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

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

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 !)

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!

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

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

Crescendo

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.

 

Trance

Trance

The music and the lasers are rounded on you

Reality is – they’ve got you in their spell

As you dance around the disco following the haze

Not knowing when to stop

Creating mayhem on the floor chasing the lights – no

Exception – you’ll dance till you drop

Symphony

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