Monday, 27 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

This is my new blog, about my greatest passion: Music.
I hope you will enjoy my posts and look forward to reading your comments, posts, discussions, contributions. Welcome! 




An arpeggio (plural arpeggi or arpeggios) is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously. This word comes from the Italian word "arpeggiare", which means "to play on a harp." An alternate translation of this term is "broken chord."





Music is of course, almost the same for most people, as oxygene.

Without it we could not live, we could not laugh, we could not dance,
we would hardly get as intoxicated anymore. 


This has all been said and written in adundance. But...to do more with the musical ear, the ear that hears nuances, samples, strange

chords, weird tunes, obscure covers, this is the first and foremost reason why I started this blog ( "My Shining Hour" by John Coltrane is playing in the background)...is that a sign? 

A lot of jazz-cats, for instance, don't know that Harold Arlen, the author of this tune, was inspired by Sir Winston Churchill, who allegedly said in his famous raylling call to the citizens of the United Kingdom "This will be our finest hour" . Does this connection, this association, the hope locked in them, not make you listen to "My Shining Hour" with different ears? The music was written by Arlen with these words of Churchill in mind, the relentless power and optimism that Churchill uttered in those days, permeating through the A and E-majors. Mr. Coltrane, in this 1961 version, gives us the impression he is improvising as he is playing, (maybe he is?) , so light as a feather and soothing does his saxophone and his breezy, expressive playing sound. Here the music is also applying to the innovative and 'rebellious' Mr. Coltrane who said,  a performance should be a 'whole expression of one's being' , in a very spiritual and individual way, therefor the shining hour of John himself, but in a way, everyone who listens to this beautiful rendition. 



My Shining Hour by John Coltrane