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My Style of Music , a letter to a music friend.

November 22, 2019

My Style of Music
Let me add this thought. I did traditional rock recordings in the eighties; guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, but then evolved to a simpler style, back to basics that I really like. So, should I studio record this or any of my songs, it would not be a retro band attempt from the style of 60 years ago, but a new more simple arrangement, in the new style that most don’t seem to like much, or at best are bewildered that it doesn’t sound like it “should”, in the old style.
At most any studio recording of mine now would involve a lead singer, 2 background singers and one or two standard guitars, and the comments would still be: I want to hear the old style, don’t you? No, not anymore. There were the Beatles and 60 years of imitators in my opinion. We don’t need me to be another. Yes many here are doing original and fine work in this style, and it suits them. Your work is a fine example, but it is not for me anymore.

Tom Hendricks
(musician, painter, writer, and editor of Musea, a zine covering the arts and media revolution, social issues, and science for 25 years.)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

Connects to all the following:

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) MUSIC, HUNKASARUS, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)
BLOG for MUSEA, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail etc.)
BOOK PAGES (all 6 of my books + author info. )
http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv
YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 73 videos)
BIG MUSIC LIST, 200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List) MUSEA’s 200th Issue / Underground History of Dallas 1992-2017

Music Quotes about the Music Revolution from Musea, since 1992

September 5, 2019

Music Quotes about the Music Revolution.
From Musea, since 1992

Time for a change in music – instead of just 3 companies controlling everything there should be thousands!

Musea, leading the music revolution against the “Big 3 Labels” that control the music industry.

Those born since the 90s have the delusion that mainstream music is supposed to be bad and not the best in the world.

The Big 3 Labels control manufacturing, distribution, promotion, reviews, concerts, radio, awards shows, music media, music charts, and streaming. Anything else they sue out of business by their watchdog organization, RIAA.

When you have to search out a musician’s music, they are probably making minimum wage, while 1% make 70% of all money in music.

When people hide their heads in the sand about all this, it’s the same as bowing down to the 3 CEOs that control and have ruined music.

Join us – thousands of musicians against the 3 CEOs that control the music industry.

Time to stop supporting the 3 old men, no women, that control all music, the Big 3, and start supporting all musicians. That includes ending the glass ceiling against all women in positions of leadership in the music industry.

Which side are you on, 3 CEOs, The Big 3, that control the music industry or all musicians?

Musicians need your support not your head in the sand!

Who here would get upset if there were more than 3 people who decided if you got a career in music or made minimum wage all your life?

The Big 3 control 80% of the music industry and their lawyers the other 20%.

When the music media blocks out the music revolution against the Big 3, they block out every musician making minimum wage or less = thousands of talented people.

Music revolution has two sides:
3 greedy CEOs that prop up the same 10 top 40 pop stars versus all the other musicians in the world.

Katy Perry spent $11 million on promoting one song!
Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” tour has made $736.7 million!
To make minimum wage through streaming on Spotify, a musician has to have 336,842 total plays. No musician can compete against the pop darlings of the Big 3 Labels!

Remember my ear is always open.

World’s First Singalong Song

August 28, 2019

Dear Readers,

Today I posted my new video, the world’s first, online, singalong, song. See lyrics and sing the ‘lalalala chorus.” Join the world.

For this and all my channel of youtube videos see this url and give it a thumbs up or comment. Thanks!

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

Here’s TWO More videos

August 20, 2019

Dear Reader,

Here are two more videos:

Traveller
Folk song for the wayward.

Catch Me (If You Can)
Jazz Piece – short!

Please give them a thumbs up (lift a finger to help)
much appreciated.

Here’s my youtube channel – they are the top two.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

Keyboard Pieces

July 30, 2019

Thanks, I’ll check them out.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 7:59 AM Tom Hendricks <tomhendricks474> wrote:

Dear Reader,

This week I posted 8 of my short, keyboard compositions,.
They are a sort of a cross between Bach and Tchaikovsky !
Look for lots of melody, atonal is out for me.

Please give these a thumbs up! Comments are welcome too!

This is one of hundreds of keyboard bagatelles that I’ve written. Most
are a minute or so long. My piano playing is average at best, so it’s
the composition that is important.

Modern classical music? Got to be atonal, strident, cold, and weird,
right? Don’t think so!!! I try to make these bagatelles melodic,
simple, beautiful, elegant, and fun!

Most have a 2 part structure with a major theme, then a minor middle
then a repeat of the original theme. Join the music revolution!

https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

The Happy Flea
Keyboard bagatelle.

Leaves
Keyboard bagatelle.

Worker Ants, Worker Bees
Keyboard bagatelle:

Little Sparrow
Keyboard bagatelle.

Sprite
Keyboard bagatelle

Circus
Keyboard bagatelle.

Another Lonely Night
Keyboard bagatelle.

Mother Goose
Keyboard bagatelle.

Pioneering Women
Plus one Guitar Instrumental (double tracked) for good measure


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