Monday, May 29, 2006

English mnemonics - Wikiquote - Music

English mnemonics - Wikiquote - Music

From the folks that bring us Wikipedia - Wikiquotes.

With lots of music memory aids. Great for music students.

Examples which go far beyond the old "Every Good Boy Does Fine" and "FACE":

Elvis Goes Begging Down Freeways
Even George Bush Drives Fast [don't hit the begging Elvis!]

Grizzly Bears Don't Fly Airplanes
George Bush Destroys Forests Always [that GB interval...]

All Cars Eat Gas [especially easy to remember nowadays]

Fat Cops Get Donuts After Every Bust
Big Elephants At Dinner Gobble Curly Fries

I Don't Particularly Like Modes A Lot.

Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears [common ground for guitar-playing political types?]

Friday, May 19, 2006

How to Write a Song - WikiHow

How to Write a Song - WikiHow

This looked interesting.

I wish it was more instrument-oriented and had more about chord progressions, however.

While here be sure to check out the "Music" Category - this had all kinds of even more interesting musical how-to's. Sure you want to learn how to spin your drumsticks. Sure you want to learn how to "jump on an electric guitar."
But, seriously, there's "how to compose", and how to buy, play, and take care of a wide assortment of musical instruments. And more of musical interest.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

YouTube - Evolution of Dance

YouTube - Evolution of Dance

Pretty much covers popular dance from Elvis on...

Entertaining, too.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Guitar Tools - News, Tips & Resources for Guitarists on Squidoo

Guitar Tools - News, Tips & Resources for Guitarists on Squidoo

Heads up, "Guitar People."

I was so impressed with this Squidoo Lens (kind of a cross between a website and a blog - I'm still learning about it) that I had to share the link to this great and rather comprehensive site about all things guitar. I'll be linking this to my Music Medley Page on my website as well.