Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Yop Harbung, and sung and made popular by the renown Judy Garland. This beautiful, well-known piece is from the movie (and musical) The Wizard of Oz. Your special someone likely makes you feel like you've arrived on the other side of a rainbow, and you feel he's as precious as a pot of gold. What better way to express your joy? Such a lovely song is perfect as one of your options for the procession of your bridesmaids, and is sure to make everyone smile with delight.
As one of America's most respected art forms, jazz music got it start in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave, folk songs. These songs have a special rhythm that feels a little bit off, called syncopation. Since it's inception jazz has the broadest amounts interpretations, out of all the genres that are why we have defined some criteria on why we picked the musicians we did!
Criteria: Artists are judged by the influence of their music, by their artistic skills and inspiration, by the greatness of the music that they helped create, and the contributions that they made to that music.
Most of us have fallen in love with a piece of music in a minor key. No matter what the genre, most of us feel that the minor mode is particularly expressive and even a little pessimistic or emotional. Music theorists, musicians and music enthusiasts ask this question often but it has no definitive answer. I will not answer the question, but I can explain why we hear a minor key differently than a major key culturally and theoretically.
As you may know, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) is remembered as a virtuoso pianist and composer. His adaptations in piano performance and technique are a cornerstone in the study of the instrument while his contribution to composition is widely celebrated today. While Liszt’s intellectual pursuits and achievements deserve their recognition, today I want to honor his endowment to sexiness. In case you didn’t know, Franz Liszt was a total hottie.
It is definitely easy to get caught up in the same songs, genres, and artists for months or years at a time. But let’s be honest, listening to the same playlists every day can get really boring. It is time to get out of your musical rut, and I am here to help!