Lou Reed, a creative musical genius, dies at the age of 71 as a result of liver complications. In essence, he created a new genre of music on the 60′s and 70′s writing songs that expressed urban life in black and white. Listening to his songs was like being at a carnival. They were so intriguing. Songs like “A walk on the wild side” with its bass intro seemed like tall tales, when in actuality they simply expressed life in those circles. Many of his albums just cut to the core of street life. I means man “what an eye”. Much of his creative life as a performer was given a start with the group Velvet Underground. He made a bridge with several other creative musicians at this time. Please read and view much of this material.
Beethoven was the man. If he didn’t rock and roll then no one did. His bass lines made today’s top bass players look quite small. Only kidding. We don’t compare.
We just just have a few songs here including Fur Elise, other Bagatelles, and Ecossaises(wow a tough one to spell).
Fur Elise has always been popular with students. Sounds easy but not really. Students should wait til they fully understand dynamics, rubato, and grace notes.
Listen to Fur Elise which starts soft and goes all out in the middle. Believe me Beethoven didn’t need an amp.
Songlist by Track
1. Fur Elise
2. Bagatelles, op. 126: 1 Andante Con Moto
3. Bagatelles, op. 126: 1I Allegro
4. Bagatelles, op. 126: 1II Andante
5. Ecosaisses, WoO 83: No. 1
6. Ecosaisses, WoO 83: No. 2
Held on June Friday June 14th 2013. Nearly 125 attendees enjoyed Beyer Music’s 32nd Annual Student Recital.
Held at beautiful colonial First Congregational Church in West Torrington, Connecticut. We wish them great success in their future musical endeavors. We thank all for allowing us to post these photos. More Coming!!
Ken and Betsy Beyer – Owners
Betsy Beyer- Photographer
Man I lucked out. I was surfing Pandora Radio the other day. Man I heard something really different. So cool it was unbelievable. I see the band Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters. Where have they been? Full bio coming out soon. In the meantime I will give you a taste. Reeeeeel Blues!!! These guys really do it. Check it out with the first song on the recent album “just for today”. It is called “The Big Train”. Just Click! And more coming!!
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer. He was 74 . Ray was a keyboard genius who was a founding member of the rock group The Doors. He had a remarkable ability to perform, create, innovate, and help produce. His death brings us back to all that he was as a musician and as a Doors performer. For decades his organ and keyboard solos had us dazzled. How could something sound so unbelievably good? His riffs brought Jim Morrison to heights and true immortality. Ray initially said to Jim Morrison( while sitting on a beach in LA Coast) that Jim’s lyrical writing was so powerful. It needed music. Jim could do the singing. Ray orchestrated it along with Robby Krieger(guitarist) and John Densmore(drummer). As they got gigs and were playing, the personality of the band evolved. Jim would put on shows that were wild. Ray played along with that organ that created “most all” the bass lines as in “Riders On The Storm”. Not enough can be said about a legend like Ray Manzarek. Ray continued to do a lot of playing in his later years. In 2002 he began touring with Robby Krieger.
I chose this YouTube video because it shows Ray in his later years. More will be added about Ray and The Doors.
Mark Johnson and Emory Lestor at NAMM 2003
This year’s NAMM Show is the best.
Part of gearing up for the new year is the NAMM Convention in Anaheim CA. Attracting retailers, musicians, and manufacturers from all over the world. This is where deals are made!