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2009-09-18
4:32 PM

Somewhere over the rainbow


标签: Somewhere rainbow 2009-09-18 14:12
搞了半天,原来是首歌来自电影《绿野仙踪》(The Wizard of Oz)。没有看过这部电影,但小的时候买过这本书,虽然里面的内容早已经忘记,题目却记得清楚。在网路上搜索了一下,竟然看到哟个6岁的小女孩在英国达人(Britain's got talent)上因着这条个一鸣惊人的录像。看来Susan Boyle并不是第一个。
这条个节奏缓慢,是一个女孩在收到叔叔婶婶的打击之后一个人唱的,有点忧伤,却又带着孩子对美好的憧憬。
应该找电影来看,有点古老的电影。
练习的是简化的一条曲子,前一半是mp,后一般是mf, 很多踏板的使用。一直感觉把握音的轻重比较难。

Over the Rainbow
PERFORMER Judy Garland
MUSIC/LYRICS Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

2009-07-28
9:56 AM

O Sole Mio!


标签: Mio Sole 2009-07-28 07:46
这支热情奔放的歌最初是意大利那不勒斯(Naples)的创作比赛中写成,用那不勒斯方言(Neapolitan)男高音(tenor)演唱。基于他的曲调而创作的流行歌曲,耳熟能详的有60年代猫王(Elvis Presley) 的It's Now or Never. 另外更早的40年代Tony Martin 的There is No Tomorrow 比较不熟悉,在网上没有找到录音。
Lyric of ‘O Sole Moi!’in English:

What a wonderful thing a sunny day
The serene air after a thunderstorm
The fresh air, and a party is already going on…
What a wonderful thing a sunny day.

But another sun,
that’s brighter still
It’s my own sun
that’s in your face!
The sun, my own sun
It’s in your face!
It’s in your face!

When night comes and the sun has gone down,
I start feeling blue;
I’d stay below your window
When night comes and the sun has gone down.

But another sun,
that’s brighter still
It’s my own sun
that’s in your face!
The sun, my own sun
It’s in your face!
It’s in your face!
Lyric of 'It's now or never'
It's now or never,
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling,
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late,
it's now or never
My love won't wait.

When I first saw you
with your smile so tender
My heart was captured,
my soul surrendered
I'd spend a lifetime
waiting for the right time
Now that your near
the time is here at last.

It's now or never,
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling,
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late,
it's now or never
My love won't wait.

Just like a willow,
we would cry an ocean
If we lost true love
and sweet devotion
Your lips excite me,
let your arms invite me
For who knows when
we'll meet again this way

It's now or never,
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling,
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late,
it's now or never
My love won't wait.

2009-04-14
4:38 PM

The entertainer, Scott Joplin


标签: entertainer Scott The Joplin 2009-04-14 06:14
The Entertainer (艺人)

副标题:A rag time two step
Scott Joplin (斯科特·乔普林)被后人成为‘King of Ragtime". 这条'The Entertainment'完成于1902年,后来成为1973年获七项奥斯卡奖电影'The Sting'的主题曲,并获最佳音乐奖。
Ragtime 是最早的真正的美国音乐,流行于大约1879-1918年间,早于爵士乐。早期是美国红灯区跳舞用的音乐。
(参考维基百科)

Full score: http://www.mutopiaproject.org/ftp/JoplinS/entertainer/entertainer-a4.pdf
MID: http://www.mutopiaproject.org/ftp/JoplinS/entertainer/entertainer.mid
Piano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cFkae0j_Ns

2009-04-09
4:36 PM

雅克·奥芬巴赫: Can-can


2009-04-09 02:37
雅克·奥芬巴赫(Jacques Offenbach,1819年6月20日-1880年10月5日),出生于德国的法国作曲家。代表作为歌剧《霍夫曼的故事》。被后人尊为轻歌剧的奠基人,其轻歌剧情节轻快幽默,曲风优美,多采用当时流行的歌曲、舞曲形式,使作品通俗易懂。
康康舞(Cancan),是指在19世纪末在法国流行的一种舞蹈。由数名身着艳丽服饰的妙龄女郎表演。她们的裙子通常长及地板,从上到下有很多层并且每层都是波浪形的皱褶。跳舞时提着裙摆的两手不断左右挥动并向前高高踢直腿,煞是令人眼花缭乱。最有名的数法国蒙马特的“红磨坊”夜总会和“丽都”夜总会 ,而法國足球隊之技術亦於1997年4月一日開始以康康球來命名。(摘自维基百科)

Dancing fountain of Las Vegas, in front of Bellagio:
Water CanCan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZqU8Zkfj1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdNp0SG1AbA&NR=1

2009-04-09
4:36 PM

The lion sleeps tonight


标签: lion The sleeps tonight 2009-04-09 03:02
funny version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUMwu_gXK7Q&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwy5uqemp6c&feature=related
来源于非洲流行乐,经过多次再创。

2009-04-09
4:37 PM

Nobody knows the trouble I have seen


标签: trouble Nobody seen knows 2009-04-09 03:07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKKRzemX_w
美国黑人宗教音乐

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory hallelujah!

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
Oh yes Lord
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground
Oh yes Lord.

2009-03-02
4:30 PM

3-2-2009


2009-03-03 14:02
"Go Down Moses"
取自【出埃及记8:1】.约瑟时代以色列迁移埃及,经过改朝换代,以色列人在埃及的地位也从贵宾跌到奴隶。以色列呼天唤地,神听到他们的哀哭,呼召摩西带领以色列人出埃及。摩西在40岁第一次得神启示,知道自己将被神重用,拯救以色列人,可是神预备了他又一个40年,直到80岁才å‘
这首曲子用到一个升音#G,渐强减弱用了很多,Let my people go 的people 到最高音,#G,表达了一种权威的口气。'Go down, Moses' 从mp减强,使用踏板,是神吩咐祂的仆人摩西时的坚决有温柔的感情。
When Israel was in Egypt's land,
Let my people go.
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
let my people go
go down, moses,
'way down in Egypt's land.
Tell Pharaoh, let my people go.
熟练使用渐强减弱和踏板是这首曲子的关键。

2009-03-01
4:30 PM

2-28-2009

2009-03-01 01:52
又是月末了,月末月初的日子总是不好过(要付帐单了).
令人欣慰的是Piano for Adult(Beginner level) 也接近尾声了。还有最后两条了。刚刚用大调和小调弹过一只法国民歌,感觉一些大小调的不同。下面一条是Leoncavallo 的 Pagliacci中的几小节,练习连音线,是小调歌曲,用到F#和B#,一下还算不过来是什么小调。
看看Leoncavallo是谁吧。
WIKI上没有他的中文中文介绍,下面转贴互动百科上的介绍:
这条Pagliacci翻译为‘丑角’或‘小丑’
Ruggiero Leoncavallo-生平简介 :  Ruggiero Leoncavallo,1848-1919,意大利作曲家,早年就学于那不勒斯音乐学院,毕业后立志于歌剧创作,但初期作品不受赏识ã1890年受玛斯卡尼的歌剧《乡村骑士》影响,仅用了五个月写成了二幕歌剧《丑角》,在歌唱家弗拉丁帮助下,1892年由名指挥托斯卡尼尼在米兰上演,反映的热烈程度超过了前者。脚本由作者自写(他的其他歌剧也如此ï¼

2009-02-18
4:28 PM

2-17-2009


2009-02-18 07:23
听凌远老师的讲课总能勾起对钢琴的向往,激起一种欲望要做到钢琴前不停地练。做老师怎样才能做到这种程度呢?在网上搜了一下,能查到的资料并不多,只知道她出生成长与印尼,她的邻居发现她的音乐天赋,后来对祖国的向往促使她考取中英音乐学院。她不仅是琴弹的好,更重要的是她授课用心引导学生。今天听她讲到一句,如果妈妈让你弹琴你不高兴就乱弹,就不好了,这样是对作曲的不尊重。一定要喜欢,热爱钢琴。是呀,心情不好的时候,会发现弹出来很不好听,不好听就更心情不好,以致虐待钢琴。
警戒自己:心情不好的时候,不要摸钢琴,因为不配。等心情好了再来吧。