the audience. Gary shows how he uses bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and reveals how he developed his signature vibrato. He covers his tricks for fretboard visualization, syncopated timings, melodic phrasing, string skipping intervals and the elements that give him command of a variety of musical genres.
Learn to play lovely, heart-rending pieces and benefit from Jay Ungar's years of experience as a top fiddler. He shows the inventive use of slides, grace notes, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques that turn ordinary tunes into distinctive compositions. Jay teaches Tombigbee Waltz, Tennessee Waltz, South Wind, Shebeg Shemor, Give Me Your Hand and his Grammy-winning tune from Ken Burns' PBS Civil War series, Ashokan Farewell.