Song Spotlight: “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Amahl and the Night Visitors - Song Spotlight |

Mood: Ranges from sad/anxious to joyous Themes: Christmas, visiting the Christ child, miracles Tempo: Varies Genre/Style: Opera (English) Here it is, December 22nd, and I have spent the last month singing tons of holiday songs. Any of them would be worthy of a song spotlight here, but today, I just want to share my personal…

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My #1 Musical Resource for Christmas

If you are someone who wants to start singing again, who wants to make music together with family and friends, or who just wants a ready reference for lyrics to some of those old Christmas favorites, I have got the perfect resource for you. It’s The Easy Christmas Fake Book. I picked this book up…

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Song Spotlight: “Don’t Fence Me In”

Song Spotlight: Don't fence me in |

Mood: Relaxed Themes: Country life, Cowboys, Restrictions, Being “Fenced In” Tempo: Moderate Genre/style: Western/Cowboy Being in the Midwest, I run into a lot of folks who love country and western music. “Don’t Fence Me In” is one of my very favorite songs to offer when western music is requested, for two reasons: It’s popular, so a lot of people can…

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7 Tips for Choosing Music to Support Movement/Exercise

If you read my last post, you now know why music is such a great support for movement and exercise. Now here are some tips for how to choose the best music for movement and exercise. I’ll address two facets of movement to music: rhythmic and expressive. These aren’t really two opposite ideas; they are…

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