Archive for the ‘Classical Music’ Category

Beethoven Fix?

December 16, 2017

So if I have enough gaul to ‘fix” the art work of celebrated masters in painting, do I have enough to ‘fix’ the music of Beethoven on his birthday today 16th?
(Perhaps added to, or made my version, would be a better tem, but not as provocative.)

Fractured Beethoven (this piece was made and played by me. BTW this is not easy to play!)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060622075123/http://musea.digitalchainsaw.com:80/audio_files/fractured_beethoven.mp3

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
tomhendricks.us

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Big LIst Update 6/17

June 15, 2017

The BIG LIST.
Update 6/17

Here are the latest add-ons

Best Group Dylan, Assorted Artists, 30th Anniversary Concert, “My Back Pages.” (yt.)

Best Where Did THAT Come From Ringo, Ringo Starr, “Night and Day.” (yt.)

Best Single Bobby Vee Turned Down. Carol King, “Might As Well Rain Until September”. (yt.)

Best Song That Might Not Give The Answer That You Want It To. Fleetwood Mac, “Oh Well.” (yt.)

Proof Why Early Rock n Roll Was So Much Fun. Lillian Briggs, “I Want You To Be My Baby.” (yt.)

Joni Mitchell’s Favorite Tune from the 90s, New Radicals, “You Get What You Give.” (yt.)

Best Doowop That Wasn’t Released In ’58. The Avalons, “What’s Wrong?” (yt.)

Best Choreographed Music, K-Pop, all the South Korean Boy and Girl bands. (yt.)

Best “No”( to Using Their Music for Ads). John Densmore for the Doors. (yt.)

Last minute music shopping

December 19, 2015

Dear Musea Reader,

Need a last minute gift idea to send from your computer? Though a little more than my books, each of my 9 cd’s is about $10 There is all type of music so anyone should find a song they like.

You can find it at i-tunes, amazon, cd Baby (link below) and all the other major music sites.

Happy Holidays.

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar

Pictured is the rare 9 CD, 150 song tin set.

The Psychology of Keys in Music, (from the Musea Vaults)

November 22, 2015

K-E-Y-S

Can knowing the key of the music tell you what the music will be like? WE THINK SO! Does it matter what type of music? (Excluding atonal) WE THINK NOT! Take a look at the list, then compare for yourself. Check Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, Chopin’s Preludes, or my own Bagatelle Variations – each set has compositions in each of the major and minor keys. Note Masculine keys = A-G, Feminine keys = Ab, Bb, C#, Eb, and F#. Self keys Ab-Bb, Sociable C#-G and B (with C a mix of both). Lightest key is Bb, heaviest E.

A: Reserved, conservative, prudish, domineering, intelligent, shrewd self-centered, closed, color deep-red, bullish, narrow, Bachian, stern, haughty. (see F#m)

Am: Brooding, brutal, uncomplicated, angry, pouting, self-centered, primal, 2nd most powerful minor, childlike, selfish, self-oriented, spoiled (C).

Bb: Gentle, wistful, energetic, brisk, bright, musing, reasonable, youthful, quick, contemplative, cool, light blue, reflective, dry, airy. (Gm)

Bbm: Airy, action restrained, windy, conventional front, frustrated, restricted, wanting to escape from formalities, youth restrained, sociable, deceiving, flattering, crafty, suffocating, entertaining, longing for freedom, theatrical, polite, energetic, regretful (C#)

B: Independent, futuristic, hopeful, inner peace, pleasant, liquid, wintry humanitarian, healthy, mature, fresh, self-satisfied, dark blue, enlightened, content, open, strong, optimistic. (Abm)

Bm: Agitated, guarded, scary, independent, liquid, airy, weird, aquamarine blue, offbeat, perverted, disturbing, medium (not heavy or lite), insane, worried. (D)

C: Active, angelic, basic, not embroidered, plebian, all-encompassing, straightforward, honest, heavenly, creme white or beige, common, sincere, solid, self-expressive, unpretentious, constructive, hardworking. (Am)

Cm: Brooding, tragic, solid, anguish, heavier than C#m, lighter than Em, more evolved than Am, passionate, expressive, moving, active (Eb)

C#: reasonable, facile, polished, cosmopolitan, polite, refined, sophisticated, show-off-y, wise, intelligent, understanding, sociable, wanderlust-ful, people-oriented, achieving, pure white, civilized, fashionable. (Bbm)

C#m: Profound, darkest most intense and introspective minor, heart-
rendering, refined, purest white light, orgiastic, sublime, ethereal, not of this world, subtle, beyond reason, cathartic, enlightened, graceful,

Nirvana (E).

D: Proud, royal, trumpet-like, regal, sunny, boastful, powerful, crisp, bright, haughty, kingly, active, questing, chivalric, yellow, ceremonial, rousing, stately. (Bm)

Dm: Tempestuous, stormy, most aggressive minor, active, rumbling, forceful, lofty, moody, dynamic, haughty, revengeful, stirring, energetic, theatrical, nature-like, windy. (F)

Eb: Hospitable, most sociable of all keys, charitable, pale yellow, charming, luxurious, compassionate, yielding, fun, gentle, generous, open, cultivated, lighthearted, understanding, sophisticated, entertaining, party like, melancholy, warm, philanthropic. (Cm)

Ebm: Melancholy, light, girlish, open, sentimental, mystical, wizard like, innocent, petulant, warm, remorseful (F#)

E: Powerful, heavy, grand, robust, dynamic, stout, open, substantial, charismatic, dominant, watery, emotional, paradise like, moving, strong, gold, most powerful and heaviest key, frank, honest. (C#m)

Em: Powerful, anguish, inner darkness, despair, brooding, emotional, sweeping, tragic, dramatic, heavy, depressive, angst, open, lushful, moody, the heaviest minor, passionate, strong feeling. (G).

F: Pastoral, bucolic, dry, simple, pleasant, calming, restful, light, busy, earthy, at ease, soothing, green, not pretentious, peaceful, country like (Dm).

Fm: Sparkling, dark, busy, dry, earthy, nervous, quick, not heavy, hardworking, natural, not pretentious, mournful, sad (Ab).

F#: Playful, childish, sweet, cloying, wimpy, youthful, clinging, mischievous, dry, virginal, spooky, frightening. (Ebm)

F#m: Childlike, spooky, dark, crafty, hidden, mischievous, sullen, suspicious, secretive, frightened, fluttering, closed, plotting. (A)

G: Joyful, jovial, fun, friendly, regal, dry, solid, frolicking, sincere, moving, grand, honest, frank, unpretentious,, graceful, manly, broad, sweeping. (Em)

Gm: Active, passionate, optimistic, stirring, graceful, youthful, honest, understanding, longing, the most romantic minor, light but solid. (Bb)

Ab: Nebulous, feminine, hopeful, full of faith, solid, sturdy, unreal, maternal, motherly, emotional, excited, imaginative, intuitive, feeling, optimistic, girlish, giddy, not practical, instructive, the key of faith and hope, full of expectations. (Fm)

Abm: Fear, terror, haunted, hopeful, solid, full of faith, full of expectations, worrying, crying, feminine, helpless, dreading, filled with danger. (B).

The LOST TAPES (music)

November 13, 2015

THE LOST TAPES

These 27 Lost Tapes, most by me, some by talented friends, are called that because they have never been officially released on the net.

They include a couple full band, early singles from me, some great music from talented musician friends, and some of my keyboard compositions, with some of those in the classical style, some in the jazz style.

For those who missed them, here they are again.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060619072314/http://musea.digitalchainsaw.com/music.html

THE LOST TAPES:

The letter following the title tells you how good the technical recording is – from A – F. A = studio recording. C or lower = home recording.

These four were my first attempts at the combo style of guitar playing or Voice and Guitar style, the style I’m recorded my 150 song set. There are three Elvis standards plus the cartoon TV theme song. All four were later rerecorded for the big music project. See youtube for all 4 by searching “CD Baby + Hunkasaurus + song-title”

1. Treat Me Nice – A. Some rockabilly.

2. That’s All Right Mama – A. More rockabilly

3. Heartbreak Hotel – A.

4 Bugs Bunny Theme – A.
Next come some full band songs from the past:

5. Dallas – A. Tribute to my home. “This town lies in the future!”

6. Stories – A. 2 verse/stories with this moral “Heaven help the man who refuses to change”

These two are both beautiful slow songs by very talented friends from my 12 By 12 recordings:

7. Love Is Forever. – A. Alayna Mosteller sings while the composer, Scott Jacob Loehr plays the piano accompaniment

8. Angel – A. Anthony Baugh sings one of his own songs.
Next come these keyboard pieces. These are what I call ‘bagatelles. They are each a very short keyboard composition usually with a major theme, a minor break, and a repeat of the major theme. All are poor, C-F for technical sound quality.

9. Bullfrog -single melody line for a looooow horn.

10. Circus – circus type music with a kinda calliope sound

11. Fractured Beethoven – my fractured version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy” from his ninth symphony. Purists cover your ears!

12. Leaves – harpsichord music – you are back in the 18th century.

13. Skating – a waltz. You can almost see the gliding of skaters in the carefree music.

14. Sparrow – synthesizer lite

15. Sprite – eerie and ghostly waltz for things that go bump in the night

16. Strings – sounds like a grand orchestra of violins

17. The Happy Flea – a whistling song

18. Subatomic Particles – hear them electrons buzzing?

19. Walk in the Field – I don’t remember a thing about this one. But I think it was melodic.
Here are some home recordings, and they sound it (tech quality C-F) of voice and/or guitar.

20. I’ll Sing For You – slow love song.

21. Spanish Melody – a composition of mine in the classical guitar vein. (Also see studio version online.

22. History of Rock and Roll – beat poetry with ‘crazy’ guitar – you dig!

23. Tommy’s Got A Song in His Guitar – little bit of autobio about songwriting. (Also see studio version online.
Some more synthesizer music. These are loosely jazz improvisations. Again all have low technical quality, C-F.

24 Soul Searching – jazz exploring.

25 The Happy Flea part 2 – happy jazz.

26 Watching Her Walk From Behind – sexy jazz.

27. The Signal – bells ring and exotic rhythms beckon.
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http://www.Hunkasaurus.com / or all major streaming sites.

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