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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!