Playing for Peace
Published on Mar 28, 2018
What I am doing to promote peace and harmony is to Play for Peace! Here at home and at every chance that I get. I record some of these sessions. This is my response to the tense issues that surround people everywhere and are making social media toxic. Not to push on one side or the other but to break up the tension with musical vibrations! The vibrations are created between me and the instruments and are transmitted through the ethers and now the internet. I believe that putting this positive energy out there can serve as a brief oasis from the issues for anyone who takes a few minutes or seconds to give a listen. Share if you'd like to share this kind of musical message! Like it if you like it...
Edit 6/11/21 About a year ago I composed and published this little poem on my FB page and have been meaning to put it here and now I have done so.
Playing for Peace
The Peace for which I play is Peace of Mind,
Although, I wish my neighbor were a bit more kind,
It's noble that's for sure
To play for Peace is quite demure
Peace of mind brings Peace on Earth
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in Am
The Vivaldi Violin Concerto in Am on an old plywood Strad-O-Lin mandolin. I've been working on playing this version (Tivadar Nachéz) for a long time (I admit how long at the end of the vid but it's actually longer than stated). This is the first movement.
If you hear some odd noises in the video, Pearl, the cat, was sleeping up against the back of the computer and emitting otherworldly sounds of dreamful sleep and then the fridge kicked in on a harmony at one point.
Wend And Meander
It's been a while since I have posted anything so I guess it's time. Here is a recent tune that I call Wend And Meander. It's a jig and I am playing an “Octola”, which is a modified viola so it could be tuned an octave below the violin/fiddle. Putting the intention of playing for peace into the music and sending it out to all y'all.
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