Xah Music Blog

Human Animals and Their Songs. From which, the guts are deciphered.

Female Wail Panel Index (new group panel index)

♪ “Information High” from ♪ “Macross Plus”

Enya ♪ “Cursum Perficio”

Ana Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz

here's frenzy piano version. Not well done.

girl play piano Asturias Isaac Albeniz

when you have a classical piece, you can listen to it a few times, and know, if it'll last for just a few days, or years.

this piece, lasts just a few days. After that, it's annoying.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (piano cover)

Tale Songs

new nav panel. tell tale songs, aka ballad. if you are interested in what's called the Arts in college.

y'know? like 4chan /b, but suppose written by a 50 yrs old man, like, a touch of understanding of world's affairs.

and sometimes i suppose, if that guy is 1k years old, like, vampire that's so sexy on screen, he wouldn't have cared.

if you live forever, at what age, you start to disbelieve all you believed? and at what age, it's all a joke? but then, maybe it won't be so.

That, is the great mystery of life.

O, how i long to be a vamp, at 50, still rock hard.

some of the classics like David Bowie ♪ “Life on Mars” That empty gaze of pale blue.

David Bowie ♪ “Space Oddity” Eerily serene and catastrophic. The love, the aspiration, the venerability, and the anthropic beauty of home.

and this is ♪ “House of the Rising Sun” . Meaning, prostitute house. A place of dreams, of desperation, pleasure, business, and murder.

and here's the classic, prison of wealth Eagles ♪ “Hotel California”

and here's Queen ♪ “Bohemian Rhapsody”. died of AIDS. Scaramouche in fandango vs Galileo figaro.

whereas Bismillah means “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”. and Beelzebub means “Lord of the Flies”.

花样的年华 (Age of Blossom)

new navigation panel, wartime Shanghai songs. History sings. The pain, the devastation, the sorrow.

王菲 《容易受傷的女人》 (Faye Wong ♪ “Fragile Woman”)

now with side panel. She's biggest Asian pop star, since 2000.

鄧麗君 Teresa Deng Songs

new navigation panel. Chinese song. She's the biggest Asian star in 1980, 1990s.

The Well Tempered Clavier by Romaninoff 📺

This piece, is the best music in the universe. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Fugue № 8 📺

  1. ok, now, Xah edu corner, bout #20160701063239, on canon, fugue, and counter-point! and pitch, timbre, and what means musics!
  2. 1 first of all, u no unstand. it's too deep a subject.
  3. 2 see yonder sine wave of ya highschool? remember frequency, amplitude? and wave shape?
  4. side insert: the spectacular flame of mathematics Sine Curve
  5. 3 now, loundness is the size of the wave. frequency is the pitch. higher pitch, more squished the wave. shriek of girls.
  6. 4 wave shape corresponds to timber. that is, the “color” of the sound. e.g. piano, violin, human, sound different at same pitch
  7. 5 Let's present pitch by numbers. 1 2 3 4 5 …. So a piece of piano music is just sequence of numbers, each with a duration.
  8. 6 now you can play a song backward. namely, read the number sequence from last to first.
  9. 7 you can do transpose. That is, add/minus n to all numbers. So, if a song is 3 2 7 2 9, now if +1, it's 4 3 8 3 10
  10. 8 we can also play inverse. eg song 3 2 7, is -1 +5. Now do +1 -5. So new song is 3 4 -1. So, song 1 2 3 4 5 6, is 6 5 4 3 2 1. (if we transpose first)
  11. 9 another variation is length/shorten duration of each note, for all notes in the song.
  12. 10 now, you can combine any of the above, to create a new variation of the melody.
  13. 11 now, a canon is 1 melody with variations of the above means. basically, same melody, repeated, going each every way, in the same song.
  14. 12 fugue is just canon, but with non-strict rules. So, basically, a melody that repeat in varied ways in one song.
  15. 13 you can easily understand Fugue, by listening to this. 〈What is a Fugue? So You Want to Write a Fugue〉 What is a Fugue? So You Want to Write a Fugue
  16. 14 you see, the key is that the end result must be musical. that's what makes fugue difficult and fascinating.
  17. 15 the above mention ways of variation of a melody, is called contrapuntal or counter-point. so, fuge is contrapuntal composition.
  18. 16 j s bach is the king of writing fugue. goto youtube search fugue you'll find tons.
  19. 17 now, for some reason, contrapuntal music is a thing of the west. Music in china, for example, never developed such a concept.
  20. 18 lol. somebody made a fuge of lady gaga's song.
lady gaga fugue

Bach, Art of the Fugue 📺

Liszt, Years of Pilgrimage 📺 (on its own page)

“Listen, I'm not the nicest guy in the Universe, because I'm the smartest. And being nice is something stupid people do to hedge their bets.” —Rick & Morty

Nine Inch Nails ♪ “Hurt” from “Rick and Morty”

Bach, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 📺

Chopin, Fantasie-Impromptu, Opus № 66 📺

Bach, Marcello, BWV 974 📺

Bach, Busoni — Chaconne in D minor 📺

Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Q: How to kill a mathematician? A: Play this fugue. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Fugue № 4 📺

Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Fugue № 8

another brainless frenzy Darude ♪ “Sandstorm”

Tez Cadey ♪ “Seve”

Electro House ♪

Feint - Vagrant (ft. Veela)

learn to read music

music notation sample

if you never learned those ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬, here's the basics. understanding-basic-music-theory-3.74.pdf

don't be scared by the title. Just scan the first chapter.

♪ “O Fortuna”

Prince ♪〈1999〉 added my story.

Prince ♪ “Pop Life”

Prince ♪〈I Would Die 4 U〉

Prince ♪ “Little Red Corvette”

Prince, died, at age of 57. (June 7, 1958 to April 21, 2016)

cause of death seems to be natural cause but unexpected.

Shiela E's comment.

Here's one of my fav, Prince ♪ “Kiss”

Leslie Howard Complete Liszt Titles

Beautiful Girls Playing Piano, Facial Expressions

Bjork, Weird

〈舊夢何處尋〉 Teresa Teng, Simon & Garfunkel ♪ “El Condor Pasa” (1970)

薛家燕 《再會吧十七歲》 (Byebye Seventeen)

A-Ha ♪ “Take on Me”

我一見你就笑 I Smile When I See You - 鄧麗君 (Teresa Teng)

wow, this is the youngest Teresa Teng in video i've ever seen.

there exist such lovely creatures.

鄧麗君 《晶晶》 (Teresa Teng, Jing Jing) (updated)

Jennifer Rush ♪ “The Power of Love” (repost)