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Has anyone heard from CarolM lately?

16 December 2014 - 07:58 PM

Haven't seen any activity from her.

Does anyone know if she's ok?


moonlight serenade

21 September 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hi Kirk,
Great lesson. I've been really enjoying trying to learn this. I'd like to play it for my mom who is 93 yrs old. She used to be an amazing jitter-bugger during the war. Used to get kicked out of clubs regularly as it was not allowed. I'm sure Glenn Miller will bring back memories for her.

thanks again.

Summertime lesson

09 August 2014 - 11:02 AM

Hi Kirk,

Thanks for doing this lesson. I can almost feel the hot breeze blowing through the cotton.
Great vibe. And that turnaround you do after "and the cotton is high...." is sweet.
And the Eaug/A# (I think that's what it was) is a really cool chord.

Gonna practice this and post my version.
thanks again,

Moon River Lesson

02 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

Kirk - thanks very much for doing this lesson. What a beautiful arrangement. Definitely my next project.

By the way, if you want to stick with Mancini, you may want to try Two for the Road. Mancini's favourite and a great tune.


The Valley

18 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

Hi everyone,

Here's one of my favourite songs by Jane Siberry.
I placed it here in SongWriting along with her lyrics just in the hopes that it will inspire someone.
I really like Jane. She is pretty quirky and some of her songs don't find me in their target market. But a lot do. Probably her most famous song is Calling All Angels that has been in a few movies.

Here is The Valley sung by K.D. Lang.

I live in the hills

You live in the valleys

And all that you know

Are these blackbirds

You rise every morning

Wondering what in the world

Will the world bring today

Will it bring you joy

Or will it take it away?

And every step you take

Is guided by

The love of the light on the land

And the blackbird's cry

You will walk, you will walk

You will walk in good company

Valley is dark, the burgeoning holding

The stillness obscured by their judging

You walk through the shadows

Uncertain and surely hurting

Deserted by the blackbirds

And the staccato of the staff

And though you trust the light

Towards which you wend your way

Sometimes you feel all that you wanted

Has been taken away

You will walk, you will walk

You will walk in good company

I love the best in you

You love the best in me

Though it is not always easy

Lovely, lonely

We will walk, we will walk

We will walk in good company

The shepherd, upright and flowing

You see