26. December 2008 · Comments Off on Yo Yo Ma and James Taylor · Categories: Videos

Folks here know I don’t do studio sessions really. Just a few in my lifetime. And they make me nervous. But mostly it’s the nerves before everything starts. When I did one about a month ago I started to really enjoy it. I like that on this video you get to see them yakking about things first.

Now if Yo Yo Ma and/or James Taylor wanted an oboe or English horn … I’d be there in a jiffy. (And yeah, I’d be incredibly nervous.)

26. December 2008 · Comments Off on Sing Along · Categories: Links

Get the beginning of Beethoven’s 5th in your head. Now sing:

Beethoven’s Fifth!
Beethoven’s Fifth
is the most famous symphony in history.
‘Fate knocking at the door ,’
said Ludwig,
‘is its theme.’

Article here. A teacher writes lyrics to famous works to help students remember them.

… at least according to this.