Monthly - MAY 2019
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Quote of the Month
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often
think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein
There Are Music Notes
In My Cereal!
If you noticed music notes in your cereal, then it’s time you consider that you have a very serious condition called, “Musicianitis”.
Those affected will also start hearing songs in their head at unusual times such as when you are doing homework or playing fetch with your dog.
You’ll start thinking about the chords your teacher taught you. You’ll recognize rhythms in songs on the radio.
Soon you’ll have the uncontrollable need to sit down with your instrument and practice…because you are becoming…and dare I say it…a musician!
This horrible condition will actually make you happier than you’ve ever been. Your family and friends will notice your behavior and it will spread happiness to them too!
You’ll even dream about music! Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Famous musicians came up with hit songs by dreaming about them!
One of the most popular hit songs from the Beatles was “Yesterday”. Paul McCartney said he literally fell out of bed, stumbled over to the piano and quickly played the melody and chords so he wouldn’t forget it!
Billy Joel also dreamt about his hit, “The River of Dreams”. The song just kept repeating in his head after he woke up. He said, “It wouldn’t go away” so he knew it had to be worked on for his new album.
There are other musicians with the same experience and some, like Paul McCartney, have had more than one “dream hit”!
So, does any of this sound familiar? Do you find yourself thinking about music all the time? If so, then Congratulations! You’ve joined a magical world! The practicing doesn’t seem boring anymore and your heart is filled with joy!
If however, you are thinking about music but getting frustrated, don't worry. Anything worth doing seems difficult at first. The secret is not to quit.
See it through and one morning when you wake up, you’ll be
surprised that you were dreaming about your first hit single!
Yesterday by The Beatles, 1965
Billy Joel - The River of Dreams, 1993
Here is a fun interactive puzzle featuring our Quote of the Month artwork! Click this link: Einstein Jigsaw Puzzle, then click on the picture like this one, fill in a nickname and have fun putting it together!
Keyboards aren't the only instrument to make different sounds besides the one they were made for. Musician David Lap has come up with some creative ways to make his guitar sound like several different instruments from the bagpipes to the cello!
Lap says, "I tried to get closer to the sound of some musical instruments with my acoustic and electric guitars, without using pedals or special effects. All the instruments were reproduced using the clean sound (except for the bagpipes for which I used the distortion). I only used some objects to change the sound of the guitar."
Check out the video below with links to other imitations he has discovered like animals and Star Wars!
Q: Why do flowers always drive so fast?
A: They put the petal to the metal!
Fun Days & Facts in the month of May!
May 4: Star Wars Day! A good way to celebrate this day is to take the time out to listen to the Star Wars compositions of John Williams!
May 10: Clean Up Your Room Day. Make your mom happy before Mother's Day by cleaning your room without her asking!
Mother's Day. Show Mom how much you love her by playing her a song you've learned!
Don’t Cast A Clout ‘til May Is Out!
“What? Are you speaking another language?”
No, just another fun fact about the month of May! Even though I adjusted it for modern day English the actual saying is…
“Ne'er cast a clout till May be out!”
My Irish grandmother always used it, so we figured it must have originated in the British Isles and we passed it down to the next generations.
The word “ne’er” means “never”, the word “cast” means to “throw” or “discard” and the word “clout” translated means “cloth”.
So, as the saying goes – don’t put away all of your warmer clothing until the month May is over, because even though you might get a few warmer days, you’ll still get those chilly ones!
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