Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge


I took piano lessons for five years when I was a kid
and one of the first things I learned was the 'name'
of each line of the treble clef. (click)
This helped me to remember what notes went where.

The lines/notes in the treble clef are EGBDF.
The spaces between the lines are FACE.

There you have it......Music 101!

I was at the beach the other day and noticed that these two crows
looked as if they were about to play a tune....in the COLD!


It may have been a 'love song' considering how they were looking at each other.

And it just may be this one sung by Sarah McLachlan,
who by the way grew up in Halifax:





25 comments:

  1. What a fabulous shot of those birds. So romantic!

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    1. Well spring is 'fast' (?) approaching and these two are getting a head start!!
      Thanks Fiona.

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  2. When I learned it they told me Every Good Boy Deserves Fish And Chips. That way you get the two lines above the stave as well!

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    1. Of course! What better phrase for Brits! I'll remember that one Anne! Thanks.

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  3. I remember it as Every Good Boy Does Fine... beautiful video!

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    1. I guess, Bobbi, that we liked our 'sweets' more here in Nova Scotia!

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  4. Love may be in the air, even if it's a bit chilly!

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    1. They must REALLY be in love Inger because that day was FREEZING there at the beach.

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  5. Such a lovely video. Love the love birds.

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    1. I liked it too Pat. I hadn't heard it before....or I guess seen it before either.
      Couldn't resist this shot when I saw it.....despite the cold.

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  6. Perhaps a Cole Porter tune, you know... "Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. LETS do it, lets fall in love!" "Lets Do It" is one of my favorites of his. (Porter is my favorite musical composer!) "So In Love", "Lets Misbehave", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out of You", "All Through the Night", "Night and Day"... I love them all!

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    1. That would have perfect here Mick! Where were you when I needed you!! lol
      Yes indeed, Cole Porter has left his 'mark' in the musical world.

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  7. I never had the chance to take piano lessons as a kid. :( But I certainly learned FACE and ...fudge ~ maybe it was a Nova Scotian thing. Did you ever participate in sight singing contests? At the end of 2nd grade and then in 4th grade I went to school in Greenwood (airbase). Sight singing was big in our music classes, and there was some competition among the schools. We learned FACE and ... right off the bat. I did not know that Sarah M. grew up in Halifax! How cool! Thanks for introducing me to this lovely version of Gordon Lightfoot's classic song. Have a good one.

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    1. In the city we had 'music festivals' where classes would compete singing a song that we learned. Don't remember 'sight' singing Louise. Maybe it was strictly a 'valley thang'!!
      Sarah M. went to high school in Halifax (QEH) with a friend of ours and early on in her career she would return to the city to spend summers with her parents.......she used to use the fitness facilities at SMU where Ron worked.
      You know I didn't know Gordon Lightfoot sang that song. Now I do....thanks.

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  8. Bass clef -- all cars eat gas and great big dogs fight animals. That's a beautiful song.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I never heard that one before!! Thanks Janie.
      Glad you liked this piece.

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  9. That is a lovely photo, and I think if they were to sing a song it would be the most pleasant of songs

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    1. Hi Hayley-Eszti. It is good to see you. Yes, I am sure they have their own repertoire for 'all occasions'.

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  10. That is a great photo, Jim! I love it. And that video was really nice. You simply can't go wrong with Sarah McLachlan. What a voice on that woman!

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    1. Martha, thanks! Yes, Sarah M. has a voice of an angel.

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  11. Oh this brought back memories! And here ya go...GCEA on the ukulele...GOOD COWS EAT APPLES!
    I couldn't resist as I am just learning to play it. I love it! Great birds on the wire shot. Aloha

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    1. Now THAT'S a new one to me!! Love it!
      Thanks for dropping by Hula La. Aloha.

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  12. I have always loved this Gordon Lightfoot song of love and longing. But I think Sarah McLachlan's arrangement elevates it to a whole new level of beauty and expression -- it's my favourite version!

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  13. I had learned it as Every Good Boy Does Fine. This boy would have done a lot finer with Fudge.

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