Archive for the ‘Classical Music’ Category

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 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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Ten Classical Music Favorites (from the Musea Vaults

November 12, 2015

TEN CLASSICAL PIECES (to get you started) – Hey, this stuff won’t appreciate itself!
Here is an introduction to the beauties of classical music. You may not think you like classical music, but you’ll probably love almost all of these. Most people do.

1. BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ. This is haunted house music at its best, and no one has surpassed it for chills in the 300 years since it was composed. Booo!

2. BEETHOVEN: Two choices (among a plethora): For romantics start with the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata. For the rest its the best symphony of all the Symphony #9 in D Minor with the Ode to Joy finale. Music at the highest level, period! Those who know it can add their own novel of praise here.

3. CHOPIN: The Minute Waltz. The best composer for piano has a fast trilling piece with a ‘deep lilt’ to it. Once hooked, listen to his nocturnes, etudes, and preludes, oh my!

4. DEBUSSY: Claire de Lune. Heavenly music – moon inspired.

5.GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue. What’s this – classical AND jazz from a pop song composer? It’s the cat’s meow!

6. MENDELSSOHN: Incidental music for a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bubbling magic in assorted themes – and the overture written at 17!

7. MOZART: Variations on a French Theme. The title sounds snooty but what it is is variations on the theme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star- an enchanting genuis at work here. (And for the more serious among us try Symphony #40 in G Minor K. 550. The opening has a real kick to it.)

8. SCHUBERT: The Unfinished Symphony #8. Lost then found again by a conductor on the prowl for missing manuscripts, this bit of music has been called the ‘greatest fragment in music. Symphony music of stark beauty by a composer who died too too young.

9. JOHANN STRAUSS: The Blue Danube Waltz. Ballroom waltzing music that takes you straight to turn of the century Vienna – perhaps classical music’s best ‘bandleader’ – even among a family of them.

10. TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker Suite. A Christmas favorite and perhaps the most beautiful and melodic of all ballets – Watch for the Sugar Plum Fairies!

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