CLASS LISTENING

Music from a Dry Cleaners and a Tree

Funky music made and recorded in a dry cleaning store. Very neat! This one is the same guy (Diego Stocco) making and recording music off of a tree in his back yard.

 

Ice Drummers

Frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia becomes a percussion playground.

 

"The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa

This version is the United States Marine Band with a bit of historical introduction at the start. And this version is the US Army Field Band and Chorus with the not-often-heard chorus section!

 

"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry

See a video here with vintage photos and lyrics.

 

"Georgia on My Mind"

Watch and listen to Ray Charles on piano here.

Enjoy the Willie Nelson version here.

 

"Whoa, Mule!" performed by Raymond Fairchild on banjo

Raymond is one of the best and fastest banjo players in the country. View a video of him here.

 

Aaron Copland: "Hoedown" from the ballet "Rodeo"

This link is a free mp3 you can listen to on your computer. There are other Aaron Copland songs on this page also.

This is a video of some of my former students in Miami playing it on mallet instruments.

Yes, it was in a beef commercial in the '90s. Here it is!

 

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