Fret

Acrostic, Learning, Music, Poetry

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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 !)

Percussive

Music, Poetry

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

Riff

Music, Performance, Pleasures, Poetry

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

Crescendo

Music

Crescendo

The noise began softly enough

as the orchestra’s strings began to play

the flutes and the piccalos joined in with the tune

led by an oboe and a bassoon

to the listenener the music was perfectly poised

as those there playing were joined by a bang

and held in the air – silence it hang

it sounded like thunder – there was an almighty crash

as percussion joined in and kettledrums were bashed

and cymbals and gongs were clattered and crashed

the rest played along to the percussionists peak

till the noise of their thunder died down and became meek

whilst the only noise in the room that was sharp

was the solo effort of a lass on the harp.

 

Symphony

Acrostic, Music, Pleasures, Poetry

Symphony

Start of the music is simple enough

Years of orchestration begins with the lead musicians

Mostly its percussion – but violins can be heard

Piano chords blend in to the melody as

Harp strings are gently plucked

Oboes bassoons and flutes add character unique to the piece

Notes followed by famous artistes, composed by late but great masters

Yards of notes, combining to produce a most magnificent piece to listen to

Ovation

Acrostic, Drama, Music

Ovation

Salford , 7th June 2017

an Acrostic by Brian F Kirkham

 

On the whole, the performance was well received

Violets and petunias as well as the obligatory roses were

Advanced with applause toward the stage,

To be received by the soprano.

In time, the critics would sharpen their quills but

On the nights events

Nobody could fault her – the audience kept on cheering