Tuneful Tuesday Week 74: The Man That Got Away

Tuneful Tuesday Week 74: The Man That Got Away

There’s been a lot of hype about the new movie “The Star Is Born” but I’m still in love with the Judy Garland version that this powerful torch song came from.

https://youtu.be/gqLNTelf9lk

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Tuneful Tuesday Week 73: Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day) by Strauss

Today is my birthday…. it also happens to be All Souls’ Day. My mom really wanted me to be born on Halloween, but I held out until All Souls’ Day: a day of remembrance when the souls of our departed loved ones are said to walk upon this earth. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been such an old soul. 😉

I’ve always had such a strong connection to this Strauss piece because every time I hear or sing it, I think “IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!” so I thought it would be fitting to share a recording of it this year as an early “Tuneful Tuesday.”

Happy All Souls’ Day and Happy Birthday To Me!

Translation:

“Place on the table the fragrant mignonettes, bring here the last red asters, and let us speak again of love, as long ago in May. Give me the hand that I may secretly clasp it, and if it is observed by others, I will not mind; Give me one of your sweet glances, as long ago in May. Today each grave is flowering and fragrant, once a year is All Souls’ Day, come to my heart that I again may have you, as long ago in May.”

https://youtu.be/Pt-PoJ1I9XQ

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: Preschool Piano Songs

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: WunderKeys Preschool Piano Songs

This Sunday is my annual Bloom Studio Recital where I get to sing along with my little preschool students as they show off their finger strength and dexterity….. and awesome dance moves. Here’s a preview of the silly songs we are going to perform together. ❤️

https://youtu.be/TNX7117VVHA

Fitness Friday Week 36: Utkatasana/Chair Pose

Chair Pose is a great position to sing in so as to build vocal strength. I use this with my students all the time when they are disconnected from their lower body while singing. To begin, start with your feet hip distance apart and bend your knees keeping strength through your inner thighs. Keep your weight in your heels rather than in your toes. See how low you can go while still keeping a straight spine and a strong lift of your rib cage.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

I wore my fun rainbow skirt to the studio today and one of my students said “you remind me of that song ‘True Colors.’ You know…..’you’re beautiful like a rainbow.’”

So, I promised that student I’d sightread “True Colors” for my next Tuneful Tuesday. 🌈

https://youtu.be/V4tvXVLQS7A