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Acrostic Music Poetry

Volume

#Fowc #Volume

Versatile listeners of music

Often like turning this up to

Listening to the sound of the

Umpah band over the

Magical Wireless

Ears appreciating the brass and drums

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Acrostic

Upbeat

#fowc #upbeat

Salford, 16th September

U know what it is

Picking up your step to the

Beat of the rhythm and bass

Even singing a bar or two

As you stroll through the park

Today’s a great day – keep moving to the music

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Poetry

Retro

In response to Fandango’s One word Challenge

They say if you can remember the sixties – you weren’t there

but fashion’s a fickle thing

Millennials walking down to the disco

in an homage to their Mums and dads

with some wide flares and knee high boots

listening and dancing to tunes on played on vinyl

that mum danced with dad when they were young

there’s something missing with that digital stuff

no feel, snap , crackle or pop

hearing the groove from the record player – its top!

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Music Nature

Rock

A post in response to the Tuesday Photo Challenge from Inky

Tuesday 26th March 2019

What’s with the guitar Inky ?

I thought i’d start with the musical link – an electric guitar. Clapton, May, Deacon come to mind. It’s loud but in time is methodical, and lyrical – its also the nearest thing to an electrical instrument that doesn’t need a programmer….it does need an amplifier though

Much like the Rocks you find on your average beach….(eh?)

Noisy little rocks on Kos

When the waves smack against the rocks its a bit like a percussion instrument. Depending on your location on the beach, the noises can be soft , hard or downright noisy, as the waves lap slap and crash against the shore

Get the wind to go through the holes in the rock, and you could be mistaken for hearing music being played, as theres a definate sound as the wind makes its way round the rock.

Add a chirp or two following the sound of the rocks and the sea – you have a three piece band 🙂

Reminiscent of something i read in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novel Soul Music

Music with Rocks in – Quite a ring to it too.

And all of this is Acoustic….no electric required.

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Music Photography

Creating Art from Music

CFFC Week 5 – Guitar

#CFFC #Week5 #Music #Guitar

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Guitar, by Brian F Kirkham

Its a bit of a redo – but I’ve cleaned it up for the fun foto challenge

an electric guitar in front of a background of sheet music

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Acrostic Poetry

Song

Song

Salford, 15th April 2018

Simply put, a local operatic lass

Outputs her talents, on a fancy talent show

Next thing you know – Pop acts are spinning Arias

Giving the sopranos a run for their money

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Acrostic Learning Music Poetry

Fret

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Salford, 17th April 2018

 

There’s plenty of space to rest your fingers

On the neck of your average guitar

Notes are sounded by the position on the strings

Excellent sounds can be achieved if you put them in the right place

 

(! and if you get it wrong the first time – you can always try again – Don’t Fret !)

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Acrostic Humour Poetry

Noise

Noise

Salford, 15th March 2018

 

Noted academics, would call it a break in the silence

Owls wake at the sound of the shrill

Interested passers by, wonder where the wailing is coming from

Songs sung in the shower – screeching through the air

Exceptional harmonious melodies ? hardly!

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Music Poetry

Percussive

Percussive

Time to keep a beat,

time to make a noise

play along with the music men

and remember keep that poise

Play those maracas

and hit those bongo drums

make a sound with the cocoa tins

something that rattles and hums

Its all about keeping the rythum

and playing your part in your time

as your triangles chime, to glockenspiels time

and the audience cheer – as they think that its fine

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Music Performance Pleasures Poetry

Riff

Riff

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Right about now

in music classrooms in high schools up and down the land

four piece bands are being formed and

fret boards are taking a hammering

Repeated notes

in ordered formation

fill empty spaces on the musical page

forming a foundation to create something magical

Rythum and Blues follow guitar

in concert halls up and down the land

following the familiar formation

followed by the star playing the guitar strings