Music Monday Jan. 9: Me

There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear. Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is saferContinue reading “Music Monday Jan. 9: Me”

Music Monday: If you haven’t heard it already…

Every so often, I like to share my music page link. Many people read my posts, but unless they visit my website, they don’t see the other things that I have created. https://linesbyleon.com/my-music-and-more/ Most of the recording is not studio quality (since it wasn’t done in a studio), and recording isn’t something I enjoy doing,Continue reading “Music Monday: If you haven’t heard it already…”

Music Monday: Riviera Galliard

I write better than I play. I play better than I record. I record better than I perform. Which is why it takes me a long time to get my music into audio form. It was the mid [insert decade here]s. I was two years out of high school, still trying to figure out whatContinue reading “Music Monday: Riviera Galliard”

Music Monday: Nobody’s Perfect

I finally changed the strings on my guitar. Wow. What a difference. Will that give me motivation to play more? I still enjoy playing, but sometimes it feels too much like a chore. It takes me a long time to learn a new piece of music (or re-learn something). If I step away for aContinue reading “Music Monday: Nobody’s Perfect”

Music Monday: Opus 6 – Progress

I sat down the other day and was able to write a few potential transitions to get me from one part to the next. There are so many different forms that a piece of classical music can take. Some take the forms of dances: Gavotet, Mazurka, Allemande, while others are named for their tempo: Allegro,Continue reading “Music Monday: Opus 6 – Progress”

Music Monday: Minimalism

John Cage’s 4’33. A pianist comes out and sits at a piano and begins to…do nothing for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. Is this taking minimalism too far, or is it just someone beating everyone else to the punch. Probably the latter. My first exposure to minimalism was Philp Glass’s Koyaanisqatsi. I didn’t hear itContinue reading “Music Monday: Minimalism”

Music Monday: Places (acoustic guitar)

I hope you have been enjoying my composition series Opus 1 through 5. The next one will follow once I have all the parts connected into a cohesive piece of music. How long does that take? Beats me, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll share a project I have been working on called Places.Continue reading “Music Monday: Places (acoustic guitar)”

Music Monday: Opus 2

I sommelier once told me, don’t let anyone tell you what you taste. If you taste black cherry, then it has notes of black cherry. He also said that price shouldn’t be a factor. If you like it, it’s a good wine. That’s advice coming from someone whose job it is to sell us onContinue reading “Music Monday: Opus 2”

Music Monday: Music and Poetry-The Connection

I wrote this guest post for the blog Spines in a Line (great name, right?) so I decided to post it here today. Music and Poetry-The Connection When you think about poetry, music doesn’t always spring to mind. When you hear your favorite song, most people don’t connect it to a poem. Song lyrics, onContinue reading “Music Monday: Music and Poetry-The Connection”