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Todd Mastric, as they say "my Bruddah from Annudah Muddah" has just started posting here. I hope you enjoy his presence here as much as I have valued his friendship over time and distance. He also writes good stuff! He has over 2,100 downloads already! If you have trouble finding his page it's right here.
A big welcome to David Bannister and his wife who are well over 4,200 downloads. David Bannister is converting some of the pieces I have put on here into tablature, so his site is definitely worth checking out. He is also sharing some of the materials he has developed for his students just as I do. I love comparing notes and appreciate his teaching style.
Congratulations to Mary Misiak who has over 50,000 downloads. Mary writes sheet music for pianists so if you are looking for piano music, check out her web page and put her over a hundred thousand. She really deserves it.
I am a semi-retired Folksinger, retired Army Bandsman, currently teaching Guitar Ensemble, Chorus, and Recorder Ensemble, grades 3 - 8. Next time I retire though, I am going right back into folk singing. (It keeps me humble)
Songs are like children. They have to get out on their own and find their own identity. I started the process by writing them, but you complete the process by learning them, passing them down to young minds, and keeping them alive. I sincerely hope that one or two of my little songs will live on past the time when anyone will know I actually wrote them. It is the sweetest form of immortality I could possibly think of. You can find free MP3s of my folk songs on Soundclick.com
Leave me a message if you drop by. I would love to know what you think of my primitive efforts. I will also be mentioning that my songs will be written down here, so don't get stuck in a loop. I have had to depend on people who are wiser than me in the ways of technology all of my life. It doesn't bother me, but I am grateful that they are so gracious as well as generous. If you need any of these in a different format, give me a shout and if I am not in the middle of concert season, I will be glad to consider your request.
>>> You did it! over 225,000 going but all I can do is hope, and dream, and kick in whatever pittance I have in the hopes that it will soften other hearts and minds out there. So when you see one more contributor, remember that I put my money where my mouth is. Your turn!--
>>>Fifty songs have gone over 1,000 downloads now, eight are over 2,000, and one song has actually gone over 3,700 downloads. I can't wait to find material that is at least as useful. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
>>>I would love to hear if something you found on this page convinced you to become a member. I don't get anything for it and I'm not looking for bragging rights. I would just like to know if this page is helping out Mike in any way. I don't want his generosity to me, to become a burden for this site. If something else was a deciding factor, be sure and let Mr. Daly know about that as well. If there is anything that any one of us can do to keep this online, I'm sure we can find a way to get it done. Oh, and if you actually read down this far, thank you bunches. My students are used to me but I may be a bit overwhelming to the general public.
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Description: The same cactus juice they make Tequila out of, sweetens my tea. Agave Honey (or Agave nectar) has less calories than sugar and it is said that it does not raise your glycemic index. I just know that it is very tasty and adds a southwestern flavor to our kitchen. The ensemble piece is for first to second year students and hopefully they will enjoy it.
Description: This is a traditional Spanish Lullaby that is typically sung as a Christmas Carol. My students taught it to me, and I did the best I could to do justice to it. If you can suggest any improvements, I would be happy to consider them. The carol is sung in Spanish and the phonetic pronunciation is included on the separate sheet, as close as I could get it.
Description: This song had some clinkers in it and I have avoided using it, probably because I was too lazy (or busy?) to fix it. One of my students was nosing around the bins however and decided that we had to play it for our Spring Concert, and you know what that means. After we got it overhauled, I like it a lot better. Sometimes we just need our students to give us a nudge in the right direction I guess!
Description: This was a request from one of my students that I just got a chance to put out. I hope it isn't too late for us to learn it! It is for a trio or guitar ensemble and it is published with and without shorthand notation.
Description: This is a solo version of one of John Newton's most meaningful spirituals. If you don't know the story behind the song, be sure to look it up as soon as possible. This is published under Creative Commons for Solo Guitar. I have included this with and without shorthand notation, and as always this was written by student request.
Description: This is a beginning Guitar Ensemble piece by Fernando Sor. It was originally a solo, but we didn't realy like the idea of a bunch of guitars playing the solo all at once, so my students asked me to arrange it for ensemble. I was dubious at first, but ki8nd of liked the way it turned out. I hope you will as well.
Description: This is for second to third year guitar students, or guitar students with some facility. Although it is all in first position, it moves fairly rapidly and has a lot of interconnecting parts. There is no shorthand notation available for this piece. By the time they get to this level, they should no longer need it. If you have differently abled students who do however, pop me off a quick e-mail and I will be glad to oblige. As a differently abled teacher, I understand the need to keep all students engaged and motivated.
Description: This piece is published with and without shorthand notation. It is a quick part I put together so the recorders and guitars could play a couple of songs together at the end of the concert. It is in the Key of "C" and part two deliberately takes the melody down an octave during part of the song for the students who have trouble getting into the upper range. A lot of students ask for this song because it also happens to be the tune to "Love Me Tender." I've always known this song because it is my sister's middle name!
Description: I didn't much like an arrangement I was using so I wrote this one. The same thing will probably happen with someone else and they will write another one. It's nice to think I have provided such inspiration!
Description: This was requested by a student. She wanted to play it in her church, but when she showed it to a friend, the friend showed it to the rest of the class and they got mad at me. They accused me of holding out on them. I figured I'd better get this up so nobody thinks I'm holding out on them!