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Make It with You

“Make It with You” was written by David Gates and released by his group Bread. Gates reportedly played every instrument on the track except the drum part. 44 more words



“If” was written by singer-songwriter-producer-multi-instrumentalist-wrecking crew member David Gates in 1971. Originally popularized by his group Bread, the song charted at number four on the U.S.  21 more words


Prom 6: Shostakovich and Sibelius

It’s 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution and this Prom is stuffed with political, musical messages. The symphonic poem, October by Shostakovich is a ‘subversive musical message’ at his most political whilst Sibelius’ Second Symphony is considered ‘a potent symbol of nationalism and resistance by the people of Finland.’ Quite apt choices considering the political climate at the moment. 447 more words

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Prom 5: Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

By now I am starting to become familiar with certain composers. In Prom 5, I am again in the company of Sibelius and introduced to new friends, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. 385 more words

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Shadow Rider

“Shadow Rider” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. 9 more words


Adding Slurs to Lyrics Plug-in: Sibelius and Finale

When you are writing for voice that includes lyrics, slurs are usually used only when there is a melisma: 2 or more notes assigned to the same lyric. 145 more words