Sun and Moon Improv #Music

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Here is an improvisation played on alto recorder in the pentatonic scale. Music Therapist Christine Stevens calls the major pentatonic scale the solar scale, while the minor pentatonic scale is lunar. I like these descriptions, and this improv evokes the sun and moon using these scales. You’ll hear the Egg of Creation shaker as well.

I hope you enjoy this relaxing improvisation! Please feel free to share your thoughts!

Fairy Song #Haiku #Music #Poem

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Take note of sparkles
Wisps of beauty Nature sends
Hear the fairy song


This Haiku is for
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 367 NOTE and Send.

“Fairy Song” is an expanded original piece that began as the “fairy flute” from
In the Fairy Meadow.

It now has a B section–additional melody. I play these 2 parts on Oriole (soprano) recorder, with harmony on alto recorder. Take note of the Harmony Ball pendant as well!

Enjoy!

The Little Horses #Decima #Music #Poem

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O hear this peaceful lullaby
That carries you to wondrous dreams
On horses with their manes that stream!
You ride them safely now in flight!
You travel far in sweet delight
Upon your brown or on your bay,
On dappled mare or on the gray.
You dream as high as horses leap,
Your own adventure while you sleep
From moonlit night to sunlit day!


A Decima written for
Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 67: (LEAP) in the D rhyme line.

The background music is the American folk song, “The Little Horses,” which was part of my
Double Strung Experiment series.

This version is played on a true double strung harp, alto recorder, Egg of Creation shaker, maple rattle, and pear branch Little Spirit Shaker.

I hope you enjoy the music and poem!

Dusk #Music #Meditation

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I wrote this instrumental piece on alto recorder, disguising itself as a Native-American style flute. I.e. playing only the A minor pentatonic scale. If you have no idea what that means, please feel free to ignore it! 🙂

Said recorder is accompanied by ukulele, bamboo/smokebush Harmony Rattle, and Egg of Creation shaker. The intro and ending are Zaphir Sunray/Summer and Koshi Aria/Air chimes.

I hope you enjoy this contemplative evening meditation!

If you haven’t heard it yet, you might like
Network of Stars,
which also features alto recorder played like a Native-American style flute.

Network of Stars #Tanka #Poem #Meditation

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Length: About 5 1/2 minutes

Huge network of stars!
And to think each single one
Is a brilliant spark!
We are sparks too–deep inside…
How does yours glimmer and shine?


A Tanka and instrumental piece written for
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Network.

Recorded with double strung harp, Harmony Ball Earth Sphere, Egg of Creation shaker, and alto recorder played like a Native-American style flute. 🙂

“Scarborough Fair” Revisited #Music

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Today we revisit “Scarborough Fair” from my
Double Strung Experiment series.

I hope you enjoy this much loved traditional English tune on double strung harp! But that’s not all! Since Scarborough is located on the North Sea coast, I also added the Koshi Aqua/water chime, Ocean Drum, cowrie shell shaker, and a mini rainstick shaker. Plus Oriole (soprano) recorder and deerskin frame drum, because why not?

Take a trip to the seaside with me!

Song of the Sea #Music

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I wrote this song in 2015. You can listen to the ukulele version with lyrics
here.

Today’s lovely instrumental is played on Ocean Drum, double strung harp, cowrie shell shaker, and Oriole (soprano) recorder. These instruments work especially well in this piece. I hope you enjoy it!

“Blow the Man Down” #Music

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You probably know this tune, but did you know it’s an English sea shanty from the 1800s and possibly earlier? I heard it as a child and wanted to include it in my sea-themed pieces.

Here, the Ocean Drum plays its wave sound, as well as rhythm beats. Melody and harmony are both played on alto recorder, with ukulele accompaniment.

I hope this brings a smile to your face! ☺️

“Let the Lower Lights Be Burning” #Music

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Here’s another familiar hymn by Philip P. Bliss, “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning.” A further nod to my happy childhood days listening to record albums of songs I didn’t hear anywhere else, some of which I haven’t heard since, but have never forgotten.

Enjoy the Ocean Drum, one of Remo’s wonderful additions to the hand percussion world, and my Native-American-made deerskin drum as well. You’ll hear this soothing melody on lyre, then alto recorder accompanied by ukulele. I hope you enjoy this first of several sea-themed pieces I’ll be sharing in the coming days!

In the Fairy Meadow #Meditation #Poem

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Here in the meadow find a tree;
Absorb its calming energy.
‘Tis where the fairies dance and play,
And this could be your lucky day!

Against the tree you rest your back,
Releasing everything you lack.
In balance now from crown to root,
You just might hear a fairy flute!

Emotions buried out of sight,
You let them fly into the Light.
The sun and flowers clear your mind
And show you what you came to find.

You sit and wait in harmony;
You listen, listen carefully.
You softly, softly hear the sound
Of fairies dancing all around!

They bring a message just for you,
And in your heart, you know it’s true.
You take with you the fairy song
To give you hope and keep you strong.

You thank the firm and faithful tree
For offering its harmony.
From trees and fairies you have learned;
It’s time now for your safe return.

Each dawning brings another day
To hear the fairies dance and play!
The gentle magic they impart,
You carry with you – in your heart!


Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, Meadow:
https://amanpan.com/2021/06/03/eugis-weekly-prompt-meadows-june-3-2021/

Recorded with intro/ending on Zaphir Sunray/Summer chime and Native-American deerskin drum. Within the meditation are Susato Oriole Pentacorder flute, Harmony Ball musical pendant, and the following shakers from
Earnest Efforts Etsy Shop
Large bamboo and redwood Harmony Rattle
Pear branch Little Spirit Shaker
Magnolia wood Spirit Shaker
Oregon myrtlewood triangular shaker

this post is not sponsored. I purchased these instruments personally, and I really enjoy them!