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  •  That's Just One Hell of a Beautiful Melody. (2+ / 0-)
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    mama jo, mookins

    My jr. high school concert band played excerpts of this musical back when it was current, and this was my favorite part of the arrangement.

    2 key musical 6th's ("la"), right in the opening after a 3rd, and then the ending note of the mid point of the 1st verse. This is big medicine in my Celtic trad music which I was just discovering at this time.

    Damn, over 40 years and I can still hear the way it reverberated in that particular band room.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:19:11 PM PDT

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    •  I hear ya, goose-- (0+ / 0-)

      I was in the band, too, and altho this particular piece
      wasn't in our repertoire, I know the feeling you're
      talking about.

      [there is something so fantastic that happens
      when the instrument that you had previously practiced for
      hours on end--alone--is joined with others to produce
      harmonies, themes and subthemes, and all the wonderful
      dynamics that are a part of that.  esp. when you're that age,
      and experience it firsthand.  it is something one never
      forgets, and was the catalyst for my life-long love of music.]

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